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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Oracle’s earnings rose 18 percent despite meager revenue growth during its latest quarter.

The business software maker says it made $2.5 billion, or 49 cents per share, during the three months ending in February. That compares with net income of $2.1 billion, or 41 cents per share, at the same time last year.

If not for acquisition expenses and other costs, Oracle says it would have earned 62 cents per share. That figure exceeded the average estimate of 56 cents per share among analysts surveyed by FactSet.

Revenue increased just 3 percent to $9 billion. That total mirrored analyst forecasts.

Oracle Corp. needed to deliver a solid performance in its fiscal third quarter after stumbling in its previous quarter, which ended in November.

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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Just over year before her untimely death on Friday, the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg appeared as a guest lecturer for the Clinton School of Public Service in Little Rock, AR with National Public Radio correspondent Nina Totenberg. The crowd that signed up to see "Notorious RBG" live was so large that the event had to be moved to a major sports arena – and they weren't disappointed by the wide-ranging, hour-long interview.

Witty, charming, brilliant, principled, Ginsburg represented the very best of American liberalism and modern feminism. Listen to her and you'll feel even more deeply what former President Bill Clinton says in his poignant introduction: "Only one of us in this room appointed her…but all of us hope that she will stay on that court forever."