Among the earnings stories for Wednesday, March 2, from The Associated Press:

â¿¿ Shares of McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurants Inc. plunged after the seafood restaurant operator reported a bigger fourth-quarter loss due to higher costs.

â¿¿ Accretive Health Inc., which helps hospital systems manage their revenue cycles, said Wednesday its fourth-quarter profit more than doubled on higher services revenue.

â¿¿ Joy Global Inc. said its fiscal first quarter net income jumped 34 percent on improved sales of mining equipment driven by higher production of coal and steel.

â¿¿ Aegerion Pharmaceuticals Inc. said Wednesday its fourth-quarter loss widened as research and development and other costs rose due to late-stage clinical testing for its top drug candidate.
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