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Lunch Box - 18/12

Lunch Box - 18/12

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...

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State of the market

  • The market plunged following a weak Wall St overnight. At 11.40am, the S&P/ASX200 was down 57.2 points at 4613.1.
  • The Aussie dollar was down 1.51 per cent at $US0.8865. Gold prices plunged $US29.00 losing recent gains to sit at $US1107.2 an ounce while oil prices fell $US1.29 to reach US71.4 a barrel.

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For the weekend:

  • It’s getting remarkably close to Christmas now – last minute shopping is on! But take a moment away to get into the real spirit of Christmas. Every year there are some simply spectacular displays that people put out on their houses – and sometimes, if you’re lucky, you’ll come across a whole street that is completely decorated.

    This weekend we challenge you to go and find a street such as that, and bask in the warm glow of Christmas.

Tomorrow's weather:

  • Sydney: Chance late shower. Min: 19, Max: 25
  • Melbourne: Morning shower or two. Min: 14, Max: 22
  • Brisbane: Showers and a storm. Min: 22, Max: 31
  • Perth: Risk of a thunderstorm. Min: 19, Max: 34
  • Adelaide: Fine. Mostly sunny. Min: 14, Max: 26
  • Hobart: Becoming fine. Min: 10, Max: 18
  • Canberra: Mostly sunny. Min: 11, Max: 29
  • Darwin: Showers, afternoon storm. Min: 24, Max: 31

Product Wars: Best IT invention

  • Results so far...

  • 1st - Google - 76%
  • 2nd - Netspace - 64%
  • =3rd - Apple iPods - 59%
  • =3rd - Nintendo Gameboy - 59%
  • 5th - Apple iPhone - 58%

  • Click here to vote for your favourite.

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