(New information on the Attachmate-Novell deal and the Diamondback raid updated in today's Hot Trends article.)

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- "Attachmate" is a hot search topic today following news that the business software specialist acquired Novell ( NOVL) for $2.2 billion.

>>Attachmate Buys Novell For $2.2 Billion

The deal is valued at $6.10 per share and is expected to close in the first quarter of 2011.

Novell also announced that it has entered into an agreement to sell some of its intellectual property to CPTN Holdings, a consortium run by rival Microsoft ( MSFT), for $450 million in cash.


"Diamondback" is a heavily searched topic today after reports that the Federal Bureau of Investigation began raiding several large hedge funds today as part of an ongoing insider trading probe.

The Diamondback Capital Management office, based in Stamford, Conn., is being searched by federal law enforcement. Connecticut-based Level Global Investors is also under investigation.

A Bloomberg report said that Diamondback declined to comment while Level Global confirmed that agents were at the firm's address. Both hedge funds were founded by former employees of Steven Cohen's SAC Capital Advisors, according to a Wall Street Journal report. ***


Oil prices" is a hot search topic today as the price of oil increased to above $82 a barrel on Ireland's plans to accept a bailout package from the European Union and the International Monetary Fund to bolster its banking system.

News of the deal helped strengthen the euro's value against the dollar, which gave oil prices a boost.

The January crude oil contract rose 35 cents to trade at $82.33 a barrel.


"Wells Fargo" is a popular search topic today after Citigroup ( C) and Wells Fargo ( WFC) settled litigation involving the acquisition of Wachovia from the Federal Deposit Insurance in 2008.

>>Citi, Wells: Financial Winners and Losers

Wells Fargo will pay Citigroup $100 million to resolve the dispute.

Citigroup initially appeared to have reached a deal to buy Wachovia for $1 per share, but Wells ended up winning the bank with a $7 bid. Reports claim that the issue has caused extensive bad blood between FDIC Chairman Sheila Bair and Citigroup boss Vikram Pandit.

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