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Covering Businesses

I was not quite sure as to what specifically I should write about, so this is what I did.


Well I have never really paid that much attention to the coverage of business in the news. I always assumed that most news coverage on businesses was simply the same as news coverage about general things, such as building a new stadium or something along those lines. However, as I looked more deeply within the Business sections on cnn.com and the star tribune website they both appealed to me in different ways. First the document from the star tribune talked about an entrepreneur that bought a house in Tanzania for sheltered children, where as in cnn.com they were mainly focused on money and how no one can really loan money anymore due to the economic crisis.

After reading the BBC article I found out that when they talk about businesses they like to kind of add if they are a fortune 500 company or not. As in this case I think it was relevant. I do not think they do it all the time. I think since the topic was talking about millions of dollars being sent to banks it was kind of something that needed to be added.

As for the Star Tribune article I was touched, normally I would never think about finding an article about a millionaire sending money to Africa to start a school for orphaned children. The MN native sent about $4.4 million to Tanzania to give AIDS orphaned children a life and education that they would have never had. I am unsure as to what company the man belongs to or what he does but I thought that was very nice.


http://money.cnn.com/2008/10/27/news/companies/bank_bailout/index.htm?postversion=2008102716

http://www.startribune.com/business/33272494.html?elr=KArks:DCiU1OiP:DiiUiD3aPc:_Yyc:aULPQL7PQLanchO7DiU