Among the earnings stories for Monday, Nov. 23, from AP Financial News:

MILWAUKEE (AP) ¿ Tyson Foods Inc. said it made strides in the meat business this year and predicts more improvement next year, but analysts worry the company's all-important chicken business is lagging others in the industry.

NEW YORK (AP) ¿ Perfume company Inter Parfums Inc. reported after the market closed that profit rose in the third quarter, helped by reduced expenses and a foreign currency gain.

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) ¿ Clothing retailer Citi Trends Inc. said a stronger back-to-school shopping season helped it post a third-quarter profit, compared with a year-ago loss.

MOUNT LAUREL, N.J. (AP) ¿ Price-conscious grocery shoppers are being choosy about what they buy to cook at home, even from the value-oriented Campbell Soup Co.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) ¿ Hewlett-Packard Co.'s profit jumped 14 percent in the latest quarter, helped by cost-cutting and better results from its technology services division.

HOUSTON (AP) ¿ Oil services company BJ Services Co. said it posted a fiscal fourth-quarter loss as drilling plunged.
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