Among the earnings stories for Wednesday, Aug. 12, from AP Financial News: NEW YORK (AP) ¿ Macy's Inc. posted a lower second-quarter profit as the department store chain's results were weighed down by costs for consolidations and efforts to tailor merchandise to local markets. PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) ¿ Sara Lee Corp. narrowed its loss in the fiscal fourth-quarter but gave a weak outlook for the year, sending shares of the food maker plunging. ISELIN, N.J. (AP) ¿ Maidenform Brands Inc. said second-quarter profit declined 7 percent as expenses rose when the intimate apparel company rolled out new brands. JIASHAN, China (AP) ¿ Chinese solar maker ReneSola Ltd. posted a second-quarter loss as revenue fell 52 percent from a year ago.
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