PriceSmart, Tony Hayward: Hot Trends

PriceSmart, Tony Hayward, Nap Nanny, Pepco, Stock prices, stress tests and 2011 Ford Explorer are the trending topics on Google and Yahoo.
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(Google Hot Trends article updated with PriceSmart's stock movement.)

NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) --

PriceSmart

(PSMT) - Get Report

, the warehouse store of Central America and the Caribbean, is a hot topic on the Internet today after its shares booked a new 52-week high of $27.50 Monday.

PriceSmart, based in San Diego and founded in 1994, topped analysts' estimates when it reported quarterly results earlier in July.

"Tony Hayward" is a trending search topic today following news that

BP

(BP) - Get Report

will replace

CEO Tony Hayward with managing director Bob Dudley

in October. Officials met today in London to discuss details of his exit terms.

>>Is Dudley Right Man for BP CEO Spot?

According to reports from the AP, Hayward plans to stay at BP and run its TNK-BP Russian operations.

Following the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, Hayward became known for his

inappropriate comments and gaffes

. Cleanup efforts are making progress and crews are expected to permanently plug the well within the next few weeks.

Nap Nanny is a trending search topic after the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Baby Matters announced the voluntary recall of 30,000 Nap Nanny portable baby recliners.

The recall was spurred by the recent report that an infant died in a Nap Nanny. The four-month-old girl had been strapped into the harness she fell over the side and got caught between the Nap Nanny and the crib bumper.

The CPSC has received 22 reports of infants falling out over the side of the portable recliner, but this was the first reported death.

Pepco is a hot search term today following news that about 280,000 residences lost power after a severe thunderstorm downed power lines across the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia on Sunday.

About 178,000

Pepco

(POM)

customers in Montgomery County, 34,000 in Prince George's County and 22,000 in the District are without power and air-conditioning today. Temperatures in the Washington, D.C. area are expected to reach 90 degrees.

Pepco said that the power restoration effort may take several days. The company plans to "focus on restoring power in a sequence that gets service to the greatest number of customers as quickly as possible."

"Stock prices" is a trending search topic following the

European bank stress test

and its effect on the stock market.

Looking ahead at another week of earnings news

stock futures pointed to a slightly weaker open

Monday.

>>Earnings and Economic Calendar

Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average were down by 7 points at 10,379, and S&P 500 futures were down by 2 points at 1099. Futures for the Nasdaq were down by a quarter of a point.

"2011 Ford Explorer" is a popular search topic today following news that

Ford

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will release a new fuel-efficient Explorer SUV.

"The all-new Explorer will give a huge universe of existing and prospective customers the capability they expect and the luxury and convenience they want, all combined with the fuel economy they need," declared Mark Fields, president of Ford.

The new 2.0-liter I-4 engine is expected to increase fuel efficiency by 30% compared with the V-6-powered Explorer.

The marketing campaign for the new vehicle starts today, but the car won't be available until winter 2010.

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 Theresa McCabe in Boston.

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