Costco Wholesale Corp. (NASDAQ: COST) is scheduled to report its fiscal third-quarter financial results Wednesday after the markets close. Thomson Reuters has consensus estimates of $1.16 in earnings per share (EPS) on $26.63 billion in revenue. In the same period of the previous year, the retailer reported EPS of $1.07 and revenue of $25.79 billion.
The discount giant reported that April same-store sales, including gasoline sales and foreign exchange effects, rose 2% in the United States and fell 4% internationally. Overall, same-store sales were flat in the month. Excluding gasoline and currency exchanges, U.S. sales rose 7% and international sales rose 9%. On the same basis worldwide, sales in the quarter rose 7%. Net sales for the month totaled $8.75 billion, up 2% year-over-year. Retail Metrics had projected a same-store sales increase of 0.4% (5.1% excluding gasoline sales and foreign exchange effects).
In late April, Costco’s board of directors
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This essayiest Neumayr, who writes about religious and moral issues for AMSPEC, caught my attention today.
He said: To paraphrase Yeats, the conservatives lack all conviction while the liberals are full of passionate intensity.
That describes the problem.
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May 27, 2015
The Last Refuge: by
One of the more frustrating aspects to the Waco “Twin Peaks” biker shooting story is the lack of photographic references to aid in a full understanding of the proximity of all the characters, suspects and witnesses involved.
However, after reviewing hundreds of media articles showing bits and pieces of the event we finally have some optical references for a story as it is told.
But before going to that aspect another controversial point should be expressed.
No-one here is saying the police, in totality, did anything wrong. Conversely, it would be unfair to think EVERYONE, who were rounded up as 170 ‘conspiracy suspects’ and who were detained in the aftermath, is guilty of murder.
There are many concerning aspects which need sunlight regarding the immediate police response to whatever caused the spark of violence. Similarly, there are concerning aspects about the wholesale arrest of ‘bikers’, or unaffiliated motorcycle riders, purely due to…
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My T-Shirt reeks of mustard and pickles, guess what I had for supper? (By the way, “thank you for sharing that with us Mr. Smith”) You want to know what I had for supper or dinner (lunch) just sniff my shirt or look at what is on it. This post is #1,700 and we now stand at 1,309,975 visits to this page since April of 2008.
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If I am uncertain of my standing with God, my walk with God will reflect it.
The apostle John wrote: “And so we know and rely on the love God has for us” (I John 4:16).
Do you know and rely on God’s love for you?
If you battle uncertainty, allow the truths below to transform your understanding of the security of God’s love for you.
Like a defense attorney building a case for the unchangeable certainty of God love, the apostle raises a series of rhetorical questions, leaving no doubt that we are unalterably secure in God’s love — forever.
“What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up…
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