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Can you spot what's new on Samsung's Galaxy S9? Zoom in on its camera

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. If a new phone debuts and no one can spot what’s different, does it matter? Samsung unveiled its new flagship Galaxy S9 phone Sunday, and I got to take a first look in advance. At one point, I set the S9 side by side with last year’s Galaxy S8 ... and then couldn’t...


Business

'Black Panther' stays strong with $108M in second weekend

Film Box Office

NEW YORK (AP) — “Black Panther” has scored one of the best second weekends ever with an estimated $108 million in ticket sales. Studio estimates Sunday say “Black Panther” is still performing as one of the top blockbusters of all time. This weekend’s result makes Ryan Coogler’s Marvel sensation...


State

Redistricting emerges as key ballot, legislative priority

Redrawing America Ballot Battle

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Responding to complaints about partisan gerrymandering, a significant number of states this year are considering changing the criteria used to draw congressional and state legislative districts or shifting the task from elected officials to citizen commissions. The...


Government

Dems release Russia probe memo defending FBI surveillance

Trump-Russia Probe-Democratic Memo

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two weeks after President Donald Trump blocked its full release, the House Intelligence Committee published a partially blacked-out version of a classified Democratic memo aiming to counter a GOP narrative that the FBI and Justice Department conspired against Trump as they...


State

2018 state ballots could seek revised redistricting criteria

A look at proposed redistricting initiatives that have been approved to appear on statewide ballots this year or for which supporters have collected signatures in an attempt to qualify them. Other proposals are earlier in the initiative process. OHIO Issue: Proposed constitutional amendment on May...


Business

Microsoft fights US in high court to protect global business

Supreme Court Microsoft Searches

WASHINGTON (AP) — Microsoft has an eye on its international customers as it confronts the Trump administration in a Supreme Court fight about turning over emails to investigators. The justices will hear arguments Tuesday over whether the company, as part of an international drug trafficking...


Business

Trade in your luxury watch like a BMW: It's a booming business

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. Luxury watch seller Danny Govberg is very busy these days with his Philadelphia-based company, even when he’s selling fewer new timepieces than he used to. That’s because his 102-year-old emporium, Govberg Jewelers, is seeing an explosion in the secondhand market, where the...


Government

London business women take on old-boy clubs

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. “There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help each other,” Madeleine Albright told a fired-up Hillary Clinton rally in 2016. The damnation threat that America’s first female secretary of state issued in support of its third didn’t sway enough voters to stop another...


Business

Fat is back and premium butter makers are taking the cream

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. Consumers aren’t just eating more butter, they are willing to pay more for it, a boon that’s giving outsize gains to makers of premium brands. Global retail butter sales will expand 2.9 percent to $19.4 billion in 2018, outpacing the 1.9 percent growth in sales volumes,...


Business

The car of the future will sell your data

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. Picture this: You’re driving home from work, contemplating what to make for dinner, and as you idle at a red light near your neighborhood pizzeria, an ad offering $5 off a pepperoni pie pops up on your dashboard screen. Are you annoyed that your car’s trying to sell you...


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