A Guide to Business News

Business news is the area of journalism that covers a variety of topics pertaining to business, including mergers, acquisitions, financial reporting, stock market changes, and management changes. Business news is generally reported in newspapers, magazines, online, radio and television. It is an important source of information for businessmen, investors, and stakeholders.

A business is an organization or enterprising entity that engages in commercial, industrial or professional activities with the aim of making a profit. Businesses may also be non-profit organizations that further a charitable mission or serve a social cause. Business entities range in size from sole proprietorships to large corporations. Some are multinational in scope.

There are many different kinds of businesses, ranging from large retailers like Walmart and Amazon to service-based businesses such as banks, insurance companies and airlines. Some businesses are privately owned, while others are publicly traded on a stock exchange. Still other businesses are owned by government agencies.

The term business was first used in 1700 by Daniel Defoe in one of his novels, Robinson Crusoe. By the 19th century, with the rise of the industrial revolution, business news was beginning to be widely published. The muckraking journalist Ida Tarbell is often credited for popularizing business journalism.

While general business news sources will cover both national and international events, it is a good idea to explore regional publications as well. These can provide more in-depth coverage of local economic trends, government regulations and other factors that impact specific industries. You can find information about regional business news by searching newspaper and magazine titles in the Library Catalog.

Skye Schooley is a human resources writer for Business News Daily, where she researches and writes articles focusing on human resource issues and solutions. She is knowledgeable in a variety of human resources topics, such as workforce planning, employee retention strategies and organizational culture development. She also has a strong background in writing and editing.

Adam Schwartz is an editor for Business News Daily, where he edits content with a focus on marketing and emerging industries. He has extensive editorial and management experience, including time spent at national publications. He is a graduate of Rutgers University.

The citations in this guide have been selected by the Business Reference Services staff at the Library of Congress for their relevance to business research. Some of these citations include links to full-text articles on the web. To access these articles, click the citation or the title in the citation list.