US stock futures rise

STEVE ROTHWELL AP Markets Writer Published:

NEW YORK (AP) -- U.S. stock futures rose, pushing the Standard & Poor's 500 index toward its third straight week of gains. Travel booking company Priceline.com climbed after reporting strong earnings.

KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average futures were up 18 points to 16,118 as of 8:54 a.m. Eastern time. The Standard & Poor's 500 index futures rose five points to 1,838 and the Nasdaq futures rose four points to 3,675.

ONLINE TRAVEL: Priceline.com climbed $33.75, or 2.6 percent, to $1,316.70 after the online travel company reported earnings that exceeded expectations of Wall Street analysts.

THE PC IS NOT DEAD (YET): Hewlett-Packard rose 32 cents, or 1.1 percent, to $30.51 after the company reported first-quarter earnings and revenue late Thursday that topped Wall Street's forecasts. The results were boosted by the surprising strength of personal computer sales to businesses.

TREASURYS AND COMMODITIES: The yield on the 10-year Treasury note climbed to 2.77 percent from 2.75 percent Thursday. The price of oil fell 36 cents, or 0.4 percent, to $102.40 a barrel. Gold rose $6, or 0.5 percent, to $1,322.60.