Delta Air Lines ( DAL) is trending as the carrier purchased Singapore Airlines' 49% stake in Britain's Virgin Atlantic for $360 million. Delta and Virgin also announced a trans-Atlantic joint venture under which they will share costs and revenue on routes between Britain and North America. The two carriers will operate 31 peak-day round-trip flights between the U.K. and North America. Planned routes include nine daily round-trip flights from London Heathrow to New York City's John F. Kennedy Airport and New Jersey's Newark Liberty International Airport. The deal is a coup for Delta, as it gives the airline a more enhanced presence at Heathrow, Europe's busiest airport. Virgin is the second-largest carrier at Heathrow, where landing slots are difficult to acquire. Entrepreneur and Virgin Atlantic founder Richard Branson said he will retain his 51% stake in the airline. Branson founded Virgin in 1984, and Singapore Airlines bought 49% of the carrier for $965 million in 1999.
American International Group ( AIG) is another popular search. The U.S. Treasury Department said it has sold all of its remaining shares of AIG.
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.