ISSAQUAH, Wash. — Only months after starting a pilot program to accept food stamps at select locations, Costco Wholesale here will expand the program to at least half of its 410 stores by Thanksgiving, published reports said Wednesday. Costco in May said it would begin accepting food stamps at two New York City locations after coming under pressure from local lawmakers. On Wednesday the Seattle Times newspaper quoted Jim Sinegal, chief executive officer, saying that demand for the program ...

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