Bon-Ton’s bankruptcy makes its future uncertain

This Jan. 31 photo shows The Bon-Ton store at the Millcreek Mall, near Erie, Pa. ^ Jack Hanrahan Erie Times-News

NEW YORK — The future of Bon-Ton Stores looks tenuous after the department store chain that survived economic downturns including the Great Depression filed for bankruptcy protection and said it may seek a buyer for all or pieces of itself.

Albertsons is losing hundreds of millions of dollars

Darin Oswald / Idaho Statesman Albertsons in December opened this Albertsons Express fuel center and convenience store across the parking lot from its full-size store at ParkCenter Boulevard and Apple Street in Boise. Darin Oswald / Idaho Statesman

BOISE — When Albertsons announced two years ago that it would buy Paul’s Markets, customers of the 60-year-old Homedale company were concerned.

Tax season brings preparation scams

This tax season your Better Business Bureau is partnering with the Idaho Attorney General’s Office to warn the public about the dangers of tax identity theft. This joint warning is in cooperation with Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week, which takes place from Jan. 29 to Feb. 2. As W2s begin flooding in through the mail and tax preparer advertisements pop up online, this is a great time to remind family and friends of the best practices for keeping their identity safe from harm.

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