Costco Wholesale Corp., Issaquah, Wash., said Thursday weak holiday sales, combined with several “anomalies,” resulted in lower earnings for its fiscal second quarter and first half, which ended Feb. 16, while sales increased for both periods. CONNECT WITH SN ON TWITTER Follow @SN_News for updates throughout the day. John Heinbockel, managing director at Guggenheim Securities, New York, said Costco’s customer value proposition is as strong as ever “and the ...

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