The Lunch Box - 03/05

The Lunch Box - 03/05

New week, no public holiday, five days at the grindstone. To help ease the pain, checkout our selection of the latest - and in some cases most tantalising - news.

Channel News

State of the market

  • A negative reaction by investors to the Henry Tax Review plus a weak lead from Wall St, sent the market lower on opening. Miners suffered the worst losing about $10 billion in value. At 12.12pm, the S&P/ASX200 was down 25.5 points at 4781.9.
  • The Aussie dollar is up fractionally at $US0.9245. Gold is down $2.80 an ounce to $US1177.9 an ounce while oil prices are higher at $US86.3 a barrel.


General News


  • Cricket T20 World Cup: Australia smashes Pakistan in opener
  • Swimming: Ian Thorpe's coach backs possible comeback
  • Boxing: Mayweather pounds out virtuoso win over Mosley
  • Rugby league: Folau snubbed by Test selectors
  • State of Origin: Lyon takes pole position for Blues playmaker job
  • Premier League: Chelsea closer to title as United keep up pressure
  • Rugby union: Reds staggering towards semi-finals
  • MotoGP: Lorenzo completes golden day for Spain
  • Tennis: Stosur falls at final hurdle
  • AFL: Pies underline title credentials
  • Snooker: Aussie's appearance in world championship final overshadowed by bribes scandal


Tomorrow's weather:

  • Sydney: Fine. Partly cloudy. Min: 16, Max: 26
  • Melbourne: Rain. Windy. Min: 15, Max: 21
  • Brisbane: Showers. Min: 18, Max: 24
  • Perth: Sunny. Min: 09, Max: 25
  • Adelaide: Windy. Showers. Min: 16, Max: 195
  • Hobart: A few showers Min: 11, Max: 21
  • Canberra: Showers developing. Min: 08, Max: 21
  • Darwin: Fine, partly cloudy. Min: 25, Max: 33

Product Wars:

    Results so far...

  • 1st: Personal computers - 80%
  • 2nd: VHS (with VCR player) - 67%
  • 3rd: Brick phones - 61%
  • 4th: CDs (with CD players) - 59%
  • 5th: Video games consoles - 57%

    Click here to cast your vote!

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