The lunch box - 18/02 (updated 4.50pm)

The lunch box - 18/02 (updated 4.50pm)

Thursday comes after Wednesday, and it’s a good day – nearly at the end of the week. A couple of quick news bites, and the weekend will be here sooner than you think.

Channel News

State of the market

  • After a good day yesterday, the ASX settled back a little on opening. It then wobbled around for the rest of the day. At close of trading it was down 13.0 points to 4654.9.
  • The Aussie dollar has dipped back under the magic $US0.90 mark. It currently sits at $US0.8963. Gold is hanging around $US1120 an ounce while oil dipped a bit to $US76.9


General News

Winter Olympic Games 2010



  • RIP: Pioneering indigenous singer Ruby Hunter dies
  • <i>Australian Idol</i>: Rumours fly as key staff jump ship to Australia's Got Talent
  • TV ratings: Top Gear zooms all the way to number one
  • Lady Gaga: Broke and homeless
  • Not fit?: Biggest Loser trainer sued again over diet pills
  • No bad blood: For AC/DC's first bassist, rock is hard, feelings aren't
  • Safety first?: Uni union says no to risky rockers
  • TV: The law of the jungle
  • Travel: Qantas flags higher airfares
  • Gossip: DiCaprio's girlfriend Rafaeli seen with ring on engagement finger

Tomorrow's weather:

  • Sydney: Shower or two. Min: 19, Max: 25
  • Melbourne: Mostly sunny. Min: 16, Max: 29
  • Brisbane: Mostly fine. Chance of a shower. Min: 22, Max: 29
  • Perth: Cloudy periods. Min: 19, Max: 30
  • Adelaide: Dry. High cloud. Min: 23, Max: 37
  • Hobart: Fine. Min: 11, Max: 23
  • Canberra: Fine. Mostly sunny. Min: 12, Max: 29
  • Darwin: Afternoon shower/storm. Min: 26, Max: 33

Product Wars: Best Tablet Device

  • Results so far...
  • 1st - Panasonic Toughbook T8 - 89%
  • 2nd – Fujitsu Lifebook T5010 - 83%
  • =3rd - Lenovo ThinkPad X200 - 77%
  • =3rd - Toshiba Portege M750 - 77%
  • 5th - Asus Eee PC T90 - 53%
  • Click here to vote for your favourite!

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