Costco Raises Membership Fees

first_img You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Please enter your comment! First rate hike since 2011Effective June 1st of this year, your Costco membership will increase, reports CNBC.com. Individual and business Gold Star Memberships will increase to $60 a year, a $5 increase and Executive Memberships will cost $120 a year, a $10 increase. Costco generates 75% of its operating income from membership fees, reports UBS.The company made the announcement on Thursday when it released its latest earnings, which disappointed Wall Street. Sales and profits were lower than expected. Revenue in the quarter ended Feb. 12, was $29.13 billion, below Wall Street forecasts for $29.86 billion.It’s not all bad news. Costco is also raising its maximum annual 2% reward to $1,000 from $750 for those who have Executive Memberships, according to marketwatch.com.UBS reports that Costco credit card customers would need to spend just $500 in a year to break even on a $5 membership fee hike.This is the first time Costco has increased its membership since 2011.Retail experts don’t expect the increase in membership costs to cause a drop in membership, due to the deals many people can get on everyday necessities, like baby items (diapers, wipes, formula) prescriptions, household goods, gas and more.The nearest Costco for Apopka shoppers is at 741 Orange Avenue in Altamonte Springs near state roads 434 and 436. Please enter your name here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSCostco Previous articleGoogle to Launch Live TV Streaming Service with YouTube TVNext articleWekiva’s state title hopes end in finals Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replylast_img read more

James Haskell at Stade Francais in Paris

first_imgWednesday Sep 2, 2009 James Haskell at Stade Francais in Paris This season the Top 14 in France has had another influx of foreign players thanks to lucrative offers, good rugby, and a change of scenery. James Haskell has gone across for a slightly different reason – to regain his position in the English team. Haskell travelled across the Channel to Stade Francais, leaving his beloved London Wasps and a life in the Guinness Premiership in the hope if finding form with the Paris side. While many feel that leaving your country is a step backwards, Haskell is adamant that this is precisely what he needs to pick up his performances and impress the England management once again following him not being selected for England, the Saxons, or the British & Irish Lions. I set out the reasons I wanted to go and all of them were based on getting back in the England squad and holding down that shirt, he said. There are no excuses not to be involved apart from being down on my performances. In this nice clip, we see the 24 year old loose forward talking about his new ambitions, as well as going through the famous Stade Francais jerseys that continue to fascinate fans around the world. They’ve turned their club into a marketing machine, with the calender and predominantly hot pink merchandise helping to sell millions each season. Look out for Haskell baring his chest soon. Time: 06:52 Credit: Thanks for Sky Sports for the original footage ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Player Features Related Articles 28 WEEKS AGO New Zealand rugby pod admit Owen Farrell… 29 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Bath prop launches Amazon documentary… 30 WEEKS AGO The highs and lows of Yoann Huget after he… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueey30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Ethanol Fuel’s High Octane and Clean Characteristics Key to Future Use

first_imgHome Energy Ethanol Fuel’s High Octane and Clean Characteristics Key to Future Use SHARE “We also met with EPA officials while in Detroit. It is clear that NCGA can and probably should step up communications and education with EPA and other governmental agencies to assure they have the best technical information available related to ethanol’s potential,” Sandborn said. SHARE By Gary Truitt – Feb 11, 2014 The National Corn Growers Association’s Ethanol Committee met last week in Detroit, Michigan to discuss everything from the latest research on ethanol use in small engines to growing opportunities for distiller’s grains. While there, the group also met with representatives of Ford, Chrysler, General Motors and the Environmental Protection Agency. “Meeting in Detroit provided us with a great opportunity to talk with the Big Three auto manufacturers,” said NCGA Ethanol Committee Chair Jeff Sandborn. “They confirmed ethanol has a lot to offer because it provides non-toxic, economical octane, but we face significant challenges particularly in the policy arena.” Sandborn, a grower from Portland, Mich., noted ethanol provides the performance characteristics auto-makers want and does so more economically than any other source. However, they are also looking for direction from the Environmental Protection Agency on specific future standards so they know what engines to design and what ethanol blends might work best.center_img Ethanol Fuel’s High Octane and Clean Characteristics Key to Future Use Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Participants included Jeff Sandborn, of Michigan; Mike Nichols, of Indiana; Lynn Crisp of Nebraska; Aron Carlson of Illinois; Jerry Demmer of Minnesota; Dennis Gengenbach of Nebraska; Paul Jeschke of Illinois; Dennis McNinch of Kansas; Jerry Mohr of Iowa; Mark Recker of Iowa; Jay Schutte of Missouri; Kim Swenson of North Dakota and state staff Bradley Schad of Missouri and Dave Loos of Illinois.  NCGA staff on hand to serve the committee Dr. Pam Keck,  director of biofuels; Beth Elliott, director of public policy Melanie Gibson, administrative assistant; and Mark Lambert, senior communications manager. Previous articlePlenty of Uncertainty AheadNext articleSouthern Indiana Farmer to be Honored at Classic for 374 Bushel Corn Gary Truittlast_img read more