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Top internships for minority and African-American students - 2013/14

(BlackNews.com) – Internships are a gateway for students that lead to careers. There are thousands of internship opportunities each year across the country, and some of these programs are specifically for minorities and African Americans. Here are just five of such programs:

#1 – Explore Microsoft Internship Program For Women and Minorities
: This program is for current college undergraduate minority students pursuing a degree in computer science or software engineering. Students may apply in their freshman or sophomore year of college.
 Learn more at: www.findinternships.com/2013/04/Explore-Microsoft-Internship-Program.html.

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David Ortiz selling f---ing charity bat

David Ortiz selling f---ing charity bat

NEW YORK – Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz is using his colorful language again, this time to raise funds for victims of the Boston Marathon bombing.

Ortiz famously told Boston fans "This is our f---ing city!" during a ceremony at Fenway Park on April 20, which was being broadcast on live television.

Rather than spark controversy, his choice of language was widely praised, bringing cheers from the crowd and statements of support even from FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski and baseball Commissioner Bud Selig, who called his choice of words "outstanding."

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  • Written by Chris Isidore/CNNMoney

Divorce and business – the ins and outs

Divorce and business – the ins and outs

I, John Doe, take you Jane Marie, to be my wife, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better or for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish; from this day forward until death do us part.

For those in business, divorce can be devastating, especially when we have to be at the top of our game daily. It can affect job performance and the delivery of goods and services.

When we are in love, birds seem to sing louder and even when it is raining it seems like the sun is shining bright. Our mates can do no wrong and we are their biggest cheerleaders. We overlook their flaws and make excuses for their shortcomings.

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Wells Fargo bolsters diversion and inclusion strategy with new hire

Wells Fargo bolsters diversion and inclusion strategy with new hire

Wells Fargo recently named Michelle Thornhill, senior vice president, as strategy and integration manager reporting directly to the head of Enterprise Diversity and Inclusion.

For the last five years, Thornhill served as the African-American segment manager, leading the development and execution of the enterprise marketing and engagement strategy for African-American consumers and communities.

Thornhill is now responsible for providing strategic leadership consultation in support of Wells Fargo's diversity and inclusion business goals and objectives. She will focus on developing the enterprise-wide diversity and inclusion implementation strategy.

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Moving on and rolling over

Moving on and rolling over

Despite the uncertainties of the job market, today's workers stay in a job for an average of only 4.4 years. Job-hopping is even more prevalent among younger workers: about nine out of 10 millennials (born between 1977 and 1997) expect to stay in a job for less than three years.

The impact of moving from job to job on a worker's career depends on individual circumstances. However, any time you leave a job – whether you've been there for three years or 30 years – you could be faced with a decision about what to do with the savings in your employer-sponsored retirement plan. There are typically four options.

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Microsoft 2013 summer internship program for women and minorities

Microsoft 2013 summer internship program for women and minorities

(BlackNews.com) – The Explore Microsoft Internship Program is a 12-week summer internship program that is specifically designed for college underclassmen (freshmen and sophomores) and offers the opportunity to experience working at Microsoft.

The program is designed to expose students to the field of software development and encourage students to pursue degrees in computer science, computer engineering, or related technical disciplines through hands-on training and group project experience.

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Signs that you may not be ready to retire

Signs that you may not be ready to retire

There's plenty of guidance available to help you feel confident that it's time to retire. But it could be just as important to recognize signs that you may not be ready. You might think of these as yellow caution lights, warning you to slow down and give further thought to your situation.

You've reached the eligibility age for Social Security. For some people, Social Security eligibility is synonymous with retirement. In fact, about 50 percent of those who are eligible for benefits file at the earliest age of 62, despite the fact that their monthly payments will be permanently reduced.

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