(Information on the expected iPod Touch 4 and the possible typhoid fever outbreak have been added to the Hot Trends article.)
NEW YORK (
) -- "iPod Touch" is a trending topic on the Internet following leaked reports of
newest model of its touch screen mp3 and video player, the iPod Touch 4.
Yesterday several reports came out with allegedly leaked information and images of the new cases for the device. The protective cover suggested some possible design changes for the iPod 4, as well as the iPod nano 6G, both of which are expected to officially be announced at Apple's media event in San Francisco on Wednesday.
If the rumors are true, the new iPod will be equipped with both a front-facing and back camera. In addition to the new mp3 models, Apple is expected to debut
"Typhoid outbreak" is a hot search topic today following reports that cases of typhoid fever may be spreading from Nevada to California. The illness is thought to have been caused by a frozen fruit product called mamey fruit pulp manufactured by
The product is suspected to have first caused an outbreak of typhoid in Clark County, Nev., and after four people reported having the illness, the companies recalled the product.
Health officials now suspect that the sickness has spread to California, where five more cases of typhoid fever have been reported.
"Hindenburg Omen," a technical indicator of a looming stock market crash, is a hot search topic today as investors continue to worry about a potential economic crash.
It's believed that two
occurrences within a 30-day period is a guaranteed trigger of a stock market crash, and there have already been three this month.
Despite these recent occurrences, readers of
believe that putting their money in stocks is better than putting it in bonds.
Weak economic data may indicate an impending double-dip recession. However, Randy Schwimmer, head of capital markets at Churchill Financial, says there is
no double dip in sight
shares surged today following a news report that the network security software and services company is up for sale and
According to a report from
The Wall Street Journal
, ArcSight is on the auction block. Potential purchasers include
, and could possibly pay as much as $1.5 billion for the company.
ArcSight shares are up almost 8% to $39.51 today.
"Home mortgage" is a trending topic today following the recent survey data from government-owned mortgage-finance giant
claiming that mortgage rates have dropped to an all time low for the ninth time in the past 10 weeks.
The data released on Thursday said that the average rate for a 30-year fixed mortgages came in at 4.36%. The average rate has been below 4.5% since the beginning of August and less than 5% since early May.
15-year fixed mortgage rates also dropped to a historic low of 3.86%. Still, the low rates have been
doing borrowers little good
. Unemployment is still high and not enough people are taking advantage of the cheap money to spur a significant economic recovery.
is a trending topic following the announcement from
that it plans to voluntarily recall approximately 1.1 million 2005-2008 Toyota Corolla and Matrix vehicles due to potential issues with engine control modules.
The auto company said that three unconfirmed accidents have been reported in connection with the situation, one of which involved a minor injury.
Toyota shares are up more than 1% today to around $69.45.
"U.S. GDP" is a hot search topic on the Internet today following a report by the Commerce Department's
showing a 1.6% annual growth rate in real gross domestic product during the second quarter.
This is down from the government's
A third estimate is expected to be released at the end of September. In the first quarter, real GDP increased 3.7%.
"e-Books" is a popular term phrase on
this morning as customers begin to receive their shipments of the pre-ordered Amazon Kindle e-reader. The latest model began shipping to customers yesterday, two days earlier than expected.
introduced its new and improved e-reader in July for $189. The device is equipped with Wi-Fi and a 3G Internet connection.
Amazon hasn't released sales figures for the Kindle. However, it has confirmed that
. Last month the company reported that Kindle sales have tripled since last year's.
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