NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Popular searches on the Internet Monday include Wall Street protestors as the Occupy Wall Street movement continues to gain traction.

The demonstrations, which have begun their 24th day, could gain even more publicity when the Reverend Al Sharpton broadcasts his nationally syndicated radio show live from Zuccotti Park in lower Manhattan on Monday. Sharpton's show, "Keepin it Real" airs in 30 markets.

The movement has continued to gain supporters in recent weeks, with demonstrations springing up in various locations across the country, and unions and even politicians including House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi expressing their support.


Dexia is trending as Belgium has agreed to buy the local consumer-lending unit of the embattled Franco-Belgian bank, a deal that will nationalize the division.

Belgium will pay €4 billion for Dexia Bank Belgium while Dexia has also secured state guarantees of up to €90 billion to secure borrowing over the next decade.

Dexia is also reportedly in talks to sell its Luxembourg unit, while the future of its other business units remain uncertain.

Rescuing Dexia, which was the first bank to succumb to the eurozone debt crisis, became critical in order to prevent contagion throughout the region's banking industry.


Cairo riots is another highly searched topic on Monday. At least 23 people were killed and nearly 200 wounded during demonstrations involving Coptic Christians in Cairo on Sunday night.

Protestors torched police personnel carriers, while security forces used tear gas to disperse demonstrators and military even opened fire on protestors for the first time since former President Hosni Mubarak was overthrown.

Egyptians are reportedly angered by the military's continued reliance upon Mubarak policies, the delay of presidential elections in the country and the state of Egypt's economy, all of which, some speculate, could lead to a new revolt.


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.
Brittany joined TheStreet.com TV in November 2006 after completing a degree in Journalism and Media Studies at Rutgers College. Previously, Brittany interned at the local ABC affiliate in New York City WABC-TV 7 where she helped research and produce On Your Side, a popular consumer advocacy segment.