Costco Wholesale Corp


  • U.S. stocks surged Thursday, driving the Dow industrials to a record close on strong earnings from brokerages and other companies and an improving outlook for the U.S. economy.

  • Market Wrap: Stocks Continue Rally; Dow Hits New High Thursday, 14 Dec 2006 | 5:19 PM ET

    The bulls made a run on Wall Street today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average making a 100-point push to set a new record close - ending the day above 12,400 for the first time. CNBC’s Melissa Lee had her “Eye on the Floor” during a busy trading day.

  • Costco Lowers Earnings Guidance Thursday, 14 Dec 2006 | 12:05 PM ET

    Shares of Costco Wholesale gave back some of today's gains  after the retailer released earnings guidance below what analysts had been looking for.

  • Stocks closed slightly higher after giving back big gains from an early session surge.

  • U.S. stocks continued their year-end rally, making slight gains today as investors await tomorrow’s Fed meeting – the last of the year. While a change is not expected tomorrow, the meeting could provide hints of the Fed’s intentions for the coming year.

  • Big Dow Components to Brief Analysts This Week Monday, 11 Dec 2006 | 9:55 AM ET

    There will be plenty of news for investors to digest with several Dow heavyweights, including General Electric, Procter & Gamble, and Hewlett-Packard, all hosting analyst meetings this week.

  • Decker Faces Big Challenges with New Role Wednesday, 6 Dec 2006 | 5:10 PM ET

    Susan Decker joined Yahoo! six years ago as chief financial officer just as the tech bubble was about to burst. As she assumes a new role the company, Yahoo! faces a host of new challenges as it struggles to revive its revenue growth and compete against Google .

  • After being out of vogue for years, department stores are making a big comeback this holiday season.

  • Stocks closed mostly lower amid higher oil prices and a surprising decline in Midwest business activity.

  • Mixed Bag For November Sales Thursday, 30 Nov 2006 | 12:16 PM ET

    November sales got off to a weak start because of unuseasonably warm weather, but some retailers overcame those early losses with big discounts and extended sales leading up to Black Friday.

  • Retailers reported mixed November same-store sales, with nearly half  falling short of forecasts.