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- Confidence is growing in the retail sector after Harvey Norman reports strong sales in the final quarter of the financial year ending June 30.
- Airservices Australia has opened a tender seeking a supplier for storage devices.
- The Federal Government's IT Innovation Council has been announced. It's headed by Data#3's John Grant.
State of the market
- Morning trading fluctuated following positive gains on Wall St and yesterday’s negative movement on Australian banks. As of 11:30am, the market was up 19.4 points. Over lunch this figure dropped slightly and at 2.20pm was up 13.8 points.
- The Aussie dollar continues its steady growth and stands at $US0.8142. Gold is down slightly to $US946.9 an ounce. Oil prices have slowly risen to $US64.7 a barrel.
- Police shocker: Top Queensland investigators amongst 25 linked to robbery rewards scam
- Turnbull slammed: Tuckey calls him "arrogant" and "inexperienced" over emissions trading
- Jakarta Bombings: inside Java's production line of terror
- Locked in, locked out: California budget deal to free 27,000 prisoners
- Facebook 'spying': It may be illegal for would-be employers to snoop around Facebook
- Xbox mini: It's possible; Live to go portable
- Fear and the iPhone: Terrified Chinese worker kills himself after prototype misplaced
- Ashes: Gillespie wants selectors to stick with Johnson
- Tour De France: Cadel says 'I'm gone'
- NRL: Wing takes flight for Japan
- AFL: Bulldogs circle wounded Saints
- Diving: Mitchell blows last dive - and the gold
- Michael Jackson: Cemetery too 'bad' for him, according to Jermaine
- Sound of the new: Debut LPs dominate Mercury Prize nominations
- Jet: Sneak preview of a couple of songs off the forthcoming Shaka Rock
- Soundgarden: The songs you haven't heard; 3/4 reunion
- Magda Szubanski: Loses 25kg - a quarter of her bodyweight
For the evening:
- Nothing to do tonight? To coincide with the release of its new single, Houdini, Little Birdy will be doing an intimate acoustic in-store performance at the Apple Store in Sydney (cnr George and King Streets, Sydney) at 9pm. Tickets on a 'first in, best dressed' basis. If they aren't your bag, zip down to the Brass Monkey in Cronulla and catch Diesel on his Project Blues tour. Indie fans can catch The Boat People at Spectrum in Darlinghurst. And Brisbane is hosting Pink on her never-ending Australian tour.
- Sydney: Chance late shower. Min: 11, Max: 17
- Melbourne: Cloudy. Isolated showers until late afternoon. Winds north-west to south-westerly averaging up to 20 km/h becoming light later in the evening. Windy. Min: 8, Max: 14
- Brisbane: Fine. Warm. Min: 13, Max: 24
- Perth: Few showers, mostly morning. Min: 10, Max: 16
- Adelaide: Becoming fine early. Min: 7, Max: 15
- Hobart: Showers clearing. Min: 5, Max: 10
- Canberra: Possible early shower. Min: 4, Max: 12
- Darwin: Fine and sunny. Min: 22, Max: 32