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UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 19, 2017, 11:06 p.m.

Costco agrees to pay $11.75 million over federal allegations that it improperly filled prescriptions

As part of a federal investigation that started in Spokane, Costco Wholesale has agreed to pay $11.75 million in civil fines to settle federal allegations that it improperly filled prescriptions …


Costco store traffic rebounds even as food deflation takes toll

Costco Wholesale Corp. attracted more shoppers last quarter, easing concerns of analysts and investors, even as food deflation and industrywide discounting squeezed sales at the largest U.S. warehouse chain.


Shopping at Costco? Remember to switch your cards

If you’re shopping at Costco, check your wallet – on Monday Costco stopped accepting members’ American Express cards.


Frozen food recall covers hundreds of items from many stores

Amid a massive frozen foods recall involving millions of packages of fruits and vegetables that were shipped to all 50 U.S. states, Canada and Mexico, authorities who want to stem …


Spokane County officials optimistic on Costco move, despite toxic chemicals near proposed site

Recent tests have shown high concentrations of the toxic chemicals cyanide and flouride in groundwater near the proposed site of a new Costco wholesaler in Mead. But Spokane County officials …


Costco is expected to raise membership fees

Costco shoppers may be in for a membership fee hike next year. Analysts said they expected Costco Wholesale Corp. to set the basic Gold Star Membership fee at $60, up …


Costco shoppers: What you should know before new member credit cards arrive

The days of the American Express Costco credit card are coming to an end. American Express said last year its exclusive partnership with Costco would end in 2016. Costco is …


Amazon is America’s most-loved company, annual ranking shows

Amazon.com has reclaimed the top spot as America’s most-loved company in an annual ranking of some of the country’s largest companies.


Costco eyes move north out of Spokane city limits

Issaquah wholesale retailer Costco is eyeing a move north on Highway 2 that has the potential to take at least $1 million of annual sales tax revenue from the city …


Washington residents among 19 people ill from E. coli outbreak tied to Costco

SEATTLE (AP) – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says 19 people in seven states have contracted E. coli in an outbreak linked to Costco chicken salad. The strain …


Fresh sheet: Cherry Splat today at Millwood Farmers Market

The Cherry Splat is a free children’s activity at today’s Millwood Farmers Market. There are prizes for kids who can hit the bullseye using a slingshot and cherries. Children can …


Jewelry stolen overnight from north Spokane Costco

Spokane police say someone entered the Costco in the 7600 block of N. Division Street sometime during the night Tuesday and stole a “significant amount” of jewelry from a display …


Costco supports increasing minimum wage

NEW YORK – For many businesses, opposing minimum-wage increases is a no-brainer: Raising the minimum wage increases their expenses. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce steadfastly opposes the proposal, as do …


Idaho stores swimming in sales since Wash. privatized liquor

In the first seven months of Washington’s privatized liquor system, the big winner may be Idaho. Business from Washington already was brisk in Idaho stores before Washington voters’ decision, with …


Liquor board rules challenged in court

Supporters of an initiative that privatized liquor sales in Washington now say state regulators are violating the law by arbitrarily restricting wholesale distribution and pricing of wine and spirits. A …


Clark: Buying booze at Costco doesn’t live up to buzz

Last Saturday found me at the East Sprague Costco along with 99.97452 percent of the residents of Spokane County. I was one of the lucky ones, though. I found this …


Some costs may rise when private retailers sell booze

If Washington voters thought that letting private retailers take over liquor sales would make life simpler, they might have been wrong. Come Friday, prices for thousands of different libations will …


Stores beefing up security for liquor

Many grocery stores getting ready to sell liquor starting June 1 are spending thousands of dollars to prevent theft and secure their new inventory from walking out the door. Rosauers …


Liquor board issues 8 distributor licenses in area; Costco hasn’t applied

OLYMPIA – For two years, Washington’s beer and wine distributors fought Costco-backed initiatives to get the state out of the liquor business. They won in 2010 but lost in 2011. …


It won’t be hard to find hard liquor

It’s not exactly a gold rush. More like a mad dash to not be left behind when liquor sales go private in June. On June 1, the state’s roughly 330 …


Liquor superstores scope out Washington sites

An East Coast company calling itself a “wine superstore” has announced plans to open two stores in the Spokane area. Representatives of the company, Total Wine, said those plans are …


Nordstrom, Costco beat retail estimates

Oh what a difference a weekend can make.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 8, 2011, 9 p.m.

Liquor initiative passes with widespread support

Washington voters have approved a plan to privatize liquor sales, siding with Costco in the costliest initiative campaign in state history.


Record donation from Costco

OLYMPIA – In an effort to get voters to end the state’s liquor monopoly, Costco this week made the single-largest political contribution in history – nearly $9 million – to …


Costco gives nearly $10 million for liquor initiative

Costco has given nearly $10 million to support an initiative campaign that would privatize Washington’s liquor distribution and sales.


Cash rolls in for, against liquor sales initiative

OLYMPIA – This year’s ballot measure to get state government out of the liquor business is shaping up to be another multimillion-dollar fight that will pit one of Washington’s largest …


Liquor, tolls, care staff initiatives likely qualify for November ballot

OLYMPIA – Washington voters will likely face proposals on tolls, liquor and home health care workers on the November ballot. But not on chickens or marijuana.


Time to sign up or shut up as initiative deadline nears

OLYMPIA – As Washington residents hit the parks, the malls and the supermarkets this holiday weekend, they may get a chance to take part in one bit of democracy central …


Initiative support tepid in poll

Washington voters may be experiencing initiative overload this year with a near-record number of ballot measures. They can stage a “tax revolt” by lifting new taxes imposed by the Legislature …


Garbanzos going green at Costco stores

We all know garbanzo beans. The dried, blond beans, aka chickpeas, are fantastic in hummus and other Mediterranean dishes. Right? Starting tomorrow, Costco shoppers will get a chance to try …