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The dining scene in the Boise area appears to be making a comeback from the Great Recession, a tumultuous time when a dozen or so locally owned restaurants closed across the Valley.
One unanswered question is whether the Boise corporate office will grow or shrink. As of last summer, 73 of the 110 corporate employees serving Albertsons' Intermountain division were based in Boise.
F. Edward Osborne, a longtime Boise resident, served in the Idaho House and Senate after retiring from Ore-Ida Foods.
The CEO of California-based Safeway will lead the new, combined grocery chain. The effect on Boise's Albertsons headquarters is unknown.
Stocks are finishing mixed after an indecisive day of trading as traders worried about escalating tensions in Ukraine.
Stocks were directionless in late-afternoon trading Friday as tensions built in Ukraine, where the region of Crimea was preparing for a referendum on whether to split away and become part of Russia. Those concerns offset an encouraging pickup in hiring by U.S. employers last month.
Mexican regulators hit the country's main television network with a double punch on Friday, declaring Televisa a "preponderant" market player and slapping restrictions on the company, which bills itself as the largest media outlet in the Spanish-speaking world.
Dorian Prentice Satoshi Nakamoto said Thursday that he is not the creator of bitcoin, adding further mystery to the story of how the world's most popular digital currency came to be.