- 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!
- Printer vendor, Lexmark, has brought on a new distributor for its hardware following Cellnet’s withdrawal from the market.
- IT giant, HP, has appointed a new channel boss to replace Paul Robson.
- Microsoft partners can expect a new range of products with Cloud computing high on the agenda.
State of the market
- The markets dropped steeply in early trading with the big banks taking plenty of punishment. It then stabilised and stayed at much the same level for the rest of the day. At close of trading the S&P/ASX200 was down 76.4 points at 4438.2.
- The Aussie dollar is slightly up on yesterday’s close and buying $US0.8303. Gold is also up and selling for $US956.5 an ounce while oil has fallen below the 70 dollar mark and is trading at $68.1 a barrel.
- Cut off: eBay sells Skype for $US1.9 million
- Gmail fail : Google's email service goes down
- Della Bosca affair: How a woman scorned her ministerial lover
- No pass mark: School stimulus plan fails test for neediest
- Minister Tim tells all: Pizza fantasies in freezing wilderness
- Massive media deal: Disney acquires Marvel in $4.7 billion deal
- Telstra: Telco appoints two new directors
- Want a yarn?: CellStories offers free alternative to Kindle
- Coughing up: Smokers to pay in sin tax boost
- Twenty20: Players, umpires under fire after match abandoned
- NRL: Knights' Rogers cops a sucker punch
- NRL (2): Bennett needs St George to get boring again
- AFL: Blues bite back over Judd barbs
- US Open tennis: Aussie teen nearly knocks out the #1 seed
- US Open tennis (2): Big Apple serves up a feast but no takers for seeds
- Football: Kewell, Carney, Wiltshire and Invincible all out of Korea friendly
- Football (2): Everton, Spurs and Villa swoop before transfer window closes
- Who's banned?: Hey Hey It's Saturday ... well nearly, anyway
- Re-view for film: Stoner comedy has censor seeing double
- Neil Young: Dreamin' Man- next instalment in archives - out in November
- Tim Finn: Complete career anthology on the way
- Celebrity MasterChef: Queensland's Premier gets her recipes ready
- Gone to the dogs: MasterChef's Badenoch raises money for animals
- Miss Universe: Calls for a makeover
- <i>Australian Idol</i>: Contestants claim to have been disadvantaged
- Still the one: To annoy viewers; Nine wins most unreliable network title
For the evening:
- Wednesday is hump day, so the best way to start the end of your week is with laughter. Why not book a ticket for the hottest puppet-show in Oz, <i>Avenue Q?</i>
- Sydney: Chance of a little rain. Min: 13, Max: 23
- Melbourne: Windy. Shower or two. Min: 12, Max: 18
- Brisbane: Fine. Min: 12, Max: 25
- Perth: Fine. Min: 5, Max: 16
- Adelaide: Shower or two. Min: 9, Max: 17
- Hobart: A little rain developing. Min: 8, Max: 16
- Canberra: Afternoon rain developing. Min: 3, Max: 16
- Darwin: Fine and sunny. Min: 22, Max: 33