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THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2011

Silverwood holding job fairs at theme park

Silverwood Theme Park will hold job fairs the next two Saturdays to find 1,200 seasonal employees to staff the North Idaho amusement and water park from May to October.

The park is offering employment to everyone from high school students to senior citizens for jobs including ride operators, housekeepers, retail positions, and food and beverage workers.

Wages range from $7.25 to $12 an hour, said Nancy DiGiammarco, marketing, sales and public relations director.

The park, just north of Coeur d’Alene in Athol, is open weekends in May and September and goes full time in June, July and August. It also welcomes visitors for long weekends in October for its haunted house attraction, Scarywood.

The job fairs will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Saturday and again March 26 in Silverwood’s Theatre of Illusion.

Applicants can visit www.workatsilverwood.com or call (208) 683-3400 for more information.

Alison Boggs

Boeing still getting supplies from Japan

CHICAGO – Boeing Co. says its Japanese suppliers are still shipping some of its airplane parts, and it has several weeks’ worth of parts in its inventory.

Spokesman Thomas Brabant said Wednesday there has been no immediate impact on Boeing production from last week’s earthquake and tsunami. More than one-third of the parts for Boeing’s new 787 are made in Japan, and 20 percent of parts for the 777 are made there.

Boeing is flight-testing the new 787 and aims to deliver the first one later this year.

Boeing has also suspended corporate travel to Japan until airports and other transportation are operating more normally.

Associated Press

Netflix seeks first rights to Kevin Spacey series

SAN FRANCISCO – Netflix is trying to buy Internet streaming rights to a 26-episode drama starring Kevin Spacey before the series is shown on a television network.

If the deal is completed, it would mark a bold step in a new direction for Netflix’s popular video subscription service. The more than 20,000 titles in Netflix Inc.’s streaming library primarily consist of previously aired TV series and older movies.

Should it win rights to “House of Cards,” Netflix would emerge as an even more serious threat to pay-TV channels such as HBO. Netflix has 20 million subscribers.

Associated Press

Several banks repay debt to Treasury

Six more banks repaid their government bailouts, bringing the bank capital program close to 99 percent recovery, the Treasury Department said Wednesday.

• Fifth Third Bancorp., based in Cincinnati, paid $280 million to rebuy warrants. Fifth Third repaid $3.4 billion of Treasury’s original investment last month.

• National Penn Bancshares Inc., based in Boyertown, Pa., repaid $150 million and forked over $645,833 of dividends that it owed to Treasury.

• Lakeland Bancorp Inc., based in Oak Ridge, N.J., repaid $20 million and paid $86,111 in dividends. The bank still holds $19 million of bailout money.

• Stockmens Financial Corp., based in Rapid City., S.D., repaid its remaining $11.6 million bailout and paid $49,807 in dividends.

• Bridge Capital Holdings, based in San Jose, Calif., repaid $8.9 million in bailout money and coughed up $38,164 in dividends.

• Heritage Bancshares, based in Norfolk, Va., repaid $2.6 million of its bailout and $11,220 in dividends.

Banks received a total of $245 billion under the program. The Treasury Department has collected about $244 billion in repayments, fees and other income from banks.


 

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