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Why Tech Stocks Are Lifting the Dow Jones Today

The Dow Jones today is preparing for another positive day after three of the "Fab Five" tech stocks beat earnings expectations yesterday.

Dow Jones futures are up 18 points after (Nasdaq: AMZN), Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT), and Alphabet (Nasdaq: GOOGL) all beat Wall Street expectations yesterday.

Here's a look at today's most important market events and stocks, plus a look at today's economic calendar...

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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...