Sarah Palin is also trending after she confirmed she won't run for president in the 2012 election. Instead, the former Alaska governor said she will use her influence to help elect other Republicans. While her announcement wasn't a shock to some who believed it was too late in the race for her to enter, others were surprised after Palin's bus tour this summer, and her posts in social media. Republicans in the race now are likely to vie for her endorsement.
"Xbox 360" is another popular search. Microsoft ( MSFT) announced on Wednesday that later this year Xbox 360 users will be able to stream television shows from providers like HBO Go, Verizon FiOS, Bravo and SyFy. Users must have a Web-connected Xbox console to be able to stream shows, plus an Xbox Live Gold account. Xbox Live is Microsoft's subscription multiplayer gaming service for the Xbox 360. The system goes for $200 plus a monthly fee of roughly $8. This move is likely to give Netflix ( NFLX) competition, which has struggled with angry customers after raising its rates and announcing the company would split into two divisions.
The chatter on Main Street (a.k.a. Google, Yahoo! and other search sites) is always of interest to investors on Wall Street. Thus, each day, TheStreet compiles the stories that are trending on the Web, and highlights the news that could make stocks move. -- Written by Brittany Umar.