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Costco begins selling alcohol

Costco Wholesale in West Springfield is now selling beer, wine and liquor.   Costco bought a liquor license for $750,000 in December.   The store in the Riverdale Shops starting selling alcohol on Friday.  Costco is now a direct competitor to Big Y owned Table and Vine.  Full story

Michael Kors sues Costco over ads

Michael Kors is suing Costco saying that it illegally used pictures of its luxury bags in its ads in order to lure in customers without being authorized to sell the designer's wares. Full story

Discount store revenue comparisons for June

Summary of revenue at stores open at least a year in June for discount chains, with percentage increase or decrease over the same month last year. Full story

U.S. retailers' sales rise, some shoppers are cautious

(Reuters) - U.S. retailers' June sales suggest overall consumer spending is improving, even though lower-end shoppers are holding back on nonessential purchases. Full story

The Most Stable, Consistent, and Ever-Growing Investment

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Exclusive - Wal-Mart's everyday hiring strategy: Add more temps

(Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc has in recent months been only hiring temporary workers at many of its U.S. stores, the first time the world's largest retailer has done so outside of the holiday shopping season. Full story

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  Everyday low prices fuel everyday low wages

The momentum for change at mega chain Wal-Mart is building once again. Mayor of Allentown, Pennsylvania Ed Pawlowski joins Melissa Harris-Perry’s panel to talk about Wal-Mart workers who continue to protest against the company's labor practices and wages.

  Retail's Holiday Winners

There is one week left to wrap up your holiday shopping. From Abercrombie & Fitch to Costco, Roxanne Meyer, UBS retail analyst, and Joe Feldman, Telsey Advisory Group, discuss which retailer is set to see top sales this season.

  Costco workers hit the jackpot

Pair split winning $50 million ticket. NECN's Alysha Palumbo reports.

  Time to Bet Big on Big Box Stores?

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Costco warehouse shopping isle shown in California

The warehouse style of shopping is shown inside a Costco store in Carlsbad, California February 28, 2012. Costco will report earnings this week. REUTERS/ Mike Blake

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File photo of shoppers waiting to pay in Costco in Fairfax

Shoppers wait to pay in Costco in Fairfax, Virginia in this January 7, 2010 file photo. Costco Wholesale Corp reported third-quarter profit just above analysts' estimates, as its low prices for food and gasoline appealed to shoppers. REUTERS/Larry Downing/Files (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS)

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File photo of a sign outside a Costco Wholesale store in Los Angeles

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Shopping carts at Costco in Fairfax, Virginia

Shopping carts at Costco in Fairfax, Virginia, January 7, 2010. REUTERS/Larry Downing