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New Samsung phone: Nicer camera, static design, higher price

NEW YORK — Samsung unveiled new smartphones with largely unchanged designs and incremental improvements such as a better camera — accompanied by a second annual price increase for many customers. 520 more words

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Federal firewall: budget plan is for long-term resilience, not stop-gaps

OTTAWA — With so much economic uncertainty radiating from the United States, the Trudeau government will table a federal budget Tuesday that aims to establish a firewall against all that volatility next door. 899 more words

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Tribes cut out of California pot market might grow their own

LOS ANGELES — American Indian tribes that say they have been cut out of California’s legal marijuana market have raised the possibility of going their own way by establishing pot businesses outside the state-regulated system that is less than two months old. 776 more words

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Arizona could face fines in lawsuit over prison health care

PHOENIX — A judge overseeing a class-action lawsuit over the quality of health care in Arizona’s prisons will hold hearings this week to determine whether to fine the state for falling short in improving care for inmates. 721 more words

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Studies are increasingly clear: Uber, Lyft congest cities

BOSTON — One promise of ride-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft was fewer cars clogging city streets. But studies suggest the opposite: that ride-hailing companies are pulling riders off buses, subways, bicycles and their own feet and putting them in cars instead. 883 more words

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Q&A: Comcast exec on the future of the cable bundle

NEW YORK — Faced with competition from the internet, Comcast has turned its X1 TV set-top box into something resembling a Roku or Apple TV streaming player, complete with app-like menus and a voice-activated remote. 459 more words

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Sweeping Georgia cybercrime bill would target 'snoopers'

ATLANTA — Lying about your weight on an online dating site? Checking out who won the Falcons game from your work computer? Using your computer hacking knowledge as an “ethical hacker?” Those actions may become illegal if a Georgia bill gets voted into law, civil liberty advocates say. 744 more words

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