March 21, 2006 in Business

S-R Web site adds stock info

The Spokesman-Review

The Spokesman-Review has added a number of stock-market tracking tools to its Web site,

The information includes stock and mutual fund price quotes, lists of most-active shares and gainers and losers on all the major exchanges, a wide variety of market indexes and lists of industry groups sorted by market capitalization.

Like many newspapers nationwide, The Spokesman-Review recently trimmed stock and mutual fund listings in the print edition of the daily newspaper. The online tools, however, provide much more information than the paper had been printing.

To find the new market information, find “News” in the blue column on the left side of the Web site, then click the category “Business.”

The online tools are free to current subscribers of The Spokesman-Review or

Coeur d’Alene

Mining firm to sell stock

Coeur d’Alene Mines Corp. expects to net about $128 million from a stock offering, company officials reported last week.

Coeur d’Alene Mines will sell about 24 million shares of stock to the public for $5.60 per share. The money will be used to finance the development of a gold mine in Alaska, a silver mine in Bolivia and other corporate business, officials said.


Identity theft to be topic

A Colorado resident who was a victim of identity theft will talk to Ferris High School students Wednesday about protecting themselves against similar crimes.

The largest demographic segment targeted by identity thieves is 18- to 29-year-olds, while teens are the fastest-growing group of victims, said Zach Friesen, a sophomore at the University of Colorado.

Friesen’s visit was arranged by Qwest Communications. The telecommunications company’s Web site, identitytheft, offers tips on protecting oneself against credit theft.

Friesen said he learned at the age of 17 that someone had used his name and Social Security number 10 years earlier to buy a houseboat. It took him several months to repair his credit history, he said.

His advice to parents: “If your kids are getting invitations by mail to take out a credit card, look into it. Someone may already be using your child’s name on a phony card.”

Coeur d’Alene

NIC to list jobs online

North Idaho College’s Career Service Office has started an online job-listing program at

The site is available to students and the public.

Employers can post jobs directly on the Web site by clicking on the “Employers Click Here” button. Entries will be reviewed by NIC officials for posting the following day.

For more information, call the NIC Career Center at (208) 769-3297.

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