Husqvarna reports Q4 loss

STOCKHOLM, Sweden — Outdoor power equipment maker Husqvarna reported an operating loss of 230 million Swedish crowns ($34.3 million) in its fourth quarter. narrowing its loss from the same period a year ago, thanks mainly to improved sales in North America. For the year, net sales increased to 32.84 billion ($4.9 billion), an increase of 6% adjusted for exchange rate effects.