Among the earnings stories for Monday, March 1, from AP Financial News:

PLAINSBORO, N.J. (AP) ¿ Medical device maker Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corp. said its fourth-quarter profit fell 31 percent as higher costs and taxes outweighed a revenue boost.

DENVER (AP) ¿ Fertilizer maker Intrepid Potash Inc. said its fourth-quarter profit plunged, mostly on lower prices.

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) ¿ Grocery store operator Publix Super Markets Inc.'s profit rose 14.1 percent in the fourth quarter, the company said.

BALA CYNWYD, Pa. (AP) ¿ Central European Distribution Corp., a beer and spirits importer and distributor, reported a loss for its fiscal fourth quarter, though its adjusted profit beat analyst expectations.

WASHINGTON (AP) ¿ Titanium Metals Corp. said that its fourth-quarter profit fell sharply compared to a year ago due to production delays in the commercial aerospace industry and the weak economy.

MT. LAUREL, N.J. (AP) ¿ Mortgage company PHH Corp. reported that it returned to a profit in the fourth-quarter as the company cut costs and the volume of its loans grew.
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