**Hold For Chris Hatch**A shopper leaves a Costco store Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011, in, Portland, Ore. Costco Wholesale Corp. said Thursday, Dec. 8, its fiscal first-quarter profit rose 2.6 percent ... more 
**Hold For Chris Hatch**A shopper leaves a Costco store Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011, in, Portland, Ore. Costco Wholesale Corp. said Thursday, Dec. 8, its fiscal first-quarter profit rose 2.6 percent percent as shoppers spent more on gasoline and the company benefited from currency exchange rates. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Rick Bowmer
Thu, Dec 8, 2011 6:28 AM EST