What Is Business News?

Business news is a type of journalism that covers the economic and financial aspects of commercial activities. It is an area of reporting that can be found in newspapers, magazines, radio and television news programs. The focus of business news can be narrow or broad and may include topics such as corporate finance, venture capital, mergers and acquisitions, entrepreneurship, and the global economy.

The term business is derived from the activity of trading goods and services for profit. The goal of any business is to turn a profit in order to grow and expand. Businesses are typically structured as either for-profit corporations or not-for-profit entities. A for-profit corporation is owned by shareholders who invest money in the company. In exchange for their investment, they receive dividends when the company makes a profit. Not-for-profit entities, on the other hand, use their profits to fulfill a social mission. In addition, there are a wide range of business sizes from small, locally owned enterprises to multinational corporations.

The purpose of business news is to keep readers informed about current events and developments in the business world. This type of news can impact investors, traders and consumers. It can also influence governmental policies and other legislation. In addition, business news can provide insight into the health of a country’s economy.

In the United States, The Wall Street Journal is one of the most popular sources of business information. It has been in operation since 1882 and is considered a leading source of financial news for individuals, investors and companies. The Journal is available in print and online. In addition to the Journal, there are a number of other publications that cover business-related news including The New York Times, Forbes and Bloomberg.

The Library of Congress offers a variety of resources for researching business news. These include a large collection of business-related books and periodicals, as well as government agency websites. The Business Reference Desk can help you identify sources and find relevant materials for your research. If you have any questions, please contact us through Ask-A-Librarian.