- What’s for lunch today?
Snack down on some juicy news bits over lunch, and keep up to date with the goings-on in the world with the ARN lunch box!
- Insight, the software asset provider, is kicking off the second stage of its strategy to gain a significant foothold in the Australian professional services business.
- Meanwhile, a report by the Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN) showed major potholes in the sector’s customer consent practices generating wide consumer dissatisfaction.
State of the market
- The markets rose sharply in morning trading thanks largely to strong gains in the US and Europe. They then consolidated and rose again in the afternoon. The ASX 200 closed at 4426.1, up 135.5 points.
- The Aussie dollar is back above the US0.80 mark and currently trades at $US0.8402. Gold is up and selling for $US954.7 an ounce while oil is trending upwards at $US73.9 a barrel
- Time for a change: ASIC wrests watchdog role from ASX
- Diminished value: Fairfax Media posts $380m net loss
- Showdown: Google Voice interferes with iPhone 'experience', says Apple
- Hot property: Get in the queue for a boom
- Party politics: Lib's cruise ends in alleged fight
- What a bummer: Man glued to toilet seat
- Ticket to hide: Newcastle kept $2m winning entry in biscuit tin for months
- Fake: YouTube stunt video exposed
- Big bite: Monster fish attacks woman
- The Ashes -Fifth Test: There's go the urn; England win by 197 runs
- The Ashes Tour: Is this the end for Ponting as captain?
- World Athletics Championships: Mens 4x400 grabs surprise bronze
- Broadcast news: Manly have wind in their sales
- NRL: Revealed ... what's in the Tiger's tank
- NRL: Eels face losing Hayne after Tigers' complaint
- UK Premier League: Spurs and Chelse win to stay undefeated
- A-League: Titans raise the bar to new level
- AFL: Saints and Cats lose, Pies grab equal favouritism
- Rest In Peace: Magic Dirt co-founder, Dean Turner, dies
- First look:Check out the trailer for James Cameron's Avatar
- The Beatles: Why they broke up, according to Rolling Stone
- Australian Idol: New judge Jay Dee Springbett
- Homage to Homer: The Simpsons goes African
- <i>Underbelly</i>: Emma Booth joins cast, filming starts
- Wolfmother: Some acoustic Cosmic Egg
For the evening:
- The real-world Spinal Tap documentary got a rave review in the SMH. Sounds like one worth checking out
- Sydney: Fine. Windy early. Min: 13, Max: 20
- Melbourne: Windy. Few showers. Min: 8, Max: 13
- Brisbane: Dry, warm. Min: 18, Max: 31
- Perth: Fine. Min: 4, Max: 19
- Adelaide: A few showers. Windy. Min: 10, Max: 15
- Hobart: A few showers, mountain snow. Min: 5, Max: 12
- Canberra: Morning showers, windy. Min: 2, Max: 11
- Darwin: Fine and sunny. Min: 20, Max: 32