Among the earnings stories for Thursday, Feb. 21, from The Associated Press:
â¿¿ TreeHouse Foods Inc. reported fourth-quarter net income that beat market expectations as the food manufacturer's sales improved. The company also said the challenges of rising food costs and grocery-industry issues that weighed on it in 2012 appear to moderating.
â¿¿ Home shopping network operator HSN Inc. said its fourth-quarter profit jumped on an increase in revenue as consumers bought more of its goods.
â¿¿ Marriott Vacations Worldwide lost money in its fourth quarter, partly weighed down by lawsuit settlements and some charges.â¿¿ Coeur d'Alene Mines Corp. said fourth-quarter net income more than tripled, as it reduced debt and precious metals prices rose.