The Lunch Box - 04/02 (updated 5pm)

The Lunch Box - 04/02 (updated 5pm)

Whoo hoo. It's Thursday. The finishing line is in sight. So there's every reason to fly through the day with a smile on the dial. And stay well-informed by checking out our news wrap, now updated every couple of hours. What's happening in the big wide world is just a link away.

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State of the market

  • The markets dropped sharply in morning trading following negative US leads. They staged a late rally to lift off a plus 40 point low. At close of trading the S&P/ASX200 was down 26.3 points at 4621.6.
  • The Aussie dollar is tracking lower and selling for $US0.8806. Gold is down half a per cent to $US1112.4 an ounce while oil prices have fallen very slightly to $US77 a barrel.

General News




  • Late night shopping, a nice bite out and about, maybe a quick drink or two if it's been a tough day. Sounds good.

Tomorrow's weather:

  • Sydney: Showers/thunderstorms. Min: 22, Max: 27
  • Melbourne: Rain then shower or two. Min: 20, Max: 21
  • Brisbane: Mostly fine. Min: 22, Max: 31
  • Perth: Mostly sunny. Min: 17, Max: 34
  • Adelaide: Fine, mild and partly cloudy. Min: 17, Max: 24
  • Hobart: Fine. Min: 11, Max: 20
  • Canberra: Showers easing. Min: 16, Max: 25
  • Darwin: Afternoon shower/storm. Min: 25, Max: 32

Product Wars: Best Valentine's Day gadget

  • Results so far...
  • 1: USB Heart - 69%
  • 2: Red Apple iPod Nano - 63%
  • 3: USB Aromatherapy Oil Burner - 61%
  • 4: Addject Kissing Love Tester - 56%
  • 5: USB Desktop Photo Frame - 54%

  • Click here to cast your vote!

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