(Information on Chrysler's Dodge Ram pickup truck recall and A&P's bankruptcy updated in today's Hot Trends article.)NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- "Dodge Ram trucks" is a trending search topic today after Chrysler announced a recall of about 76,000 Dodge Ram pickups.
"Bankruptcy" has been a popular search term on the Internet since Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea ( GAP) filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Sunday. The grocery chain, better known as A&P, listed debts of more than $3.2 billion and assets of about $2.5 billion in company filings. >> Grocery Chain A&P Files for Bankruptcy The 151-year-old company operates 395 stores in the Northeast under the A&P, Walbaum's and Pathmark names. Reports speculate that grocery companies such as Safeway ( SWY) and Food Lion parent company Delhaize Group ( DEG) will be interested in bidding for some of A&P's store locations.
"Electric cars" is a trending search topic today after Ford ( F) said it is planning to build three electric cars at its Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, Mich.
Google latitude is a hot search topic today on news that Google ( GOOG) has created a new mobile application that can track a user's location and share it with others. Users can link up and share their location with their friends through the new feature. Google has made 'latitude' a part of Google Maps on Android, Research in Motion ( RIMM) BlackBerry, Nokia ( NOK) Symbian, and Microsoft ( MSFT) Windows mobile phones. The free standalone application is currently available on the Apple ( AAPL) iPhone.
"Mark Madoff" is a heavily searched topic this morning after reports that convicted financier Bernard Madoff will not be attending his son's funeral.
"Chernobyl" is a popular search topic today following news that Ukraine plans to allow visitors to enter the restricted area around the reactor that exploded nearly 25 years ago. On April 26, 1986 Chernobyl's reactor No. 4 exploded, contaminating the area within a 30-mile radius with radiation. Hundreds of thousands of people were forced to evacuate the exclusion zone to get away from the dangerous radiation, and related health problems still persist in the area. Tours are slated to begin in 2011.
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