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 market rose early on the back of strong banking gains and continued to perform strongly. At 1close of trading, it was up 38.6 points at 4950.7.
- The Aussie dollar is strong against the Greenback and buys $US0.9298. Gold is on the up and selling for $US1139.2 an ounce while oil is steady at $US83.3 a barrel.
- Bali drug case: Final plea to save Rush
- Busted: Surgeon 'can't trust himself'
- Whaling: Japan pins row on Gillard
- Technology: Second leg of digital auction ramped up
- Emplyment: Job ads hit fresh high
- Cosmic mystery: Saturn energy 'could be signs of life'
- Education: Graduate skills shortage looming
- Flood victims?: Brothers wept away in Red Centre flood
- Fight against terrorism: US raises full body scanners in fly-by visit
- Big chill: Snow wreaks havoc in Europe
- Bad practice: Wife spikes husband's coffee; doctor struck off
- Foxy Roxxxy: My girlfriend's hot but she has a built-in cooling system
- Dead in a bin: Playboy model's lover was 'trying to kill her'
- Mrs Robinson affair: MP dumped after teenage sex scandal
- Wildlife encounters: Day in the life of an animal rescuer (video)
- Golf: Ogilvy wins at Kapalua for second year in row
- Boxing: Mundine ready to throw 1200 punches
- Tennis: Bemused Hewitt snubs Commonwealth Games
- Tennis (2): Another year, another title for Roddick
- Tennis (3): Clijsters predicts rapid rise for duo
- Football: Mali in miracle comeback - from 4-0 to 4-4
- Football (2): Why the World Cup rehearsal went so wrong
- A-League: Jets prove they're a force to be reckoned with
- A-League (2): Sky Blues draw a blank
- Winter Olympics: Clean sweep puts another medal in Dale's sights
- 3DTV: The XXX factor
- Music: Next big things
- Tracks of our years: Stevie Wonder's Innervisions and Songs In The Key Of Life
- Sydney Festival: Variety show meets concept album in a famous tent
- Film: Scenes from a life of crime
- Snapped up: Polaroid rides on Lady GaGa's coat-tails (video)
- People's Choice Awards: Jackman and Urban win, Worthington misses out
- Wedding bells?: Hugh Grant's 2010 to-do list
- Try a little tenderness: The art of faking love scenes
For the evening:
- If you’re on the hunt for a new book, Nabohov’s final work, The Original of Laura is a very interesting read.
- Sydney: Fine, cloud increasing. Min: 22, Max: 33
- Melbourne: Cool change. Few showers. Min: 27, Max: 33
- Brisbane: Fine. Min: 21, Max: 31
- Perth: Sunny. Min: 12, Max: 30
- Adelaide: Cloudy. Showers. Min: 24, Max: 26
- Hobart: A little rain, clearing later. Min: 20, Max: 28
- Canberra: Fine, mostly sunny. Min: 20, Max: 38
- Darwin: Showers/storms. Min: 25, Max: 31