FOR YOUR HOME
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Costco is not only the best place to
shop for your primary residence, but
savvy members have discovered
creative ways to furnish, decorate,
accessorize and otherwise outfit
every room (and outdoors, too!) of
their homes away from home.
32 “Sensible” decorating
35 Buyer’s Pick: Gathering table
19 Automated hiring INSIDE COSTCO
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Bonus Dialogue pages
More letters from readers.
Ethics in business
Steering a company by a moral compass
(from the archives).
New Listening Library titles; a load of awards;
book signings; and a book giveaway.
David Spindel gives special treatment to
sports memorabilia and celebrities.
Buying Smart supplement
PBS chef Steven Raichlen shares 12
pages of recipes and tips from his
popular cookbooks, How To Grill and
The Barbecue! Bible.
Cash card is a practical gift altern ative
for students, grads—or yourself.
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By Ginnie Roeglin and
David W. Fuller
Letters from our readers
11 Fresh Views
Brain food for the entrepreneur
13 Financial Connection
By Suze Orman
15 Consumer Connection
By David Horowitz
Should illlegal immigrants be
37 Creative Cooking
Penne for your thoughts?
41 Book previews
Suspense leads summer reads
64 Member Connection
Odds and ends from Costco members
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