Lunch Box - 17/12 (Updated 4.35pm)

Lunch Box - 17/12 (Updated 4.35pm)

How are the Christmas preparations coming along? Panicking? Don’t worry – you’re not the only one. Perhaps something in today’s Lunch Box will inspire you...

Channel news – Filtering roundup

State of the market

  • The markets wobbled around early before taking their lead off NAB's surprise bid for AXA and stronger commodities. It then got the staggers in afternoon trading and slipped of a high of 30+ points. At close of trading, the S&P/ASX200 was up 6.8 points at 4670.3.
  • The Aussie dollar was down 1.25 per cent at $US0.8888. Gold prices were stronger rising $US13.00 to sit at $US1136.0 an ounce while oil prices continued to bounced back gaining $US2.36 to reach US73.1 a barrel.

General news


  • 3rd Test - Day 2: Tempers explode in nasty incident
  • 3rd Test: Square leg keeps Katich short of round hole
  • 3rd Test (2): Brief dash of calypso punch adds spice to Australia's day
  • Swimming: Our next Libby at just 14
  • Rugby league: Hayne re-signs with Eels until 2013
  • Football: Chelsea, Spurs, Liverpool all win but Arsenal draw
  • NRL: Stunned Knights deny drug culture
  • Tennis: Stosur adopts Rafter's lethal weapon
  • A-League: Striker steps up as Roar beats Fury
  • Surfing: Burrows win caps stellar year for true blue quartet
  • Racing: Apache Cat's glittering career comes to an end


For the evening:

  • Die Hard is on TV. That’s more than enough entertainment for one evening. Switch the tube on and remind yourself how brilliant Alan Rickman is.

Tomorrow's weather:

  • Sydney: Rain periods. Min: 20, Max: 23
  • Melbourne: Possible morning shower. Min: 12, Max: 23
  • Brisbane: Fine. Min: 21, Max: 32
  • Perth: Cloud increasing. Windy morning. Min: 17, Max: 34
  • Adelaide: Fine. Partly cloudy. Min: 13, Max: 24
  • Hobart: Shower or two. Windy. Min: 8, Max: 19
  • Canberra: Mostly sunny. Min: 10, Max: 29
  • Darwin: Showers and storms. Min: 24, Max: 31

Product Wars: Best IT invention

  • Results so far...

  • 1st - Google - 75%
  • 2nd - Netspace - 64%
  • 3rd - Apple iPods - 59%
  • 4th - Nintendo Gameboy - 58%
  • 5th - Apple iPhone - 57%

  • Click here to vote for your favourite!

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