What happens half way across the world often has a direct impact on what we do each day. We may need to change the way we think about local news. The 9/11 attacks and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq has affected us in ways, because we have to deal with the heightened security measures put in place, because of the threat of terrorism. No matter how small the community. This was influenced by a global issue.
On Business and the Economy: In 2007 Fisher Price had a recall on millions of toys made in China, because it contained lead-based paint. Millions of these toys were distributed across this country. What an impact.
Foreign companies that don't want to pay high prices on goods made in other countries assemble sites in the U.S. For example: The state of Alabama's excitement over the prospect of a new Hyundai plant quickly, disappeared when it realized how low the wages in the plant were. What an impact on the local job market.
Immigration: This is a major issue in the national campaigns and Congress has passed important and controversial -legislation on this subject. People from other countries take up residence here legally and illegally. The impact in schools, our jobs and our day to day living is enormous.
The recent rise in prices of gasoline in big cities and small communities may have a lot to do with the recent troubles in the Middle East.