Mar 3, 2017

03/03/17: Costco members are going to see higher fees

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Costco is raising its membership fees — its first hike since 2011. Marketplace's Annie Baxter explains why retailers are facing tricky times. Next, we'll discuss the reason for low levels of home ownership in England, and then look at how craft brewers feel about Trump's promises on regulation.

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Costco members are going to see higher fees this June

Mar 3, 2017
Basic annual memberships for the warehouse club retailer will cost $60.
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March Madness at work: the cost of lost productivity

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What's bad for business is good for morale.
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Costco is raising its membership fees — its first hike since 2011. Marketplace’s Annie Baxter explains why retailers are facing tricky times. Next, we’ll discuss the reason for low levels of home ownership in England, and then look at how craft brewers feel about Trump’s promises on regulation.

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