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Do the right thing: Don't work on Thanksgiving

Nov 15, 2013
Costco, Nordstrom and BJ's Wholesale Club will stay closed on Thanksgiving Day.
Posted In: Costco, BJ's, Nordstrom, Walmart, Target

Companies release dividends ahead of fiscal cliff

Dec 3, 2012
Fiscal cliff tax questions are why many companies are shoveling money out the door before year's end in the form of special dividends to shareholders.
Posted In: fiscal cliff, Costco, Washington D.C.

Costco offers home mortgages

Nov 14, 2012
Costco hopes getting a mortgage through the big box retailer will bring more customers into the store for the things they'll need to furnish those homes.
Posted In: Costco, mortgage

Retailers report disappointing June sales data

Jul 5, 2012
Amidst glimpses of positive economic indicators, dismal consumer confidence continues as retail sales figures are down for chain stores in June.
Posted In: Retail, Earnings, Costco, consumer confidence

Are wholesale clubs worth the membership price?

Apr 25, 2012
More than 120 million Americans are members at wholesale clubs like Costco, Sam's Club and BJ's -- and they're each potentially saving thousands of dollars a year at the register.
Posted In: consumer, Costco, sam's club, wholesale club, supermarket

Big-box superstores as bellwether indicators

Dec 8, 2011
Major retailers like Costco and Walmart often act as indicators of the overall economy, because they can reveal trends for what -- and if -- people are buying.
Posted In: Costco, Walmart, Retail

MIDDAY UPDATE: Tunisian protests, Urban goat farming, Costco samples

Jan 17, 2011
Protests continue today in the Tunisian capitol, Tunis. Troops fired water cannons and tear gas at demonstrators during the second month of unrest....
Posted In: Costco, farming, goats, manufacturing, mid-day update, protests, samples, tourism, Tunis, Tunisia, urban gardens

How can we repurpose dead malls and big box stores?

Aug 26, 2010
I did a story about Costco's decision to lease out space at a couple malls around the country. (Listen here.) It got me wondering about other, l...
Posted In: big box, Blockbuster, Costco, dead malls, empty, Malls, mixed used, repurposed, reuse, strip malls