March 07--Albertsons and Safeway, the nation's second-largest grocery chain, said Thursday that they will combine under the company that owns Albertsons.
The mystery man behind bitcoins remains an enigma, despite a Newsweek cover story �outing� Dorian S. Nakamoto as the inventor of the crypto-currency.
A better-than-expected jobs report had Wall Street in a good mood Friday morning. The Dow, S&P 500 and Nasdaq all rose modestly in early trading, with the S&P 500 hitting a new all-time high yet again.
The U.S. trade deficit was little changed in January as a rebound in exports matched an increase in imports. The Commerce Department said on Friday the trade gap was at $39.1 billion from December's revised shortfall of $39.0 billion.
Strong construction activity in January boosted German industrial output to the highest monthly level since 2011. The latest data suggest that a routine spring upswing in the economy has come earlier and is stronger.