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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 staffer 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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Man who was part of cybercrime ring gets prison

Associated Press

A Massachusetts man has been sentenced to 21 months in prison for his part in an international cybercrime ring that targeted more than a dozen financial institutions and the U.S. military's payroll service.

Anthem: 2015 rates in health marketplace stay flat

- Associated Press

The only company that sold health insurance under the federal health care overhaul law in New Hampshire this year says its average customer will see no increase in premiums in 2015.

PennDOT picks partnership to replace 558 bridges

Associated Press

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation on Friday announced it will privatize 558 bridges, selecting a partnership's $899 million proposal to replace and maintain the spans.

Calista Corp. to issue new dividend next month

Associated Press

Calista Corp. plans to issue a first-ever investment fund dividend to shareholders next month, according to representatives of the regional Alaska Native corporation.

Spending on 2 health initiatives tops $100 million

- Associated Press

Two health care-related initiatives on the November ballot have generated more than $100 million in spending, with insurers and doctors leading the fight to defeat both.

More charges sought against Ore. blueberry farms

- Associated Press

The U.S. Department of Labor wants to pursue additional charges against Oregon blueberry farmers that it accuses of "hot goods" labor law violations.

US halal food supplier indicted over beef exports

- Associated Press

The founder of a popular line of food products for observant Muslims has been charged with fraudulently shipping beef to Malaysia and Indonesia that didn't meet the countries' import requirements, federal prosecutors in Iowa said Friday.

Groups in 3 states question Entergy finances

Associated Press

A spokeswoman for the company that owns nuclear plants in Vermont, Massachusetts and New York says it will respond to any new requirements federal regulators might seek after a complaint by anti-nuclear groups.

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.

NBCUniversal settles with unpaid interns for $6.4M

Associated Press

NBCUniversal will pay $6.4 million to settle a class action lawsuit brought by unpaid interns who worked on "Saturday Night Live" and other shows who claim they are owed wages, according to court documents.

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

Picket lines went up Friday outside Atlantic City's Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort as union members planned to protest the court-ordered termination of their health insurance and pension plans.

Review: Army biased against transgender worker

Associated Press

Army officials discriminated against a transgender employee who underwent a sex change while working at an Alabama installation, restricting her from the women's restroom and using her male name despite her preference to be referred to as a woman, a federal investigation found.

Strikers continue to target FairPoint owners

Associated Press

A group of striking FairPoint workers is picketing a meeting of Colby College's trustees, saying one of them has the power to force the telephone company to return to the bargaining table.

US rig count up 9 to 1,927

Associated Press

Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. rose by nine this week to 1,927.