The lunch box - 04/01

The lunch box - 04/01

Welcome to 2010, everyone! We look forward to providing you with news throughout the year, and we all hope 2010 is the start of a very happy decade.

State of the market

  • The stock market is off to a good start this year, up 16.0 points to 4886.6 at 11:20 am
  • The Aussie dollar has risen slightly against the US, at $US0.8990. Gold is also up to $US1096.5, and Oil is up to $US79.4

General news

  • Racist killing? Racism is being blamed for the stabbing death of a 21 year old Indian in Melbourne
  • Pay cut: Government readies executive salary cuts
  • Al-Qaeda ready: America predicts terrorists will attack in Yemen
  • Eftpos meltdown: Thousands of Bank of Queensland Eftpos machines fail and change date
  • High hopes: World’s tallest building opens in Dubai despite economic meltdown
  • Naked truth: The UK brings in full-body scanners


  • Cricket disaster: Ponting tries to defend batting collapse
  • Boobs out: Olympic hurdler, Jana Rawlinson, takes implants out for Australia
  • Beckham regrets: Soccer star wishes he could’ve stayed at Manchester United
  • The Wizard misses: Brisbane brickie comes second in World darts championship
  • Man U out: Manchester United knocked out of FA Cup by third-rate team


For the evening:

  • If you haven't seen it yet, Sherlock Holmes is a masterpiece. Great action, witty dialogue and snappy direction by a very in-form Guy Richie make this the must see of the season.

Tomorrow's weather:

  • Sydney: Fine and sunny. Min: 18, Max: 27
  • Melbourne: Sunny. Min: 16, Max: 31
  • Brisbane: Mostly fine. Min: 22, Max: 29
  • Perth: Sunny. Windy morning. Min: 18, Max: 37
  • Adelaide: Fine. Sunny. Min: 17, Max: 35
  • Hobart: Fine day. Min: 13, Max: 26
  • Canberra: Fine. Partly cloudy. Min: 15, Max: 31
  • Darwin: Squally monsoonal rain. Min: 25, Max: 29

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