(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.