ISSAQUAH, Wash. -- Costco Cos. here said net sales for the second quarter ended Feb. 16 increased 12% to $5.15 billion from $4.61 billion a year ago. rter increased 36% to $97.4 million from $71.4 million. Earnings per share increased 31%, to 46 cents from 35 cents per share a year ago. Sales for the 24-week first half of fiscal 1997 increased 12% to $9.93 billion from $8.90 billion during the same period in 1996. Net income for the first half was $129.3 million, or 62 cents per share. ...

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