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  • Deep discounting eats into Costco's holiday profit Thursday, 6 Mar 2014 | 9:55 AM ET
    A Costco store in Alhambra, Calif.

    Costco Wholesale's profit fell 15 percent, missing estimates, hurt by weaker gross margins in its fresh-food business and some non-foods merchandises.

  • Banks exit 'bargain' basement, set tone for rally Thursday, 6 Mar 2014 | 9:46 AM ET
    A trader works the floor of the NYSE.

    Stocks are at new highs, but where are the bargains? Big financials are mounting an impressive rally.

  • *Staples, Costco shares down after results; Kroger up. *Crimea's parliament voted on Thursday to join Russia and its Moscow- backed government set a referendum for March 16 on the decision, in a dramatic escalation of the crisis between Russia and the West over the Ukrainian Black Sea peninsula.

  • U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Wall Street on Thursday, as markets gear up for the all-important NFP jobs report.

  • March 6- Warehouse retailer Costco Wholesale Corp reported a bigger-than-expected 15 percent fall in profit as unusually deep discounting in the holiday shopping season hurt margins, sending its shares down about 3 percent in premarket trading.

  • Early movers: COST, LB, FDX, DTV, CHK, ECA & more Thursday, 6 Mar 2014 | 7:44 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • *Staples, Costco shares down after results. *Crimea's parliament voted to join Russia on Thursday and its Moscow- backed government set a referendum for March 16 on the decision, in a dramatic escalation of the crisis between Russia and the West over the Ukrainian Black Sea peninsula.

  • UPDATE 1-Costco quarterly profit misses estimates Thursday, 6 Mar 2014 | 3:49 AM ET

    March 6- Warehouse club operator Costco Wholesale Corp's quarterly profit fell 15 percent, missing analysts' estimates, hurt by weaker gross margins in its fresh-food business and some non-foods merchandises. Costco, which sells everything from carrots to coffins at its cavernous stores, said sales at stores open at least a year rose 3 percent in the quarter.

  • REFILE-Costco's quarterly profit falls 15 pct Thursday, 6 Mar 2014 | 3:20 AM ET

    March 6- Warehouse club operator Costco Wholesale Corp reported a 15 percent decline in quarterly profit, hurt by weaker gross margins in some non-foods merchandises and in its fresh food business. The company's profit fell to $463 million, or $1.05 cents per share, for the 12 weeks ended Feb. 16 from $547 million, or $1.24 per share, a year earlier.

  • Costco's quarterly profit fall 15 percent Thursday, 6 Mar 2014 | 3:19 AM ET

    March 6- Warehouse club operator Costco Wholesale Corp reported a 15 percent decline in quarterly profit, hurt by weaker gross margins in some non-foods merchandises and in its fresh food business. The company's profit fell to $463 million, or $1.05 cents per share, for the 12 weeks ended Feb. 16 from $547 million, or $1.24 per share, a year earlier.

  • But booming sales of aircraft, far from being a bonanza for suppliers, are spurring brutal competition between Airbus Group NV and Boeing Co, which are demanding better deals from the companies that make billions of parts the factories need.

  • Which membership pays off: AAA or Amazon? Saturday, 1 Mar 2014 | 7:00 AM ET
    A Costco store in Alhambra, Calif.

    Paying for a company's annual membership may not save you much money. How to make memberships pay for warehouse clubs, theme parks, Amazon and more.

  • In addition, questions over whether Russia could be drawn into the conflict in Ukraine will likely weigh on investor sentiment. "It will be interesting to see the action on S&P futures on Sunday night based on the kind of developments we see in Ukraine.

  • Make no mistake, said Jim Cramer, next week will be all about the forthcoming jobs number.

  • Ukraine looms as markets push toward new highs Friday, 28 Feb 2014 | 5:55 PM ET
    Soldiers guard the Crimean parliament in Simferopol next to a sign that reads: "Crimea Russia,"  March 1, 2014.

    While the markets are hoping to see a March thaw, reports of February data in the week ahead may show the economy is still feeling a bit chilled.

  • Inside Ukraine's presidential pad and 'Ask Warren' Thursday, 27 Feb 2014 | 11:34 AM ET
    CNBC visits the palace of ousted Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych.

    This week on Talking Squawk: Tour some lavish digs, find out how you can ask Warren Buffett a question and get stock picks.

  • Cramer's 7 major investment themes built to last Thursday, 27 Feb 2014 | 7:14 AM ET

    In his book "Get Rich Carefully," CNBC's "Mad Money" host explains how spotting long-term megatrends can help investors surf the wave of profitability.

  • CHICAGO, Feb 26- As an Amazon Prime customer since December 2012, Michelle Huffman of Milwaukee has gladly paid the annual $79 fee for the perk of free two-day shipping on items ranging from tea and cookbooks to DVDs and Nestle Smarties.

  • Have a look at what could become your next steak Thursday, 20 Feb 2014 | 3:59 PM ET
    Grazing bison

    "I think there's nothing but room for expansion," says Jeff Miller, who runs Diamond Mountain Ranch in California.

  • Feb 20- The struggles of the low-income U.S. consumer are playing out in Wal-Mart Stores Inc's grocery aisles. Wal-Mart shares fell 2.2 percent in morning trading. To combat sluggish sales, broaden its customer base and fend off aggressive rivals, Wal-Mart said it was doubling the number of smaller new stores it originally planned to open this year.

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