The lunch box - 08/04

The lunch box - 08/04

It's Thursday, and as you'll see below, Kim Jong-Il is a world fashion trend-setter. If the day couldn't get weirder... enjoy.

Channel News

State of the market

  • The S&P/ASX200 was is trading lower thanks to a negative lead from Wall St. At 11:41am, the S&P/ASX200 was down 20.5 points.
  • The Aussie dollar is faring well at $US0.9267. Gold is down to $US1147.5 an ounce while oil is has slipped slightly to $US85.6 a barrel.


General News

  • Employment: Economy creates 30,000 jobs in March
  • Politics: Greens' Labor pledge muddies water in Tasmania
  • Malik marriage shock: Already bowled maiden over
  • Business: Bank chiefs' pay under scrutiny
  • Housing: Rates rises sinks affordability hopes
  • World: At least 113 dead as record rains ease in Brazil
  • Explained: Near-death experiences
  • Black Saturday dinner date: Nixon admits error of judgement
  • Pay as you go: Ryanair to charge passengers to use toilets
  • Strange but true: At 102, Ma becomes the world's oldest first-year student



    Tomorrow's weather:

    • Sydney: Fine. Lengthy sunny periods. Min: 18, Max: 24
    • Melbourne: A little rain later. Min: 15, Max: 23
    • Brisbane: Mostly fine, early shower. Min: 19, Max: 29
    • Perth: Chance of a shower. Min: 15, Max: 25
    • Adelaide: Showers easing. Min: 16, Max: 23
    • Hobart: Fine. Min: 12, Max: 20
    • Canberra: Mostly sunny. Min: 10, Max: 22
    • Darwin: Showers/afternoon storm. Min: 25, Max: 32

    Product Wars: Best 80s Tech

    • Results so far...

    • 1st - Personal computers - 77%
    • 2nd - VHS (with VCR player) - 69%
    • 3rd - Brick phones - 64%
    • 4th - Video games consoles - 61%
    • 5th - Camcorders - 57%

    • Click here to cast your vote.

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