A Guide to Business News

Business news is a type of journalism that tracks, records and interprets the economic and commercial activities and changes within societies. This genre of journalism usually appears in newspapers, magazines and online and may include reporting on companies and their products as well as events, trends, and issues in the worlds of finance, commerce, trade and entrepreneurship. Many general publications will offer a business section, while more in-depth and detailed coverage may appear in specific industry-focused publications.

What is a business?

The term business broadly refers to any entity that seeks profit through the production and sale of goods or services. The entities that are considered businesses can range from a single individual with a side hustle to massive corporations. Regardless of the size and scope of their operations, all businesses share certain characteristics. Most importantly, they are in the business of making money by providing something that people want and need.

In addition, businesses are often required to comply with regulations set out by the government in order to operate legally and ensure that their customers are protected. These regulations may affect a wide variety of business operations, from consumer product safety to taxes and labor laws. Business news articles can be a great resource for staying up to date on the latest compliance requirements and best practices in your industry.

Financial news is the most commonly read type of business news and encompasses all information related to money and investments. This can be a valuable source of information for individuals as it can impact how they choose to manage their finances, whether that be through investing, trading or executing transactions.

The most common sources of business news are newspapers and magazines. There are also a number of television and radio programs that focus on business news, both locally and internationally. The scope of these outlets can vary widely, from broadcasts focused on major global business news events to local segments focused on smaller community-based businesses. Online business news resources are growing in popularity and can provide a diverse range of perspectives on the latest developments in the world of commerce.

The Library of Congress has a number of print and microform business news sources available for research, including specialized collections in a variety of formats. The resources listed in this guide cover a broad range of topics, and you can also use our Ask-A-Librarian service to get assistance with more specialized or regional business news coverage.