Business News

Business news is the area of journalism that covers the economic and financial activities and changes in societies. Typically, this type of news is reported in newspapers, magazines, radio and television. In addition, more in-depth and detailed business news can also be found in online publications, websites and broadcasts. In short, business news reports on all aspects of commercial and industrial activity.

A business is any entity that carries out commercial or industrial activities with the intent of profiting from those efforts. That profit can be in the form of monetary compensation, goods, services or even barter-style trades of one good for another. While the term “business” is generally used to describe for-profit entities, it can be applied to non-profit organizations as well. In either case, a business must be structured to ensure that it is able to sustain itself financially over time, whether through revenue streams like advertising or from sales of a product or service.

The types of businesses and the industries they cover are diverse, as are their revenue streams. Some of the most well-known examples include Amazon, which began as an ecommerce website but now sells everything from books and electronics to groceries and pet food; Apple, which is known for its innovative electronic products such as computers, smartphones and earphones; and Google, which generates much of its income through advertising on its search engine and other online platforms.

A variety of factors can influence business news stories, including market conditions, industry trends and regulatory changes. For example, a rise or fall in interest rates can have an impact on consumer spending, which in turn may affect companies’ revenue streams and profitability. Additionally, a change in government policies or regulations can affect a company’s ability to conduct business or to make investments in foreign markets.

Keeping up with the latest business news is essential for any organization, large or small. Fortunately, there are many different resources available to keep business leaders and other interested parties informed about the global economy and its impact on local businesses. In addition to traditional print and online sources, business news can be found in live events, on social media sites, on radio shows and TV news broadcasts.

The Library of Congress has a wide range of print and microform business news resources available to researchers. For tips on how to find these resources, please visit the Business News Research Guide. If you have additional questions about finding business news or have suggestions for other resources we should include in this guide, please contact Ask-A-Librarian. You can use this email address from anywhere in the world to ask a librarian your business research questions.