(Today's Hot Trends article updated from 9:06 a.m. EST.)

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- "FHA mortgages" is a popular search topic as the government seeks to phase out Fannie Mae ( FNMA.OB) and Freddie Mac ( FMCC.OB) over the next five to seven years with a proposal drafted by the Treasury Department, the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the White House.

The phase-out proposal looks to limit the role of the Federal Housing Administration as well, by suggesting it raise the minimum down payment on a home to 10% from 3.5%.

The FHA is already set to raise the mortgage insurance premium on April 18 to 1.15% of the loan amount for 30-year fixed-rate loans.

The FHA has become a primary financer for U.S. home buyers. About 56% of mortgages for a home purchase were insured through the FHA in 2009, up from 6% in 2007, according to a report from the George Washington University School of Business.


"Angry Birds" is a hot search topic after Rovio CEO Mikael Hed announced the popular game is coming to Facebook next month.

Hed said the Facebook version would have "completely new aspects to it that just haven't been experienced in any other platform."

Last week Rovio agreed to partner with News Corp.'s ( NWSA - Get Report) 20th Century Fox to feature Angry Birds in the animated feature film Rio, which will be released summer of 2011.


"Tax filing" is a trending search topic after the U.S. Congress repealed an unpopular bill that would have increased tax filing requirements for businesses.

The original measure would have required businesses to file tax forms for every vendor that sells them more than $600 in goods each year, starting in 2012.

The requirement would have been a way to ensure vendors pay their taxes, and was projected to raise nearly $25 billion over the next decade.

Democrats and Republicans say it could create a paperwork nightmare for businesses and the Internal Revenue Service. The Obama administration supports repealing the filing requirement. The U.S. budget office said in a statement, because it would "place an unnecessary bookkeeping burden on small businesses."


"Skippy Peanut Butter" is a heavily searched topic on Monday morning after Unilever ( UL) announced a recall of its Skippy Reduced Fat Creamy Peanut Butter Spread and Skippy Reduced Fat Super Chunk Peanut Butter Spread because the products may be contaminated with salmonella.

The recall affects only 16.3 oz plastic jars of peanut butter with the UPC symbol 048001006812 or 048001006782, which were distributed to retail outlets in Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin.

The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and no illnesses related to this issue have been reported to date.


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