Satya Nadella, chief executive officer of Microsoft Corp., speaks during the Microsoft Developers Build Conference in Seattle, Washington, U.S., on Monday, May 7, 2018. The Build conference, marking its second consecutive year in Seattle, is expected to put emphasis on the company’s cloud technologies and the artificial intelligence features within those services.
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Microsoft — Microsoft shares rose 2.4% in midday trading after the software giant confirmed that it will build more than 120,000 custom HoloLens augmented reality headsets for the U.S. Army. The contract will be worth $21.9…