'BP Oil Leak,' Nexus One: Hot Trends

BP oil leak and Nexus One continue to be trending topics on Google.
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oil leak continues to be a trending topic on Google, as the oil giant estimates costs reach $450 million -- continuing the epic, weeks-long Google Trends winning streak of the phrase "BP Oil Leak."

And that is one streak no company wants to own.

BP also released a video on Thursday of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. This comes three weeks after the Deepwater Horizon, which was owned by

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, exploded, leaving 11 workers missing. The explosion has spilled more than 3 million gallons of oil into the water.

BP's efforts to contain the leak have thus far proved historically unsuccessful. BP is reportedly in the process of attempting to place a "top hat" over the leak. It originally tried to halt the leak with a dome, but that failed.

BP and Transocean testified yesterday in front of a Congressional committee that will decide who is at fault for the explosion.

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Nexus One is a highly searched term online, as mobile carriers have decided not to carry the device.

Sprint

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announced earlier this week that it has scrapped plans to carry the phone, while

Verizon

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previously said it would not make Nexus One available.

Sprint intended on carrying the phone, but decided that another new phone, the Evo, would be better suited for its customers.

The chatter on Main Street (a.k.a. Google) is always of interest to investors on Wall Street. Thus, each day, TheStreet compiles the stories that are trending on Google, and highlights the news that could make stocks move.

Reported by Jeanine Poggi in New York.

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