Tagged: costco

Sympathy for Wal-Mart (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 11/25/2013 12:00 am

Ultimately, the question of whether Wal-Mart workers should be paid more — as well as fast-food workers and everyone else at or near the minimum-wage level — comes down to this: Should the rest of us pay more for the stuff we buy?

Retailers Report Modest Sales Gains for February

by Associated Press 3/7/2013 10:26 am

Retailers are reporting modest sales gains for February as consumers, uninspired by cool weather and worried about the economy, shopped cautiously for spring merchandise.

Retailers Report Higher December Sales

by Associated Press 1/3/2013 10:56 am

A last-minute surge in spending may have saved Christmas for stores. Major retailers such as Costco and Nordstrom report better-than-expected revenue in December. That comes as a relief for stores that can make up to 40 percent of their annual revenue during the winter holiday shopping period that runs from November through the end of December.

Just How Special Are Those Special Dividends?

by Associated Press 12/9/2012 12:18 pm

Companies are rushing special payments to shareholders to take advantage of lower dividend tax rates before they go up Jan. 1. But investors should beware: Not all special payments are created equal.