What happens when a leading world government on the forefront of scientific discovery holds an election, and the newly elected officials and their retinue revoke access to scientific information and important data paid for and used by taxpayers, citizens, and the general public? And what happens when these new leaders then undercut funding that could be used to close gaps in scientific and public health data that clearly led to deaths and disease? We’re finding out. Lack of access to raw data from governmental sources curtails the independence of scientists to conduct research, formulate new hypotheses, and validate results, while preventing citizens from monitoring issues of civic and scientific interest and importance. Information is power, and those newly in power seem reluctant to share either. Click Read More below for more of the story.
Costco Wholesale Corporation (“Costco” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: COST) today reported net sales of $12.77 billion for the retail month of November, the four weeks ended December 2, 2018, an increase of 9.8 percent from $11.63 billion last year.
For the twelve-week first quarter ended November 25, 2018, the Company reported net sales of $34.31 billion, an increase of 10.3 percent from $31.12 billion during the similar period last year.
For the thirteen weeks ended December 2, 2018, the Company reported net sales of $37.57 billion, an increase of 10.2 percent from $34.09 billion during the similar period last year.