The Lunch Box - 01/02 (updated 4.40pm)

The Lunch Box - 01/02 (updated 4.40pm)

It's a new week and a new month, the weekend is but a memory and the next one just a smudge on the horizon. How to get through? By checking out our news wrap, now updated several times a day. What's happening in the big wide world is just a link away.

Channel News

State of the market

  • After a shaky morning start, the markets picked up and moved into positive territory. However, in the afternoon trading it fell sharply and at close the S&P/ASX200 was down 45.5 points at 4524.1.
  • The Aussie dollar remains below the $US0.90 mark and currently sells for $US0.8867. Gold is selling for $US1083.2 an ounce while oil is steady and selling for $US73.

General News

  • Technology:Flashpoint as Jobs takes aim at Adobe
  • Technology (2): Digital no threat to pay-TV, says Foxtel boss
  • Technology (3): Parent power wins top spot on My School
  • Technology (4): Fakebook - impostors target Test cricketers
  • Economy: Rates certainty slips after stocks beating
  • Politics: Abbott accuses Labor of blaming seniors for economic problems
  • Health: Training fails to prepare new doctors
  • World: More flaws in climate alarms
  • Safety: Drownings soar in 'horror' summer
  • Rockefeller death: Double life proved fatal for swinging multimillionaire
  • Media: Anatomy of hate as magazine unleashes anti-Australian rage
  • Snowed in: Mongolia hit by extreme cold weather
  • Strange but true: Million-dollar home ... for under $20

Australian Open Tennis - Final wrap-up


  • Cricket (1): Clash landing - Pakistan considering action after tackler spoils Australian whitewash
  • Cricket (2): Afridi's brain explosion
  • Cricket (3): Save our summer ... Windies arrive to relieve punch-drunk Pakistan
  • Cricket (4): Langer anoints White captain-in-waiting
  • Football: Imperious United sweep Arsenal aside
  • Football (2): Love rat Terry under political pressure
  • Football (3): Supersub Gedo the hero as Egypt retain crown
  • Golf: Mickelson feud puts wedge between golfers
  • Rugby Union: Barnes gets a 10 for first showing
  • new Mason's options down to two as Cowboys, Knights decide his fate
  • new Step by step, Aussie tennis fights back



  • Okay, nothing much happening tonight so it's time to get on a bike and go for a ride, or walk, jog, swim, hit the gym. Getting those body parts moving and start getting fit. For those of you already doing that ... it's obviously more of the same.

Tomorrow's weather:

  • Sydney: A shower or two. Min: 21, Max: 25
  • Melbourne: Mostly sunny. Min: 17, Max: 32
  • Brisbane: Showers easing. Min: 23, Max: 28
  • Perth: Partly cloudy. Min: 18, Max: 29
  • Adelaide: Humid. Shower or two. Min: 20, Max: 30
  • Hobart: Fine. Min: 17, Max: 27
  • Canberra: Mostly fine. Min: 16, Max: 28
  • Darwin: Shower, afternoon storm. Min: 26, Max: 33

Product Wars: Best Valentine's Day gadget

  • Results so far...
  • 1: USB Heart - 79%
  • 2: USB Aromatherapy Oil Burner - 71%
  • 3: USB Desktop Photo Frame - 62%
  • 4: Red Apple iPod Nano - 60%
  • 5: MSI U100 Notebook Love Edition - 50%

  • Click here to cast your vote!

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