Suffering from a brutal selloff in the financial sector, stocks in New York remained under pressure Friday, sending

Bank of America

(BAC) - Get Report


Wells Fargo

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(C) - Get Report

back onto's Top Ten Most Searched Stocks List.

Accelerating the losses in the banks was a comment by U.S. Sen. Christopher Dodd (D., CT) who said that nationalization of the money center banks is a possibility.

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(CAT) - Get Report

makes the list. The company is a core holding of Jim Cramer's Action Alerts Plus Portfolio. The stock is now yielding almost 6%.

In tech land,


(HPQ) - Get Report

was heavily searched on Friday. After

reporting plummeting profits

for its first quarter earlier this week, H-P is instituting company-wide pay cuts and reducing benefits in an effort to boost its bottom line.


(WMT) - Get Report

makes the list again. The nation's largest retailer continues to

benefit from consumers trading down


After yesterday's rally, oil fell on Friday, sending shares of

Exxon Mobil

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(COP) - Get Report

lower. Conoco was also a popular name after it was reported that Warren Buffett's

Berkshire Hathaway

, which also made the list, sold shares of the company.

Finally, mining company

Freeport McMoran

(FCX) - Get Report

was down slightly, despite gold being way up. Gold broke the $1,000 mark on Friday as investors rushed to safety.

Before joining, Gregg Greenberg was a writer and segment producer for CNBC's Closing Bell. He previously worked at FleetBoston and Lehman Brothers in their Private Client Services divisions, covering high net-worth individuals and midsize hedge funds. Greenberg attended New York University's School of Business and Economic Reporting. He also has an M.B.A. from Cornell University's Johnson School of Business, and a B.A. in history from Amherst College.