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Stock Market Futures Up on Republican Midterm Victories

This morning, stock market futures indicate a rise from yesterday's close on news that the Republican Party will control both chambers of Congress in 2015.

The GOP picked up at least seven Senate seats during Tuesday's election, with the opportunity to snag an additional three in the coming weeks in Alaska, Louisiana, and Virginia.

Here's what else you should know - including our Money Morning "Tip of the Day" - in stock market news today...

Tesla (Nasdaq: TSLA) Stock: 3 Key Earnings Figures to Watch Today

Tesla Motors Inc. reports Q3 earnings after the bell today (Wednesday), which means it'll be a wild day for TSLA stock.

Tesla is always volatile around earnings reports. In the second quarter, TSLA stock jumped 5% the day after it beat EPS estimates by $0.07. TSLA stock dipped more than 6% May 7, even after the company beat Q1 earnings by $0.02 per share.

And while Wall Street looks at EPS and revenue as key indicators, there are three other factors that will have a bigger impact on TSLA's short-term performance...

The Social Media War Is Over. The Winner Is...

Since appearing on FOX Business last week to talk about three major tech companies – Facebook, Twitter, and Amazon.com – I've been getting a ton of questions about what the future really holds for these companies.

Especially Facebook and Twitter.

Those are probably the two best-known players in the social media sector right now.

After releasing their third-quarter earnings reports just days from each other last week, it's evident that their fortunes are starting to diverge.

While Facebook's fortunes are on the rise, Twitter is choking.

Today, I'll tell you why...

What Stocks Do After Midterm Elections

Many investors trying to figure out what stocks do after midterm elections have focused on whether the Republicans will take enough seats in the Senate to gain the majority.

The Republicans are heavily favored to take the Senate. But it won't make much difference.

You see, when it comes to what stocks do after midterm elections, investors need to look beyond what might happen this week or next and instead take a long-term view.

History gives us a lot of reasons for optimism...

These 3 Tech Stocks Will Profit Thanks to Today's Election

There's a 76.2% chance that the U.S. Senate will change hands today. Now, the prediction isn't my own – it comes from Nate Silver, an eerily accurate, tech-centric election forecaster.

This Republican surge is good news for tech investors if they want to profit from the big changes brewing in Washington.

So that's why I'm telling you now about three tech stocks that will dominate if the Senate turns Republican after the polls close tonight...

Dividend-Paying Stocks: 35 Notable Increases and Special Payouts

It's still a perfect time to look for more opportunities in dividend-paying stocks. Interest rates will remain low for months.

Money markets and CDs pay next to nothing. Stocks that sport attractive and growing dividends, many with yields high enough to compete with bonds, are the best option for income seekers.

Last week, 64 companies hiked payouts and 12 issued special dividends. Here are 35 notable enrichments announced during the week ending Oct. 31, 2014.

Alibaba (NYSE: BABA) Stock Price Hits New High on Earnings Beat - What to Watch Now

The Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (NYSE: BABA) stock price reached another all-time high of $103.80 today (Tuesday) after the company reported quarterly earnings.

Alibaba officials reported earnings per share (EPS) of $0.45, which matched consensus estimates. Revenue was $2.74 billion, which beat estimates of $2.64 billion. Revenue was up 54% from last year.

And while many on Wall Street focus on EPS and revenue today, there are other factors in today's report that are even more important for the BABA stock price...