Volkswagen is trending as the car company plans to make electric vehicles in China. Starting as early as the end of 2013, Volkswagen may build two electric models with partners in China. The company said it plans to sell more than 2 million cars in China this year and hopes the country will help it become the world's biggest automaker by 2018. VW plans to double its China production capacity by 2015. The company said it expects to outpace the growth in China's car market, which it believes will expand by 8% to 10% in coming years.
Rio de Janeiro is another popular search. The Chevron ( CVX) oil spill off the coast of Rio de Janeiro is getting smaller, with surface water oil sheen now down to 18 barrels and no new oil being emitted. Chevron said it will fully clean up the effects of the Nov. 9 spill. It also said that the leak from the undersea well has been plugged and that about 18 vessels were supporting well-plugging operations and oil sheen cleanup.
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.