ISSAQUAH, Wash. -- Costco Wholesale Corp. here said last week food and sundries are helping keep sales up at a time consumers are holding back at other warehouse clubs. chief financial officer, said during a conference call reviewing Costco's financial results for the second quarter and first half ended Feb. 18. Sales increased 7.4% to $8.3 billion for the 12-week quarter and 8.5% to $15.7 billion for the half, while net income fell 2.8% to $176.6 million for the quarter and 1.6% to $306.1 ...

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