Earnings roundup: Life Time, Briggs & Stratton

Among the earnings stories for Thursday, Oct. 18, from AP Business News:

_ Life Time Fitness Inc. said that its third-quarter profit rose 19 percent as more people joined its gyms and spent more money at them.

_ Engine maker Briggs & Stratton Corp. said its fiscal first-quarter loss widened, as drought conditions in much of the U.S. and tough economic conditions in Europe cut into its sales.