Business news is the part of journalism that covers the commercial activities of individuals and organizations. It is often a subset of general news coverage and can be found in newspapers, magazines, websites, radio and television. The goal of this type of journalism is to report and analyze the economic, financial and commercial aspects of the world in which we live.
There are many reasons to stay up-to-date on business news, whether it’s a reversal in the fortunes of a once-mighty tech giant or the rise of a new industry leader. Businesses aren’t just about the products they sell, but the people who run them and the communities they serve. A successful company must be able to navigate the changing economy and stay ahead of its competitors, which means keeping up with business news is essential.
While the idea of business news may seem like a recent development, it’s actually a very old practice. Around 1700, Daniel Defoe (author of Robinson Crusoe) began publishing business news and analysis, as did Charles Dow in 1882 when he created The Wall Street Journal. Muckraking journalist Ida Tarbell, who helped bring the Standard Oil monopoly to light in the early 1900s, also contributed to the expansion of business journalism and reporting.
Today, the global economy is more interconnected than ever before, which makes staying up-to-date on business news more important than ever. Whether you’re in finance, marketing or HR, business news impacts every corner of the globe and is constantly evolving.
At Business News Daily, our team of writers and editors is committed to bringing you the latest in business news and analysis. We cover everything from corporate earnings to the impact of Brexit on international trade. Our articles aim to inform and inspire, as well as entertain our audience.
This guide was created by the Business Reference Services staff at the Library of Congress. It is designed to help you find information on business news and events from a variety of sources, including print and microform resources available at the Library of Congress. This guide is not intended to be a comprehensive list of business news sources. If you have questions about finding additional business news sources, please contact Ask-A-Librarian.
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