Earnings roundup: Alcoa, Yum Brands

The Associated Press

Among the earnings stories for Tuesday, Oct. 9, from AP Business News:

_ Aluminum manufacturer Alcoa Inc. said that it lost $143 million in the third quarter due to hefty one-time charges but the results topped Wall Street estimates.

_ Yum Brands Inc., the owner of the Taco Bell, Pizza Hut and KFC chains, said that its third-quarter net income rose by 23 percent as its key China market posted stronger growth.

_ Healthcare Services Group Inc., which provides housekeeping and food services to hospitals and nursing homes, said that its net income rose 15 percent in the third quarter.