(New information on the University of Texas Austin campus shooting and home prices updated in today's Hot Trends article.)NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- "UT Austin shooting" is a trending search phrase after a gunman opened fire in the Perry-Casteneda Library on the University of Texas Austin campus. The shooter is dead as a result of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.
No other injuries have been reported and the University has posted a statement on its Web site urging students and locals to stay away from the area. "The university is closed," the statement says. "All organized classes for today, Sept. 28, are canceled. If you are off campus, stay away. If you are on campus, lock doors, do not leave your building."
"Home prices" is a popular search phrase on Yahoo! ( YHOO) today after the S&P/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index, a leading measure of U.S. home prices, rose 3.18% in July from a year earlier, after rising 4.2% in June. >>Housing Prices Moderate in July In June, home prices showed signs of moderating and economists expected the trend to continue. The index fell short of the expected increase of 3.3%, according to Briefing.com. Stocks held modest gains despite weaker-than-expected readings on September consumer confidence and regional manufacturing activity.
"Ben & Jerry's" is a hot search topic on Yahoo today after the ice cream company decided to drop the phrase "all natural" from its labels.
"Mexico landslide" is a heavily searched topic today after reports that rains have caused a huge landslide in the Mexican state of Oxaca. The landslide is feared to have buried up to 300 homes and 1000 residents. >>Hundreds Feared Dead in Mexico Landslide The landslide occurred in the town of Santa Maria Tlahuitoltepec, about 50 miles from Oxaca city.
"BlackBerry PlayBook" is a hot search topic after Research In Motion ( RIMM) announced its new PlayBook tablet.
"Krispy Kreme" is a trending search topic today as the doughnut company gains attention for its 18% increase over the past month. Headquartered in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts ( KKD) opened in 1933. >>Krispy Kreme, Once Stale, Gets Investors to Bite The company that is famous for its glazed doughnuts grew, and eventually went public in 2000. Since the beginning of 2002 its stock has fallen 92%. It seems, however, that the company is making a comeback. In the second quarter, Krispy Kreme swung to a profit of $2.2 million, or 3 cents a share, from a loss of $160,000, or break-even, a year earlier and revenue increased 6.3%.
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