Sunday, Mar. 09, 2014
Bringing Albertsons and Tom Thumb together under one corporate parent should strengthen their position in the hyper-competitive North Texas grocery market. But will we lose some stores?
Officials with Albertsons, controlled by the Cerberus Capital Management private equity company, said they don’t intend to close stores after merging with California-based Safeway, which operates 1,300 stores in several states under several names including Tom Thumb. But the $9 billion deal must pass scrutiny from federal regulators. Read more
Friday, Mar. 07, 2014
Uninsured Texans have been slow to enroll in the new healthcare marketplace — especially those who qualify for the tax credits to help pay for a plan.
As of Feb. 1, around 207,000 Texans have signed up for health insurance through the marketplace, despite some 6.4 million who were uninsured in the state before the Affordable Care Act was put into place. Consumers Union found that just 8 percent of Texans who qualify for credits have signed up for insurance using the federal marketplace website, healthcare.gov, which has been plagued by technical problems. Read more