Virgin Atlantic Airways is trending as reports said Delta Air Lines ( DAL) is said to considering a bid for Singapore Airline's 49% stake in the carrier. Virgin Atlantic is the second-biggest airline at London's Heathrow airport, where takeoff and landing rights are limited. The deal would give Delta increased access to the busy airport and more opportunity for trans-Atlantic business. Delta is reportedly considering buying all or part of Singapore's stake.
Starbucks ( SBUX) is another popular search. The coffee chain, along with other multinational companies like Google ( GOOG) and Amazon ( AMZN), has been accused by British lawmakers of tax avoidance. Though Starbucks said it has always complied with British tax laws and its low tax payments in the past are due to a difficult operating environment in the country, the company also said it is considering changes to its U.K. tax practices.
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.