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Top 10 Most-Searched Stocks: General Electric

Citigroup, which approached the government about raising its stake in the company, also makes the list

Despite an opening jolt upward, the market gave back its initial increases on Monday. Word that a new round of government aid could be approaching for

Citigroup

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, rather than a full-scale takeover of the institution that some investors had been fearing, lifted the company, along with

Bank of America

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and

Wells Fargo

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, onto the TheStreet.com's Top Ten Most Searched stocks list.

General Electric

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also made the list, despite being one of the big losers on the

Dow

. GE dropped to a 14-year low below $9 over concerns about its real estate holdings.

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Oil fell back below $40 a barrel on Monday, dragging down oil majors

ConocoPhillips

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and Cramer fave

Chevron

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. Despite the pullback, Cramer sees oil headed higher due to increased Chinese demand.

Apple

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was heavily searched. The iPhone maker continues to trade off over worries about consumer spending.

AIG

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also jumped onto the list. Now a penny stock, the insurer was one of the first companies to be saved by the government and lately it's been getting a lot of company.

TheStreet.com readers were also interested in

General Motors

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. The government is reviewing GM's viability plan while the threat of bankruptcy looms over the automaker.

Finally,

Wal-Mart

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was once again a popular company on TheStreet.com. Shares of the nation's largest retailer fell back under $50 a share, lifting the company's dividend yield close to 2%.

Before joining TheStreet.com, 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.