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Jim Yong Kim, President Barack Obama's nominee to be the next World Bank President, stands in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Friday, March 23, 2012. Kim is currently the president of Dartmouth College. (AP Photo/ Haraz N. Ghanbari)

World Bank chief Kim acknowledges staff dissent over changes

- The Washington Times

The World Bank’s president acknowledged for the first time publicly on Friday internal clashes at the international lending institution, where hundreds of rank-and-file economists and staffers have walked off the jobs in recent weeks to protest what they say is management secrecy over budgets cuts and a massive structural reorganization.

In this May 14, 2012 file photo, shoppers walk into Sears in Peabody, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

Sears refutes store-closing report

- Associated Press

Sears Holdings Corp. discredited a report Thursday that says it will be shuttering 116 Sears and Kmart stores, resulting in the layoffs of more than 6,000 workers.

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Tax dollars wasted on humanities projects, critics charge

- The Washington Times

It takes a lot of taxpayer dollars to subsidize a culture. American taxpayers are spending tens of millions of dollars this year funding National Endowment for the Humanities grants that, among other things, finance research projects that look into the lives of pets during Victorian England, consider the history of black Americans in golf and study the culture of tea consumption in India.

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Cattle in Weld benefit from healthier pastures

- Associated Press

Budding plant growth across northeastern Colorado's Pawnee National Grassland serves as visual evidence of recovery and relief brought by greater rainfall this year.

Iowa City couple opens up garden to public

- Associated Press

Surrounded by vegetable plants, herbs, flowers and glittering rocks, 4-year-old Jessica Kardos knelt and lifted a seashell to her ear.

Leaders: Shale oil, gas fuel Mon Valley rebirth

- Associated Press

Lue Ann Pawlick never envisioned companies connected with oil and gas beating a path to Alta Vista Business Park when it broke ground in tiny Fallowfield, Washington County, in 2001.

Farmers, haulers cited under new manure rules

- Associated Press

The Indiana state chemist's office has been busy investigating complaints about piles of chicken and turkey manure since the adoption of a new manure-staging rule took full effect in 2013.

Boise tech mentor shows others the way

- Associated Press

Faisal Shah's recent meeting with four of his newest business partners was different in a few ways from the thousands of other business sit-downs he's shared over the years.

OR RELEASE SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2014, AT 12:01 A.M. CDT.- Jared Strand checks on one of the Icelandic sheep he and his wife Lydia raise on a farm east of Little Falls, Minn., Saturday, Oct. 11. The sheep are sheared twice a year. (AP Photo/The St. Cloud Times, Dave Schwarz)

Little Falls couple turns farm vision into reality

- Associated Press

There are farms all over Central Minnesota, but perhaps none operated by as unlikely farmers as a stretch of acreage east of Little Falls on Minnesota Highway 27.

Internet marketplace increases food product sales

- Associated Press

Routt County's newest farm-to-table marketplace is no bigger than the refrigerator in your home, but the Community Agriculture Alliance Marketplace on the Internet is taking hold as a streamlined way for local food producers to connect with and grow a customer base along with the produce in their gardens.

Shipping company pleads guilty in molasses spill

- Associated Press

A shipping company pleaded guilty Friday to criminal charges from a 233,000-gallon molasses spill in Honolulu Harbor, but a federal judge said he wants to examine the legality of $600,000 in community service payments the company has agreed to pay.

Judge halts New Jersey's sports betting plan

- Associated Press

A federal judge on Friday granted a request from the four major U.S. professional sports leagues and the NCAA to temporarily stop New Jersey from allowing legalized sports betting.

In this Oct. 8, 2014 photo, casino workers union members sit down on the Atlantic City Expressway in Atlantic City N.J. and block traffiic to protest givebacks demanded and later won by the Trump Taj Mahal casino in its efforts to avoid closing down. On Oct. 22, 2014, the company backed off its threat to close the Taj Mahal on Nov. 13, saying it still may close by the end of the year, but will remain open throughout the month of November.  (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

Union picket lines go up at Taj Mahal casino

- Associated Press

The battle over the future of the Trump Taj Mahal entered what could be its final phase on Friday as union picket lines went up outside the struggling casino, which even its would-be savior says is likely to close.

Nixed grant would have sent 5,700 to preschool

Associated Press

The federal grant application that Republican Gov. Mike Pence decided not to submit would have helped send 5,700 more Indiana children to preschool programs, documents show.

Nevada puts stop to ridesharing Uber for now

- Associated Press

It didn't take long for Uber to come to a screeching halt in Nevada. District Court Judge James Russell in Carson City has blocked Uber from offering any rides in the state through at least Nov. 7. A hearing is set for Nov. 6.