Updated from 9:28 a.m. EST with information on Frito-Lay's new, quieter SunChips bag and high oil prices.
NEW YORK (
) -- "SunChips bag" is a popular search topic on Thursday as
Frito-Lay rolls out a new, quieter version of its biodegradable SunChips bag.
In April 2009, the company introduced a biodegradable bag in efforts to appeal to more environmentally-conscious consumers. But customers soon complained about the loud and annoying crinkle noise the bags made.
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Frito-Lay's original SunChips are now available in stores in the new bag. The company plans to gauge customer reactions before deciding whether to use the new packaging for other flavors or products.
"Oil prices" is also a trending topic on the Internet after crude oil prices briefly hit $100 a barrel as
that turmoil would disrupt the oil production at major companies in the Middle East.
Oil was trading above the $100 mark for the first time since 2008 on Thursday amid the investor fears with crude oil for April delivery rising $2.29 to $100.39 a barrel.
Libya has the most oil reserves in Africa and although it is only the world's 15th-largest exporter, investors are concerned that political unrest could spread to major oil producers, such as Iran or Saudi Arabia.
Goldman Sachs said the fear of global oil shortages could support a continued surge in oil prices while BNP Paribas raised its second quarter 2011 average oil price forecast to $105 for U.S. crude and $117 for brent crude.
"Deadliest Catch" is a heavily searched topic on the Internet Thursday after a fishing crew member from the popular
reality series was found dead in an Alaska motel room on Tuesday.
The cause of 33-year-old Justin Tennison's death remains unknown,
The Associated Press
reports. Police believe Tennison held a party in the room on Monday night after finding beer, hard liquor and a small amount of marijuana in the room.
Justin Tennison from 'Deadliest Catch' was found dead on Tuesday afternoon.
Tennison worked on the Time Bandit, a vessel featured on the
television show. The series' seventh season is scheduled to begin in April. 2011.
Julian Assange is a popular search topic on Google following reports that
over sex-crime allegations.
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British Judge Howard Riddle said Thursday the allegations of rape and sexual molestation by two women are extraditable offenses and a Swedish warrant was properly issued,
The Associated Press
Assange's lawyers are expected to appeal within a week.
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