This is a course on international issues. You are expected to be familiar with current world events.

This is a course on international issues. You are expected to be familiar with current world events.

Required Reading:
DRS: Daniels, J. D., Radebaugh, L. H. & Sullivan, D. P. International business. (15thed.)Chap. 11, Globalization and society, pp. 400-429.  The textbook is referred to as “DRS
Recommended Readings:
World Economic Forum, (2014).White paper on business sustainability: What it is; and why it matters.http://www3.weforum.org/docs/GAC/2014/WEF_GAC_HumanRights_BusinessSustainability_WhitePaper_2014.pdf
Porter, Michael E., and Mark R. Kramer. “Creating Shared Value: Becoming a Movement.” Shared Value Leadership Summit, FSG, New York, NY, May 13, 2014.ttp://www.hbs.edu/faculty/Pages/item.aspx?num=47414

Assignment:
Post one news source as a response to this Assignment. Explain briefly (paragraph length) how the news story bears on the discussion topics or the required readings from above.
I’m looking for you to explicitly state what the connection is to this required reading.  When you do that, please be very specific — which reading does it relate to?  Or which section, chapter, case study, etc. in our DRS text does it relate to?
The choice of media is yours. News should be fairly current, not more than 2 months old.  A fun website is from Newseum in Washington D. C.  http://www.newseum.org/todaysfrontpages/flash/  – move the cursor around the world to find newspapers and the front pages of newspapers.We are looking for you to post articles that relate directly to global BUSINESS news — The best sources for international financial/business news include:
http://www.ft.com/home/us (daily)
http://www.economist.com/ (weekly, available from UMUC online library)
http://online.wsj.com/home-page (daily)
http://www.nytimes.com/   (daily)
http://global.nytimes.com/?iht (daily – European edition, published in Paris)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/ (hourly/daily)
Additional resources are:
http://www.onlinenewspapers.com/  – Portal to thousands of newspapers from around the world, grouped by region and country.