The Lunch Box - 08/02 (updated 3.45pm)

The Lunch Box - 08/02 (updated 3.45pm)

Welcome to Monday. Stodgy dodgy ol' Monday. How was the weekend? Washed away? You certainly were likely to have got a little soggy if lived in NSW and Queensland. Talk about rain. No! Here's a better idea - read about it. Rain, snow, climate change - all in our dose of news, updated several times daily, to ensure you're up to date with the worldwide around you.

Channel News

State of the market

  • The markets were volatile early, but managed to stay in positive territory throughout the morning. However, it fell away in afternoon trading and was holding just above the break even point at 3.45pm when the S&P/ASX was up 7.92 points at 45422.0.
  • The Aussie dollar is down to $US0.8664. Gold is continuing to slide and sells for $US1053.5 an ounce and oil is up 0.62 per cent to $US71.6 a barrel.

General News




  • So culture vultures tonight's the night .. In Sydney, there's Tosca at the Sydney Opera House and Black Lips at the Manning Bar, Taylor Swift is at the Newcastle Entertainment Centre (take ear plugs is the tip - the teenies are screaming!), in Hobart, Brooke Greene at the Peacock Theatre, Kiss' Ace Frehley is at The Tivoli in Fortitude Valley, elsewhere it's it's all up to you and your imagination.

Tomorrow's weather:

  • Sydney: Morning shower. Min: 21, Max: 27
  • Melbourne: Shower or two developing. Min: 21, Max: 31
  • Brisbane: A few showers chiefly morning. Min: 23, Max: 29
  • Perth: Sunny. Min: 18, Max: 31
  • Adelaide: Humid. Partly cloudy. Min: 22, Max: 36
  • Hobart: Showers developing. Min: 16, Max: 22
  • Canberra: Chance shower. Min: 17, Max: 31
  • Darwin: Afternoon shower/storm. Min: 26, Max: 33

Product Wars: Best Valentine's Day gadget

  • Results so far...
  • 1: USB Heart - 67%
  • 2: Red Apple iPod Nano - 60%
  • 3: USB Aromatherapy Oil Burner - 57%
  • 4: Addject Kissing Love Tester - 54%
  • 5: USB Desktop Photo Frame - 52%

  • Click here to cast your vote!

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