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McDonald's Shrek Glasses, Oil Spill Florida: Hot Trends

The 'McDonald's Shrek glass recall,' oil spill Florida and Krispy Kreme are hot searches Friday.

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- The McDonald's (MCD) - Get Report Shrek glass recall is a Google hot trend Friday, as the company recalls about 12 million Shrek glasses because the designs on these items contain cadmium, which could lead to cadmium poisoning.

Long-term exposure to cadmium can cause adverse health effects, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The drinking glasses came in four designs -- Shrek, Fiona, Puss n' Boots, and Donkey -- and sold for about $2.

Oil from the devastating spill in the Gulf of Mexico has spread to the "sunshine" state. Yes, the effects of the oil spill can be seen in Florida now. On Friday, tar balls began invading a northwest Florida beach and most visitors stayed out of the water.

On Thursday, people already began witnessing an oil slick forming near the Pensacola coast.


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CEO Tony Hayward has told the

The Daily Telegraph

that he isn't sure that BP can pay its shareholders dividends right now. It would look bad, Hayward said, as the tragic oil spill has damaged the livelihoods of so many.

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was another Google hot trend, as participating stores handed out free donuts in celebration of National Donut Day Friday and the stock jumped significantly after the company reported strong earnings and lifted its full-year guidance.

These results have been a real confidence booster for the company and its investors; Krispy Kreme shares have suffered over the years, after a lauded IPO nearly a decade ago, as donut sales went into decline and led to the shuttering of some of its franchises, and authorities began probing the company's previous accounting practices.

Shares of Krispy Kreme ended Friday's trading session up 6.8% to $3.94.

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 Andrea Tse in New York

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