MOUNT LAUREL, N.J. (AP) -- The Campbell Soup Co., hurt lately by rising ingredient prices and a strong U.S. dollar but boosted by shoppers looking for cheap meals, is expecting a more stable economy -- and more conventional soup-selling challenges.

The Camden-based company reported Friday that its fourth-quarter net income fell 22 percent, but stronger soup sales helped its profit rise 11 percent excluding one-time items.

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