| Mar 29, 2011
| 6:27 AM
Wal-Mart Stores Inc will argue on Tuesday that the U.S. Supreme Court should halt the largest class-action sex-discrimination lawsuit in history by female employees who seek billions of dollars.
The female employees will counter that their lawsuit should...
| Nov 4, 2010
| 9:35 PM
Costco Wholesale Corp. and federal health officials are warning consumers that a cheese sold recently at Costco stores in five states has been preliminarily linked to an E. coli outbreak that has sickened 25 people.
The Bravo Farms Dutch Style Raw Milk...
| Feb 16, 2011
| 12:46 PM
Borders Group Inc filed for bankruptcy protection and said it would close about one-third of its bookstores - including both in the New Orleans area - after years of shriveling sales that made it impossible to manage its crushing debt load.
| 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 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...
| Sep 29, 2009
| 7:44 AM
CHICAGO (AP) — Starbucks Corp. began handing out tens of thousands of free samples of its latest product Tuesday, hoping to persuade consumers to try what many see as a down-market drink — instant coffee.
Nearly eight months after Starbucks...