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Producer prices fall in April; food, energy costs dip

WASHINGTON — A sharp drop in the cost of gasoline and food pushed down overall U.S. producer prices in April.

Date: 05/15/2015 | Business Wire

Wholesale stockpiles edge up in February

WASHINGTON — U.S. wholesale businesses increased their stockpiles by a modest amount in February, while sales kept falling.

Date: 04/10/2015 | Business Wire

Costco revenue short of analyst estimates

ISSAQUAH — Costco's second-quarter profit easily topped Wall Street estimates thanks in part to a tax bump from the payout of a special dividend last month.Investors appeared to overlook a light revenue number, sending shares up 3 percent before Thursday's opening...

Date: 03/05/2015 | Business Wire

Costco sales flat during January

ISSAQUAH — Sales at comparable Costco stores were flat in January though industry analysts were expecting a slight uptick.Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters predicted a 1.2 percent rise in sales at stores open at least a year.

Date: 02/04/2015 | Business Wire

Costco declares $5 special dividend

ISSAQUAH — Costco has declared a special dividend of $5 per share that will result in approximately $2.2 billion being returned to shareholders.The wholesale club operator said Friday that the special dividend will be paid on Feb. 27 to shareholders of record on Feb. 9.

Date: 01/31/2015 | Business Wire

Falling gas prices boost Costco profit

ISSAQUAH — Costco’s profit jumped 17 percent during the first quarter, driven by membership fees and falling gas prices.Shares hit an all-time high at the opening bell Wednesday.

Date: 12/11/2014 | Business Wire

Costco to pay $335,000 in Clean Air Act settlement

Costco Wholesale agreed to a $335,000 fine and to an overhaul in its management of refrigeration equipment in more than half of its U.S. stores in a settlement with U.S. authorities over alleged Clean Air Act violations.

Date: 09/04/2014 | Business

Penciling out school supplies

Tips for saving money throughout the school year

Date: 08/03/2014 | Business

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