VeriFone Holdings Inc.'s efforts to drive payment card acceptance in taxis and at the gas pump are boosting its earnings.

The terminal company reported Monday that it swung to a profit of $3.7 million in its fourth fiscal quarter, from a $366.6 million loss a year earlier. It narrowed its loss for the full year, which ended Oct. 31, by 67.6%, to $137.8 million.

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