• This Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, file photo, shows a Wall Street sign adjacent to the New York Stock Exchange. U.S. stocks are continuing to climb early Wednesday, May 25, 2016, and energy companies are leading the way as the price of oil continues to climb. A deal between Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Computer Sciences is sending both companies higher. European stocks are rising after a deal to get Greece more rescue loans. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

    US stocks climb for the second day as oil prices rise

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks climbed Wednesday as investors continued to recover some confidence in the health of the global economy. That sent oil prices higher and gave energy companies a boost, while materials companies also climbed higher.

  • Microsoft’s 3Q earnings grow 31 pct; stock falls

    In this Jan. 5, 2011 file photo, Microsoft chief executive officer Steve Ballmer gives his Keynote speech for the Consumer Electronics Show, in Las Vegas. Microsoft reports quarterly earnings Thursday, April 28, 2011, after the market close.(AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, file)

    Microsoft Corp.’s latest quarterly earnings rose 31 percent even as sales of its Windows operating system sagged.