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$1 Billion Google-SpaceX Partnership Will Bring the Entire World Online

Updated Jan. 21, 2015: An exciting Google-SpaceX partnership was formed Tuesday evening. Together, the visionary companies will attempt to bring the remaining two-thirds of the globe online…

You see, more than 60% of the world's population is still offline, according to a September 2014 study by McKinsey & Co.

After a day of rumors, the Internet giant and Fidelity confirmed a $1 billion investment in Elon Musk's SpaceX around 5 p.m. ET Tuesday. A source close to the deal said Google valued SpaceX north of $10 billion.

A Google-SpaceX partnership formed late Tuesday. Together, Google-SpaceX will work to bring the remaining two-thirds of the world's population online...

IPOs

15 Tech IPOs in 2015 to Keep on Your Radar

Tech IPOs in 2015: Wall Street is coming off a great year of initial public offerings. There were the most IPOs in 2014 since the height of the dot-com era in 2000.

Renaissance Capital, a manager of IPO-focused ETFs, reported 275 stock launches last year. That's a 23% increase from 2013. Last year's record number of IPOs also lent a huge hand 2014's bull market.

But it won't stop there. The tech sector should continue to dominate the 2015 IPO landscape. That's why we're keeping an eye on the biggest tech IPOs in 2015.

Here's a look at 15 companies with a real or rumored valuation of at least $1 billion to watch this year...

Stocks to Watch

Four Innovative Companies Surging to the Top of Their Industries

Innovative companies do well in the market by keeping their ideas fresh and their customers and employees happy.

Whether they're printing a customer's face on a piece of chocolate or aiding in the elimination of a deadly disease, the cutting-edge offerings of these companies make them stand out in the crowd.

The following companies create the most state-of-the-art products around, which is nice for their shareholders, too...

Short Selling

Short Selling in 2015: Three Companies to Target

We may still be in a bull market, but the ground is becoming more fertile for short selling.

At some point, the market is going to catch on as to why the markets have been surging so high for so long – years of money-printing by the world's central banks. That means now is a great time to look for short selling candidates.

And here are three stocks ripe for short selling right now...

Washington

Crowd-Watch State of the Union 2015 for These Five Epic Moments

U.S. President Barack Obama will address the condition of the nation and outline his legislative agenda in his State of the Union 2015 on Tuesday, Jan. 20.

He will touch on a major tax overhaul, cybersecurity, and economic recovery. But serious issues aside, millions of television viewers watch the address for more than intellectual debate…

They also tune in for a little social experiment. When you round up a heavily fractioned 535 Members of Congress in one room and force them to listen to a speech from our lightning-rod President, it is nigh-guaranteed some antics will occur.

Here are the top five most entertaining things to watch for in the crowd of State of the Union 2015.

Income Investing

Dividend Investing News: PPC plus 21 New Payout Hikes

Dividend Investing News, Jan. 19, 2015: Pilgrim's Pride (NYSE: PPC) surprised investors last Thursday when it announced it's returning some $1.5 billion to shareholders via a special cash dividend.

Investors of record Jan. 30 will receive $5.77 a share payable on Feb. 17. PPC shares surged nearly 10% on the news.

Here are all 22 dividend stocks that boosted payouts or announced special dividends during the week ending Jan. 16.

Stock Market

How the Chinese Stock Market Sell-Off Will Affect U.S. Investors

The Chinese stock market plunged today (Monday) after regulators imposed limits on margin trading.

You see, speculation has helped propel the Shanghai Composite Index about 60% since 2013's close.

Today's sell-off was prompted by fears that those speculators, who are trading on margin, would exit the market.

Here's what that means for U.S. markets...

Washington

D.C.'s New Bosses Start to Pay Back Wall Street

Wall Street is about to get paid back by D.C.'s new bosses. Because all politicians are snakes. And some of them are rattlesnakes.

On Jan 14, the House of Representatives passed an act providing banks an additional two years to comply with the Volcker Rule. What does this mean?

On Jan 14, the House of Representatives passed an act providing banks an additional two years to comply with the Volcker Rule. What does this mean?

It means that extra time will make the 1% richer. Here’s how it works…

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