Hot Trends: Massey Energy, Tiger Woods

Massey Energy is a trending topic on Google after a mine explosion kills 25 workers.
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- 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.

A deadly blast in a West Virginia mine

emergency response pictured above

, which is operated by

Massey Energy

(MEE)

, is topping Google's most popular search terms on Tuesday.

The explosion, which occurred Monday afternoon, killed 25 miners and four are still missing, the company said. This was the worst U.S. mining disaster since 1984.

There have been several reports that the mine was cited for 458 safety violations in 2009, such as the accumulation of potentially volatile coal dust, poor pre-shift inspections and problems with ventilation and escape-route plans.

As a result, shares of Massey are tanking 8.3% to $50.17 in morning trading.

Comcast

(MEE)

is a trending topic on Google after the Federal Communications Commission lost a key ruling on "Net neutrality."

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled that the FCC lacks the authority to require broadband providers to treat all data on their networks equally.

This is a win for Comcast, which has been vehemently opposing the FCC's authority to impose "Net neutrality" on broadband providers.

Microsoft's

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Xbox 360 is a hot search term today, as a title update for the system went live this morning. The update will allow users to use external flash drives to store almost any content on their 360 hard drive, including game saves, Xbox Live profiles, and any downloaded game demos.

Tiger Woods is making his comeback into golf

at the Master's on Thursday, and his press conference -- held yesterday afternoon -- topped Google's list of trending topics.

During the press conference, Woods admitted his "mistakes" and said he understood why some sponsors dropped him. He said he hopes to prove to potential sponsors that he can be a "worthy investment" again.

Nike

(MKE)

kept its sponsorship with Woods, but it is not expected that Tiger's return to golf will a significant impact on Nike's sales, according to experts.

Apple's

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iPad continues to dominate search terms after it

launched in stores over the weekend

.

Sales of the device hit the 300,000 mark on its first day.

In the wake of the weekend success of the iPad, rivals are promoting their own upcoming tablet devices.

Hewlett-Packard

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, for one, said its Slate will be about $50 to $100 less than comparable iPads and has extra features like two cameras -- one for video chatting and the other to take pictures.

Google

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,

Microsoft

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and

Dell

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also have tablets in the works.

-- Reported by Jeanine Poggi in New York.

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