Amazon ( AMZN) is trending as the company has launched a service that gives customers free MP3 versions of CDs they've purchased. The service, called AutoRip, will immediately give customers a digital version of CDs they buy off of Amazon. The song files will be automatically stored in customer libraries where they can be played or downloaded immediately through Amazon's Cloud Player service. What's more, customers can receive digital versions of any CDs they've purchased since 1998. AutoRip currently has over 50,000 albums in its catalog and will be adding more. Users can play the digital versions of their music through any Web-based player and/or any Cloud Player compatible device. AutoRip is available now.
Japan is another popular search. The Nikkei stock index surged after Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced a stimulus package of more than 20 trillion yen, or $224 billion. According to Abe, it is one of the largest spending plans in Japanese history. The prime minister said the measures aim to create 600,000 new jobs and add 2% to Japan's economic growth. He also called for the Japanese central bank to be more aggressive in stopping deflation and encouraging lending.
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.