(Hot Trends article updated with information on the Medicare scams and the Apple press conference.)NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Medicare is a popular search term today after Federal authorities announced the arrest of 36 people connected to Medicare scams totaling $251 million. Authorities said several doctors and nurses in five states were among those arrested and accused of wrongfully billing Medicare for equipment that patients never received. "With today's arrests we're putting would-be criminals on notice. Health care fraud is no longer a safe bet," said Attorney General Eric Holder. Federal officials have recently cracked down on Medicare fraud and intend to continue to actively seek out scammers.
Apple ( AAPL) held a press conference today to discuss the reception problems with the iPhone 4, a situation that has been dubbed Antennagate. Instead of recalling their latest smartphone, Apple CEO Steve Jobs announced that the company will distribute free protective cases to iPhone owners to fix the reception problem created by the antenna design. Customers who have already bought the phone or those who buy the model before September 30 are eligible to receive a free case.
Searches for information on a recall of Kellogg cereals are up today after the Food and Drug Administration announced that Kellogg ( K) has voluntarily recalled several breakfast cereals due to an odor coming from the package liner. The cereals affected by the recall include Apple Jacks, Corn Pops, Froot Loops, and Honey Smacks. "We apologize to our consumers and our customers and are working diligently to ensure that the affected products are rapidly removed from the marketplace," said David Mackay, president and CEO of Kellogg. Consumers who find that their cereal has an "uncharacteristic off-flavor and smell" should not eat them and should contact Kellogg for a refund or replacement.