Business news is a type of news focused on the actions and activities of businesses, both large and small. It often includes information on the stock market, economic trends and developments, company news, mergers and acquisitions, and other relevant business-related topics. Business news can be found in a variety of sources, including newspapers, magazines, and online.
There are a number of different types of businesses, each with its own specific focus and operations. Some businesses are service-based, while others are product-based. In either case, each business is involved in the pursuit of profit. This may be achieved through the sale of goods, services or investments. Some businesses are also socially responsible, meaning they seek to make a positive impact on society in addition to achieving their financial goals.
For the purposes of business news, a “business” can be defined as any entity that produces or sells goods or provides services in exchange for payment. It can be a single individual with a side hustle, or it can be an enormous corporation that employs thousands of people. The important thing is that the business seeks to profit from its efforts, whether it is through direct sales of products or services, or through investments in stocks and other securities.
There is a great deal of interest in business news, which has led to the existence of numerous publications dedicated solely to the coverage of this topic. The most prominent of these are the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times, both of which have long enjoyed a high level of prestige in the world of journalism. Other reputable business news outlets include Bloomberg, CNN Money and Forbes.
Keeping up with business news is an essential part of running any successful enterprise, whether you’re a small start-up or a Fortune 500 company. Business news can help you stay abreast of the latest industry trends, as well as identify opportunities and threats that might affect your business. In addition to allowing you to stay current on business-related news, staying informed about business can help you develop better strategic decisions for your company.
Business-focused news is available in many forms, including newspaper and magazine articles, television and radio broadcasts, and online publications. There are also a number of business-related blogs and forums that you can follow, as well as industry trade publications. The Library of Congress has many print and microform business news resources that you can access in person at the Newspaper and Current Periodicals Room, or through our catalog.
If you need further assistance with your business research, please don’t hesitate to Ask-A-Librarian. We are happy to assist you from anywhere in the world via email or chat. To learn more about the resources available for your research, see our Business Research Guide. This guide focuses on national and international business news sources, but you can also use our Search the Library’s Catalog page for tips on searching for regional business news sources.