The lunch box - 05/03 (updated 2.20pm)

The lunch box - 05/03 (updated 2.20pm)

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State of the market

  • The markets have gained and then held ground thanks to rising mining and finance stocks. At 2.20pm, the S&P/ASX200 was up 18.7 points at 4769.2.

  • The Aussie dollar is up very slightly to $US0.9002. Gold is trading down 0.84 per cent at $US1133.7 an ounce while oil is up to $US80.6 a barrel.


General News

  • Health: Vioxx 'doubled chance of heart attack'
  • Health (2): Keneally threatens Rudd over health reform support at COAG
  • Evolution: Dinosaurs killed off by Mexican asteroid, not Indian volcano
  • Politics: Cabinet splits over tax, tactics
  • Revealed: Luxury cars, silk carpets and gold-plated handguns the largesse of North Korea's keaders
  • Environment: man-made climate change evidence stronger, according to study
  • Police like us: 'Monty Python' AFP team slammed after hit-and-run
  • Business: The $40bn cost of high super fees
  • Wages: ACTU uneasy over revamp of awards system
  • Science: A victim of climate wars
  • Tragedy: Cruise passengers killed as monster waves hit ship
  • World: Obama's Australia trip in jeopardy
  • Still hopping: Bell frog thought to be extinct spotted alive and kicking
  • Strange but true: Mystery as lock of Napoleon's hair found in Sydney
  • Environment: 50 ships stuck in ice



Tomorrow's weather:

  • Sydney: Patchy rain. Min: 21, Max: 25
  • Melbourne: Chance of storm. Shower. Min: 17, Max: 23
  • Brisbane: Rain periods. Min: 22, Max: 26
  • Perth: Sunny. Min: 14, Max: 29
  • Adelaide: Windy. Showers increasing. Min: 16, Max: 21
  • Hobart: Mainly fine. Min: 17, Max: 23
  • Canberra: Showers, possible thunderstorm. Min: 12, Max: 25
  • Darwin: Afternoon shower or storm. Min: 25, Max: 33

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  • 1st - Panasonic Toughbook T8 - 89%
  • 2nd - Fujitsu LifeBook T5010 - 80%
  • 3rd - Lenovo ThinkPad X200 - 64%
  • 4th - Toshiba Portege M750 - 62%
  • 5th - Xplore Technologies iX104C4 - 54%

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