Costco said membership fees rose by 11.8% to $531 million.

However, revenue still fell short of analysts' predictions. Costco reported revenue that rose nearly 8% to $24.08 billion, short of Wall Street estimates of $24.21 billion. Revenue from stores open at least a year climbed 5%.


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-- Written by Brittany Umar.
Brittany joined TheStreet.com TV in November 2006 after completing a degree in Journalism and Media Studies at Rutgers College. Previously, Brittany interned at the local ABC affiliate in New York City WABC-TV 7 where she helped research and produce On Your Side, a popular consumer advocacy segment.

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