Top 10 Most-Searched Stocks: GE

Wells Fargo, which cancelled a junket for its Las Vegas employees, is also on the list.
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General Electric

(GE) - Get Report

tops the list. Investors are on "bad news watch" for the dividend or credit rating with so much uncertainty surrounding the stock.

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Bank of America

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(C) - Get Report

on the list as President Obama cracks down on salaries. The administration announced a plan to

cap executive pay

at $500,000 for companies that participate in the Treasury Department's bailout program and this most definitely includes the head honchos at Bank of America and Citigroup. This comes as Obama gets ready to outline how the rest of the $350 billion bailout money should be spent.

On the other hand,


(JPM) - Get Report

's CEO, Jamie Dimon, came out swinging about Obama's crack down. Dimon argued on TV that JPMorgan's executives should not be lumped in with other troubled banks. This comes as the Federal Reserve selected


to be custodian of its initiative to buy up mortgage-backed securities.

Wells Fargo

(WFC) - Get Report

got busted. It was going to hold a

casino junket

for employees in Las Vegas, but was forced to cancel after the company received a firestorm of criticism that it was misusing $25 billion in taxpayer bailout money.

Regional Bank,

Fifth Third Bancorp

(FITB) - Get Report

is next. The stock is attracting

heavy call activity

as it reaches new 52-week lows.

Let's ditch banks and check out tech.


(AAPL) - Get Report

climbing steadily into the green. And have no fear,


(GOOG) - Get Report


people-tracking software

will make it onto the iPhone and iTouch hopefully soon.



(QCOM) - Get Report

makes the list after the stock was downgraded at

Goldman Sachs

(GS) - Get Report

to neutral from buy based on valuation. Price target is now $35. But Jim Cramer disagrees with this call and is buying the stock on weakness to find out why check out his Action Alerts Plus Portfolio just email

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Oil giant,


(BP) - Get Report

is next after the company reported that it lost more than $3 billion in the fourth quarter - its

first quarterly loss

in more than seven years.

And last stock is fast food favorite,


(MCD) - Get Report

after positive mention from Jim Cramer on

Mad Money

. Also, reports indicate that the company will open 175 new stores in China creating over 10,000 new jobs in 2009.

Alix joined TV in February 2007. Previously, she held positions in film and theater production, management, and legal administration. Alix has a degree in communications and theater from Northwestern University.