ISSAQUAH, Wash. -- Costco Wholesale Corp. here said sales and earnings increased for the year and fourth quarter ending Sept. 3. ek fourth quarter. Sales for the year increased 17.2% to $31.6 billion and net income jumped 58.9% to $631.4 million. Sales for the quarter were up 20.3% to $10.4 billion and net income climbed 30.7% to $200.2 million. The company said comparable warehouse sales, on a 53-week basis, rose 11% for the year and 9% for the quarter. Net income for fiscal 1999 was ...
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