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    Costco's earnings hit by extra expenses from wages, cleaning amid coronavirus pandemic

    MarketWatch – 8:41 AM ET 05/29/2020

    Costco Wholesale Corp. (COST) shares fell in the extended session Thursday after the retailer missed Wall Street expectations for its fiscal third quarter, during which it spent nearly $300 million in wages and extra sanitation amid the coronavirus pandemic. Costco said it earned $838 million, or $1.89 a share, in the quarter, compared with $906 million, or $2.05 a share, in the year-ago period. The quarterly profit was impacted by pretax expenses of $283 million, or 47 cents a share, "from...

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    High unemployment rates will continue to drive budget-conscious consumers to Dollar General, Dollar Tree & Family Dollar

    MarketWatch – 8:08 AM ET 05/29/2020

    Shares of Dollar Tree (DLTR) soared more than 11% on Thursday while Dollar General (DG) slumped 1.3%. With unemployment soaring and consumers tightening their budgets, analysts forecast elevated sales at dollar stores like Dollar General Corp. (DG), Dollar Tree Inc. (DLTR) and Family Dollar. U.S. weekly jobless claims rose Thursday by more than 2.1 million, with about 48 million Americans filing for jobless benefits since mid-March, when the country began lockdowns to beat back the spread of...

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    Costco Posts Sales Growth, But Not as Fast as Rivals Costco Sales Growth Slows As Rush for Goods Cools Off -- WSJ

    DJ Business News – 2:47 AM ET 05/29/2020

    This article is being republished as part of our daily reproduction of WSJ.com articles that also appeared in the U.S. print edition of The Wall Street Journal. The coronavirus stockpiling that cleaned out some Costco shelves in March has cooled. Costco Wholesale Corp. (COST) reported higher sales for its latest quarter, but its growth wasn't as fast as some competitors that were also able to stay open during the pandemic.

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    Costco's Sales Cool as Coronavirus Stockpiling Slows

    DJ Business News – 7:14 PM ET 05/28/2020

    The coronavirus stockpiling that cleaned out some Costco shelves in March has cooled. Costco Wholesale Corp. (COST) reported higher sales for its latest quarter, but its growth wasn't as fast as some competitors that were also able to stay open during the pandemic. Comparable sales, those from stores and digital channels operating for at least 12 months, rose 7.8% during the quarter ended May 10. The figure excludes the impact of gasoline sales and currency swings.

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    BRIEF-Costco Wholesale Posts Q3 EPS Of $1.89

    Reuters – 5:54 PM ET 05/28/2020

    Costco Wholesale Corp (COST): * ORATION REPORTS THIRD QUARTER AND YEAR-TO-DATE OPERATING RESULTS FOR FISCAL 2020. * Q3 EARNINGS PER SHARE $1.89. * Q3 EARNINGS PER SHARE ESTIMATE $1.95 -- REFINITIV IBES DATA. * NET SALES FOR QUARTER INCREASED 7.3 PERCENT, TO $36.45 BILLION FROM $33.96 BILLION LAST YEAR.

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    Costco profit falls on coronavirus-related costs

    Reuters – 4:50 PM ET 05/28/2020

    Costco Wholesale Corp (COST) reported a 7.5% fall in quarterly profit on Thursday, as it spent more on wages and sanitizing its warehouse clubs and halted sales of some high-margin products due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Shares of the warehouse club operator fell about 2% in extended trading.

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    Costco profit falls on coronavirus-related costs

    Reuters – 4:30 PM ET 05/28/2020

    - Costco Wholesale Corp (COST) reported a 7.5% fall in quarterly profit on Thursday, as it spent more on wages and sanitizing its warehouse clubs and halted sales of some high-margin products due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Shares of the warehouse club operator fell about 2% in extended trading.

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    Costco Wholesale revenue rises 7.3% on coronavirus-induced stockpiling

    Reuters – 4:22 PM ET 05/28/2020

    Warehouse club operator Costco Wholesale Corp (COST) reported a 7.3% increase in quarterly revenue on Thursday, as people stocked up on essentials before hunkering down in their homes to contain the spread of the coronavirus. Total revenue rose to $37.27 billion from $34.74 billion last year, driven by a jump in online sales.

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    Costco Wholesale Corporation Reports Third Quarter and Year-To-Date Operating Results for Fiscal 2020

    GlobeNewswire – 4:15 PM ET 05/28/2020

    Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST) today announced its operating results for the third quarter and the first 36 weeks of fiscal 2020, ended May 10, 2020. Net sales for the quarter increased 7.3 percent, to $36.45 billion from $33.96 billion last year. Comparable sales for the third quarter fiscal 2020 were as follows: *Excluding the impacts from changes in gasoline prices and foreign exchange.

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    BRIEF-Costco Auto Program Incentive On Chevrolet Trucks And SUVs

    Reuters – 11:29 AM ET 05/27/2020

    Costco Wholesale Corp (COST): * COSTCO AUTO PROGRAM INCENTIVE ON CHEVROLET TRUCKS AND SUVS. * COSTCO SAYS AUTO PROGRAM INCENTIVE RUNS MAY 1 THROUGH JUNE 30, 2020 Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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    COSTCO AUTO PROGRAM INCENTIVE ON CHEVROLET TRUCKS AND SUVS

    GlobeNewswire – 11:27 AM ET 05/27/2020

    Costco Auto Program and Chevrolet have joined forces to deliver exclusive value for Costco members during a time when demand for trucks and SUVs is high. The Chevrolet Limited-Time Special features three models popular among Costco members: Chevrolet Silverado, Tahoe and Suburban.

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    'I'm terrified' -- as the U.S. begins to reopen, one small business owner prepares for a 'dicey' summer

    MarketWatch – 4:19 PM ET 05/26/2020

    Rob Anderson, a chef in Provincetown, Mass., expressed his concerns over what a packed summer season could ultimately mean for his business and the people in his small town. That's Rob Anderson, chef and owner of the Canteen in Provincetown, Mass., expressing his concerns in an op-ed for The Atlantic this week over what a packed summer season could ultimately mean for his business and the people in his small town. "Now that our first summer with the coronavirus is at hand," Anderson wrote, "I'm...

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    Walmart trailed supermarkets amid peak panic-buying: data

    Reuters – 11:59 AM ET 05/18/2020

    Americans increased their visits to supermarkets far more than to Walmart Inc stores as panic-buying peaked in mid-March, a Reuters analysis of foot traffic to retailers in the United States shows. Yet by early May, visits to Walmart had rebounded and were outpacing visits to supermarkets, according to the analysis.

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    Stores Stress Over How to Handle a Customer Who Won't Wear a Mask

    DJ Business News – 5:44 AM ET 05/16/2020

    Retail chains from CVS to 7- Eleven are being forced to decide whether and how to enforce rules on masks after a string of attacks on clerks and security guards by patrons who refused to cover their faces. As more cities, states and businesses require customers to cover up in stores, face coverings have become a flashpoint in the debate over how to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Some opponents of forced shutdowns and social- distancing requirements are flouting mask mandates,...

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    U.S. funds rush to tech companies and battered energy stocks in Q1

    Reuters – 5:32 PM ET 05/15/2020

    Prominent U.S. fund managers piled into big-name technology stocks and bottom-fished in the beaten-down energy sector as markets reeled from the coronavirus-fueled selloff in the first quarter, regulatory filings released on Friday showed.

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    As U.S. meat workers fall sick and supplies dwindle, exports to China soar

    Reuters – 1:09 AM ET 05/11/2020

    U.S. President Donald Trump ordered meat processing plants to stay open to protect the nation's food supply even as workers got sick and died. Trump, who is in an acrimonious public dispute with Beijing over its handling of the coronavirus outbreak, invoked the 1950 Defense Production Act on April 28 to keep plants open.

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    Costco says stay-at-home orders, lower gas prices hurt monthly results

    MarketWatch – 1:07 PM ET 05/08/2020

    Costco also saw declines in categories like hearing aids and travel, though e-commerce soared. Videos of long lines at Costco Wholesale Corp. (COST) stores and photos of emptied shelves might make many think that the warehouse retailer was ringing up soaring sales during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the company reported a 1.8% decline in April sales, down to $11.39 billion, and a 3.3% drop in U.S. same-store sales.

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    Wendy's says some items may not be available due to beef supply disruptions, analysts find many menus are chicken-only

    MarketWatch – 9:05 AM ET 05/08/2020

    Wendy's (WEN) is scheduled to report first-quarter earnings on Wednesday. Wendy's Co. (WEN) says disruptions in the beef supply caused by the coronavirus pandemic have had an impact on its menu, with some items available only on a limited basis. "It is widely known that beef suppliers across North America are currently facing production challenges," the quick- service restaurant said in a statement sent to MarketWatch this week.

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    S&P Drops Twitter, Walmart, Other Big Names From ESG Index

    DJ Business News – 3:02 PM ET 05/07/2020

    S&P Global Inc. (SPGI) said Wednesday that it kicked out big-name companies and added others to its sustainable version of its bellwether S&P 500 index, a move that will impact a growing swath of investments tied to the benchmark. Following this year's rebalance of the S&P 500 ESG Index, the New York-based index providor now excludes Equifax Inc. (EFX) and ViacomCBS Inc. (VIACA) for landing in the bottom quarter of environmental, social and governance scores among S&P 500 members.

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    North America bulges with cattle as virus closes packers, leaving retailers hungry for beef

    Reuters – 6:00 AM ET 05/07/2020

    There is no room on the range for cattle, as shuttered slaughterhouses across North America due to the pandemic leave farmers nowhere to ship their animals. Now fast-food chain Wendy's (WEN) says it is running out of beef, while Kroger (KR) and Costco limit sales of some meat items, underlining the growing dislocation in the meat supply chain.

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