A recent trip to Costco cost NPR's Uri Berliner $303.53. The haul included razor blades, cans of soup and tuna fish, laundry detergent, heartburn relief medicine and dog treats. As an investment, it will pay off if he uses what he bought — and if the price tag for the same items is higher if he returns in a year. Mary-Elizabeth Berliner hide caption

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How A Trip To Costco Can Work As An Investment Strategy
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Instead Of Snoozing In Savings, Let's Put $5,000 To Work
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Comcast To Buy Rest of NBCUniversal From GE
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A lone employee oversees Hewlett-Packard workstations being assembled at a plant on Jan. 1, 1993. Huge improvements in computer technology propelled the economy during that decade. Ovak Arslanian/Time hide caption

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Back To The Economy Of The '90s? Not So Fast
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Ohio Family Of Five Gets By On Modest Income
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Why Are Oil Prices Sinking So Quickly?
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