Apple ( AAPL) is also trending after being told by a bankruptcy judge that it cannot pursue patent infringement claims against Eastman Kodak, as the company is currently in bankruptcy. The judge also denied Apple's request to file a new patent infringement lawsuit against Kodak. Apple had been seeking litigation against the photography company for infringing on a patent that lets consumers preview digital photos on LCD screens. Kodak is currently in the process of trying to sell its patent portfolio. Kodak accused Apple of trying to interfere with the patent sale process and slow it down, as it only has until the end of June under the terms of a $950 million loan.
OPEC is another popular search. The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries reported crude production in February rose to the highest level in over three years. Output from the 12 countries in the organization increased to 30.97 million barrels a day last month, compared to 30.82 in January. Crude production was largely driven by increased supplies from Libya, Iraq and Angola. OPEC predicted a flat oil market for 2012 due to the weak economic state of developed nations. It predicted world oil demand to grow by 900,000 barrels a day, which is unchanged from its previous report.
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.