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The retail giant Costco Wholesale reports fiscal fourth-quarter earnings Thursday after the close of trading. If history is any guide, the stock price will fall.
That is what always seems to happen when Costco reports quarterly numbers, but there are added risks this time. Investors will be worrying about higher pay for workers and slowing earnings growth.