(Information on new laptops and bond prices updated in today's Hot Trends article.)

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- "New laptops" is a hot search topic today as several big name tech companies prepare to unveil new laptops and gadgets at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week.

Acer is expected to debut a lineup of Aspire laptops that will operate on Intel's ( INTC) new mobile quad-core processor and cost less than $500.

Samsung is introducing its new 9 series thin laptops, in hopes to compete with Apple's ( AAPL) Macbook Air. The laptop is 13.3 inch and weighs less than three pounds. The device will hit the market in the spring of 2011 and will cost around $1,600.

In addition, Micron Technology ( MU) unveiled its new RealSSD drives today at the 2011 Storage Visions conference. The 512 gigabyte solid-state drive uses a small flash memory chip and is made for almost any size laptop computer.


"Bond prices" is a heavily searched topic after higher payroll expectations prompted treasury prices to drop, pushing yields higher today.

Job data released by the Automatic Data Processing employer service fueled investor optimism today ahead of the Labor Department's nonfarm payrolls report on Friday.

ADP said U.S. private employers added 297,000 jobs in December, more than double the increase of 100,000 positions that economists had expected.

Treasury debt prices declined after the Federal Reserve bought $1.5 billion in longer term debt on Wednesday.


"GM cars" is a hot search topic today after General Motors ( GM) said its December auto sales rose 7.5%, slightly ahead of Ford's ( F) 6.7% increase.

Equinox sales rose 86% to 22,764 while Buick sales rose 40%. The new Chevrolet Cruze sold 10,865 units and the Volt sold 326 units in its first sales month.

Camaro sales were down 26% to 5,614 units, but still finished ahead of the Ford Mustang in the muscle car segment.


"Tax filing" is a trending search topic today after the Internal Revenue Service announced that taxpayers have until April 18 to file their tax returns.

The deadline has been extended to April 18 because Emancipation Day falls on the usual deadline of Friday, April 15 this year.

The IRS says it expects to receive over 140 million tax returns this year.


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