Maytag Dishwasher Recall: Hot Trends - TheStreet

Maytag Dishwasher Recall: Hot Trends

Maytag dishwasher recall, Mercury, 'oil spill Florida,' 'Resurgence map,' and Capital One online banking, are trending topics on Google.
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- "Maytag dishwasher recall" is the hottest search phrase on Google, after the appliance maker recalled 1.7 million devices due to a fire hazard.

Maytag, which is made by Whirlpool,

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said on Thursday that it received 12 reports of dishwasher heating element failure, which caused fires. The dishwashers being recalled were sold in the U.S. between February 2006 and April 2010.

The oil spill is causing jitters in Florida, as


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says the slick will reach the state in a matter of days. The oil giant has made several failed attempts to contain the leak in the Gulf of Mexico, after Deepwater Horizon exploded in April. The phrase "oil spill Florida" is still -- as it seemingly always is -- one of the hottest Internet terms of the day.

BP is now cutting a pipe to install a cap that will send the oil to the water's surface.

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said on Thursday that it is shuttering its Mercury brand by the end of the year, making "Mercury" one of the hottest search terms on the Internet.

After 72 years the mid-range brand has become more irrelevant to consumers. Ford will instead focus on expanding its Lincoln lineup.

Capital One

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online banking is a popular search, as the bank announced a sweepstakes. Anyone who opens a new personal or small business Rewards Checking account with the company in June will automatically be entered to win one million reward miles.

Capital One will chose 26 people, one every Monday through Saturday throughout the month.

People are searching for the release of

Modern Warfare 2

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Xbox 360. While the pack is not available yet, blogs say the release is imminent.

The chatter on Main Street (a.k.a. Google) is always of interest to investors on Wall Street. Thus, each day, TheStreet compiles the stories that are trending on Google, and highlights the news that could make stocks move.

-- Reported by Jeanine Poggi in New York.

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