ISSAQUAH, Wash. -- Costco Wholesale Corp. here said last week sales and earnings rose for the second quarter and 24 weeks ended Feb. 13. creased 14%. Net income for the half rose 124.9% to $310.9 million, including an after-tax charge of $118 million in the prior year's first half reflecting the cumulative effect of a change in accounting for membership fees; excluding the charge, net income for the half was up 21.3%. Sales for the half rose 17% to $14.4 billion, while comparable warehouse ...

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