The Lunch Box - 12/02 (updated 4.40pm)

The Lunch Box - 12/02 (updated 4.40pm)

Friday. Oh yeah, alright, the weekend is nearly here. Phew, survived another week. So to be properly informed for all those coffee shop/home/party conversations just check out our news wrap, updated several times daily. Click a link to check out the stories that interest you.

Channel News

State of the market

  • The markets started well, but quickly slumped as banking stocks fell and profit taking began. Late in the day the market fought back and eventually posted a small gain. At 4.40pm, the S&P/ASX200 was up 7.8 points at 4562.1.
  • The Aussie dollar is slightly down after to $US0.8883. Gold is up 1.76 per cent to $US1095.2 an ounce while oil has slipped to $US75 a barrel.


General News

Winter Olympic Games 2010



  • Festival shock: Killers and Friendly Fires pull out of Sydney Good Vibrations
  • John Mayer: Breaks down on stage over Playboy controversy
  • Fashion: RIP - Avant-garde genius Alexander McQueen dead at 40
  • No love lost: Judge stops Courtney from seeing daughter
  • Lifestyle: Melbourne tops Sydney again as most liveable
  • AC/DC show 1: Shaking drenched fans all night long
  • Taylor Swift: Swaps clubs for possum feeding
  • Film review: Percy Jackson And The Lightning Thief
  • Travel: British Airways unveils new $176 million first class Gossip: Jolie extends olive branch to Pitt

The weekend:

  • Sunday is Valentine's Day and the first day of the Chinese New Year so no excuses for not celebrating in one way or another.

Tomorrow's weather:

  • Sydney: Showers, chance of thunderstorm. Min: 23, Max: 26
  • Melbourne: Shower or two. Min: 16, Max: 25
  • Brisbane: Mostly fine, chance of early shower. Min: 22, Max: 31
  • Perth: Sunny. Min: 18, Max: 33
  • Adelaide: Fine. Partly cloudy. Min: 17, Max: 19
  • Hobart: Mainly fine. Min: 12, Max: 20
  • Canberra: Rain, heavy later in the day. Min: 18, Max: 24
  • Darwin: Afternoon shower inland. Min: 28, Max: 33

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