| Jun 22, 2012
| 4:51 PM
A lawsuit filed against the Washington State Liquor Control Board (LCB) alleges the agency is implementing changes in the name of I-1183 that were never part of the liquor privatization measure approved by voters in November.
The I-1183 Coalition,...
| Aug 5, 2011
| 11:09 AM
NEW YORK -- Stock moved violently throughout Friday's session, the Dow swinging more than 400 points in the session, as investors weighed a strong U.S. jobs report and a step towards resolving Europe's escalating debt problems.
The Dow Jones industrial...
| Sep 8, 2011
| 2:40 PM
Every penny counts these days. So warehouse clubs, even with annual membership fees, can offer big savings. But those savings can quickly evaporate if you’re not careful. Consumer Reports has a number of moves you can make to guarantee saving—...
| Oct 5, 2011
| 7:08 AM
Costco Wholesale Corp said it is increasing annual membership fees by 10 percent for 22 million members, a long-awaited move that pleased analysts even as fourth-quarter profit missed forecasts.
The largest U.S. warehouse club operator sells products...
| Oct 7, 2011
| 5:41 AM
Costco Wholesale Corp. will raise its membership fee $5 to $55, Reuters reports. Executive members, who earn annual rebate checks, will see their annual membership increase from $100 to $110.
Other discount warehouses have already made similar moves....
| May 25, 2011
| 4:25 AM
Costco Wholesale Corp (COST.O) posted a higher quarterly profit as it sold more gasoline and got a boost from stronger foreign currencies.
The largest U.S. warehouse club earned $324 million, or 73 cents a share, in its fiscal third quarter ended May 8,...
| Nov 20, 2007
California Atty. Gen. Jerry Brown on Monday sued 20 companies, including Mattel Inc. and Toys "R" Us, claiming they sold toys containing "unlawful quantities of lead."
The suit, filed in Alameda County Superior Court, alleges the companies knowingly...
| Dec 15, 2009
Sol Price, who changed the retail industry by founding the landmark warehouse chain Price Club, has died. He was 93.
Price died of natural causes Monday at his home in La Jolla, according to a statement released by his family.
"He was an innovator, he...
| May 28, 2009
Costco Wholesale Corp. says its fiscal third-quarter profit fell 29 percent as sales of bigger-ticket items continued to soften.
The Issaquah based warehouse club earned $209.6 million, or 48 cents per share, for the period ended May 10. That's down from...
| Dec 9, 2007
Monday: -- Earnings: Diamond Foods Inc.; FuelCell Energy Inc.; H&R Block Inc.; Hayes Lemmerz International Inc.; SAIC Inc.; Vail Resorts Inc.
Tuesday: -- Federal Reserve meeting -- October wholesale inventories -- Earnings: CHC Helicopter Corp.; Cooper...
| Dec 17, 2007
More and more, shoppers are heeding the advice of consumer advocates who every holiday season warn against buying extended warranties for television sets, cellphones and computers.
Steve Abernethy doesn't see this as a problem, even though his company,...