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A basket of baseballs sits on a practice field as Pittsburgh Pirates catchers take batting practice during a baseball spring training workout in Bradenton, Fla. on Feb. 22, 2015. (Associated Press)

Facebook to stream 25 MLB games in exclusive deal

UPDATED: Fri., March 9, 2018, 5:30 p.m.

Facebook is getting deeper into the professional sports streaming game, partnering with Major League Baseball to air 25 weekday afternoon games in an exclusive deal.

President Donald Trump, center, speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, March 8, 2018, before signing two proclamations, one on steel imports and one on aluminum imports. Standing with Trump are workers, left, Vice President Mike Pence, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross. (Susan Walsh / Associated Press)

U.S. trading partners, businesses say tariffs will backfire

UPDATED: Fri., March 9, 2018, 9:53 a.m.

The Trump administration’s decision to impose tariffs on aluminum and steel imports drew warnings Friday from businesses and U.S. trading partners that the measure could backfire, provoking a trade war without resolving the problems it’s intended to address.

Tully’s suspends store operations for lack of coffee

UPDATED: Fri., March 9, 2018, 9:53 a.m.

Tully’s Coffee is closing its retail stores temporarily because they lack the coffee to continue serving customers, according to a company memo sent to managers Thursday afternoon.
Sold signs are displayed in front of a new development in Woodcliff Lake, N.J., on Monday, Feb. 26, 2018. (Associated Press)

U.S. mortgage rates climb to 4-year high

Long-term U.S. mortgage rates climbed this week to their highest average in more than four years, ratcheting up affordability pressures at the start of the traditional spring home buying season.
Express Scripts prescription medication bottles. (Associated Press)

Cigna to spend about $52 billion for Express Scripts

The insurer Cigna will spend about $52 billion to acquire the nation’s biggest pharmacy benefit manager, Express Scripts, the latest in a string of proposed tie-ups as health care’s bill payers attempt to get a grip on rising costs.
A woman holds the new Galaxy S9 and S9 plus during the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2018 event on the eve of the Mobile World Congress wireless show in Barcelona, Spain, on Feb. 25, 2018. (Associated Press)

The Samsung S9 has a great camera – just like other phones

Samsung says its new Galaxy S9 phone features a “reimagined” camera, and it is indeed pretty darned good. But you might not want to shell out $720 or more for one just yet unless your current phone is already close to death.
The Hyundai logo on display at the Pittsburgh International Auto Show in Pittsburgh in Febuary 2016. (Associated Press)

Hyundai recalls Sonatas; air bags may not inflate in crash

The recall covers cars from the 2011 model year. Hyundai said a short circuit in the air bag control computer can stop the seat belts from tightening before a crash as well as prevent the air bags from deploying.
Lauren Hopkins adjusts a clothing display with store manager Bobbi Cypher, left, at the WSU Connections store in downtown Spokane on Wednesday, March 7, 2018. The WSU Connections stores in Everett and Spokane will close in May. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)

WSU to close downtown Spokane store

UPDATED: Fri., March 9, 2018, 9:50 a.m.

Washington State University will close its WSU Connections store in downtown Spokane by May 19, saying the decision was based on changes in how people shop.