Stocks Costco Wholesale Corp

More

  • 080514_whats_buffett_buying.jpg

    Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway sharply increased its stake in ConocoPhillips this spring and summer, accumulating a total of 84 million shares as of the end of the third quarter on September 30, according to Berkshire's just-released quarterly portfolio filing with the SEC.

  • gift_cards.jpg

    If you're in the camp that thinks giving a gift card at the holidays is a bit of a cop-out, retailers have upped the ante this holiday season by rolling out some that put the "gift" in gift card.

  • Vanishing Jobs, Stressed Consumers Feed Downturn Friday, 7 Nov 2008 | 10:56 AM ET
    bank_deposit.jpg

    The nation's unemployment rate is at a 14-year high, General Motors reported a massive third-quarter loss and says it may run out of cash next year, and Ford is planning more job cuts after burning through billions of its own.

  • Holiday Outlook Gloomier After Weak October Sales Thursday, 6 Nov 2008 | 11:16 AM ET
    retail_sale_sign.jpg

    Retailers are reporting some of the weakest sales in more than a decade as consumer spending dried up in October amid the uncertainty brought on by the financial crisis and mounting layoffs.

  • Econ, Earnings Numbers End Up Worse Than Expected Thursday, 6 Nov 2008 | 9:16 AM ET

    The most important fact about the economic and earnings data in the past couple weeks is that it has generally been worse than the already lowered numbers predicted. We have seen this again this morning, with the exception of the Productivity number.

  • Lower Gas Prices May Help Lift Holiday Retail Sales Tuesday, 4 Nov 2008 | 4:14 PM ET
    gas_prices_new2.jpg

    Lower gas prices could provide a lift to what are otherwise predicted to be dismal U.S. holiday sales, but experts say it will take some time for consumers to feel confident enough about the troubled economy to resume spending.

  • shopper_girl1.jpg

    U.S. retail chains may report some of their worst monthly sales results this week as the global financial crisis leaves its mark on ordinary consumers, casting new doubt on holiday season sales.

  • Sorry, Santa, We're Closed. Tuesday, 21 Oct 2008 | 3:23 PM ET
    lnt_going_out_of_business.jpg

    This holiday season is make or break for some retailers, and while it’s not even Halloween yet, we’re already seeing some of them break. Are we going to see more before Christmas?

  • Dow Closes Up After 700-Point Swing Thursday, 16 Oct 2008 | 4:46 PM ET

    The Dow clawed its way back from a five-and-a-half year low, trading up more than 250 points heading into the final half hour of trading. The VIX, a gauge of fear in the market, soared to a new record above 80.

  • Dow Rallies in Volatile Session; VIX Soars Thursday, 16 Oct 2008 | 3:19 PM ET

    The Dow clawed its way back from a five-and-a-half year low, trading up more than 250 points heading into the final half hour of trading. The VIX, a gauge of fear in the market, soared to a new record above 80.

  • Stocks Close Lower After Day of Wild Swings Wednesday, 8 Oct 2008 | 4:02 PM ET
    NYSE Traders

    Stocks closed lower after swinging wildly all day as a coordinated global rate cut failed to reassure investors.

  • Retail Numbers--A Closer Look Wednesday, 8 Oct 2008 | 10:49 AM ET

    Due to the Yom Kippur holiday tomorrow, a number of retailers are reporting September same store sales a day early. In general, discounters (ex-Target) outperformed, so Wal-Mart, Costco BJ, and Fred's all did fairly well.

  • Futures Gain Doesn't Last After Rate Cut Wednesday, 8 Oct 2008 | 9:05 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures turned positive after coordinated action to cut rates across the globe to fight the danger of the world economy being hit by a depression.

  • Get Ready For Earnings Friday, 3 Oct 2008 | 6:43 PM ET

    With a Wall Street bailout finally in the history books it’s time to think about earnings. The season starts Tuesday.

  • Credit Crunch Likely to Hit Consumers the Hardest Tuesday, 30 Sep 2008 | 1:12 PM ET
    shopper_market1.jpg

    The credit freeze, which is shifting into overdrive heading into the holiday season, is expected to hit consumers harder than corporate America.

  • Market Outlook: Is It Safe To Get Back Into Stocks? Friday, 19 Sep 2008 | 3:07 PM ET
    traders5.jpg

    The curb on short sales is giving the market a big lift now, but what happens in two weeks when the ban expires?

  • For the week ending Friday, September 5, 2008,  the U.S. markets ended in negative territory for the week after weak employment data and declines in auto and retail sales pointed to weaker consumer spending and a greater economic slowdown. The unemployment rate jumped to a 5-year high, soaring to 6.1%.  On Thursday, the three major Indices fell back into bear market territory by dropping 20% from their market peaks set last fall. Both the Dow & Nasdaq Composite had their worst daily closes since July 26, with drops of more than 340 points for the Dow and 75 points for the Nasdaq.

  • Job Jitters Push Dow Back into Bear's Grip Thursday, 4 Sep 2008 | 5:06 PM ET

    Disappointing stats on the job market added another layer of anxiety to a market already worried about a global slowdown, which sent stocks spiraling back into bear-market territory.

  • Dow Off Over 300 Points Amid Job Jitters Thursday, 4 Sep 2008 | 3:49 PM ET

    Stocks fell sharply Thursday as oil clawed back some gains and a report showed jobless claims unexpectedly rose last week.

  • Job-Market Jitters Rattle Stocks Thursday, 4 Sep 2008 | 1:15 PM ET

    Stocks fell sharply Thursday as oil clawed back some gains and a report showed jobless claims unexpectedly rose last week.