NEW YORK (
) -- "Force majeure" is a trending search topic after Libya declared force majeure on its oil exports,
is a legal clause which removes contractual liability from a party if uncontrollable events occur.
Oil prices spiked on Tuesday to the highest level since fall 2008 in the wake of the upheaval that continues to rock the Middle East. More than 8% of Libya's oil production has been shut down because of the civil uprising and ongoing political turmoil, the International Energy Agency said Monday.
"Amazon Prime" is a heavily searched topic after
started offering a
The move is aimed directly at
instant streaming offer and promises a selection of 5,000 movies and TV shows as part of the $79-a-year Amazon Prime subscription.
Netflix's instant streaming service costs $8 a month or $96 a year, and offers about 11,000 dated movies, documentaries and TV shows.
"Carmelo Anthony" is a trending search topic Tuesday following the news that the now former Denver Nuggets' star forward has been traded to the New York Knicks.
The Nuggets are trading guards Anthony, Chauncey Billups and Anthony Carter, forward Renaldo Balkman, and center Shelden Williams to the Knicks, in exchange for guard Raymond Felton, forwards Danilo Gallinari and Wilson Chandler, and center Timofey Mozgov. The deal also gives the Nuggets the Knicks' first-round pick in 2014 and second-round picks in 2012 and 2013, as well as $3 million.
The Knicks will also trade center Eddy Curry, forward Anthony Randolph and $3 million for Minnesota Timberwolves' small forward Corey Brewer.
"Windows 7 SP1" is a hot search topic on Tuesday following reports that
will release its first service pack for Windows 7 operating system.
is expected to be available for public download starting on Feb. 22.
The pack doesn't provide any new features, but it does allow users to run a slew of security updates and hot fixes on their Windows 7 system.
The chatter on Main Street (a.k.a. Google and other search sites) is always of interest to investors on Wall Street. Thus, each day, TheStreet compiles the stories that are trending on the Web, and highlights the news that could make stocks move.
-- Written by Theresa McCabe in Boston.
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