Utility scam returns to the Gem State

Scammers have been at work again convincing local residents they are with a local power company in hopes of gaining money from customers. Better Business Bureau Northwest &Pacific has received reports of a scammer calling a Rocky Mountain Power customer threatening to shut her power off if her balance wasn’t paid. The impostor instructed her to purchase a money pack card and he would call back to get the information. When he called back, the customer gave him the information. He called back again, claiming new power meters would be put in her neighborhood and she would need to also pay that expense. At that point, the woman became suspicious and called Rocky Mountain Power who informed her she had been scammed.

Q&A with Chobani’s CEO and founder Hamdi Ulukaya

In this Nov. 20, 2017, file photo, Chobani yogurts are displayed in New York. As Chobani turns 10, CEO and founder Hamdi Ulukaya talked to The Associated Press about yogurt’s place in online grocery delivery, products made from almonds and peas that are moving into the yogurt case and why the company is giving away free yogurts. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

NEW YORK — In the span of a decade, Chobani went from being in just one supermarket to becoming the country’s best-selling yogurt brand. It hasn’t all been smooth — the company faces more competition than it used to, and has been embroiled in national debate over its open stance on refugees.

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.



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