Prime Minister George Papandreou is faced with passing an unpopular austerity program so it can get the $17 billion it needs by July 15 to avoid default on Greek debt.
If Prime Minister George Papandreou survives tonight's confidence vote, he will push for the austerity measures needed to secure further financial aid from EU and IMF to avoid a default.
Germany and France reached an agreement that should see a desperately needed Greece bailout move forward.
Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel faces growing anger at home over German help in buoying the Greek economy with a second bailout package.
Tens of thousands of protesters crossed police lines as Greece's parliament prepared to vote on new austerity measures to avoid what could be a devastating default.
The Dow closed down more than 90 points after the Department of Labor released a discouraging jobs report on Friday
Stock prices mostly rise on world markets. Germany, France, and several Asian markets see stock prices go up. But markets in US, Britain closed due to holidays.