As its sales recorded a slight increase, R.G. Barry Corporation narrowed its losses from $4.1 million down to $1.7 million in the 4th quarter ended June 30, as compared to the same period in the prior financial year. Net sales for the quarter were up to $14.1 million as compared to $14 million for the same period in 2006. The American shoe company, which specializes in slippers, has changed the schedule of its fiscal year, but on a comparable basis the last one recorded an overall sales increase of 7.9 percent, reaching $105.3 million. Net earnings grew to $25.1 million from $8.01 million, helped by a one-time net tax benefit of $13.7 million. The company forecasts a sales increase of between 4 and 8 percent for the current financial year.