Among the earnings stories for Monday, March 16, from AP Financial News: NEW YORK (AP) ¿ Shares of children's entertainment licensing company 4Kids Entertainment Inc. dropped Monday after the company reported a wider loss in its fourth quarter due to lower licensing revenue and a drop in trading card sales. NEW YORK (AP) ¿ Shares of AgFeed Industries Inc. soared Monday, after China-based animal feed maker and pork producer said its full-year profit more than doubled thanks to a steep increase in its hog production capacity. UNDATED (AP) ¿ Charter Communications Inc., the nation's fourth-largest cable operator, said Monday its loss for the fourth quarter widened from a year ago and one of its subsidiaries, CCH II LLC, will not make a debt interest payment in light of a pending bankruptcy filing. COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) ¿ Century Casinos Inc. said Monday that it lost $651,000 in the fourth quarter due to the consumer spending pullback and the stronger dollar. HOUSTON (AP) ¿ National restaurant, hotel and casino company Landry's Restaurants Inc. said Monday it swung to a profit in the fourth quarter, boosted by a gain from insurance proceeds.
NEW YORK (AP) ¿ Alternative asset manager Fortress Investment Group LLC said Monday that its losses widened in the fourth quarter, reflecting turmoil in the financial markets, although the firm slashed expenses and cut its work force. HOUSTON (AP) ¿ Specialty wire and cable distributor Houston Wire & Cable Co. on Monday said its fourth-quarter profit fell by more than half, as sales declined 16 percent on weaker demand, reflecting the economic downturn, and because of a drop in the price of copper, a key component in its products. SAN DIEGO (AP) ¿ Drug developer Cypress Bioscience Inc. said Monday it swung to a loss in the second quarter, as revenue from collaborations fell and costs increased.