| Jun 29, 2011
| 9:31 AM
Wal-Mart Stores Inc is cutting gasoline prices by 10 cents a gallon this summer for loyal U.S. customers who are still being crimped at the pump, even as gas prices have retreated from recent highs.
The discount, which runs from Wednesday through Sept....
| 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,...
| Jan 8, 2009
Retailers reported dismal sales figures for December on Thursday as even Wal-Mart Stores Inc., one of the bright spots in the industry, finally buckled under the pressures of the deteriorating economy.
As merchants reported their sales figures,...
| 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,...
| 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...