What Is Business News?

Business News is an area of journalism that tracks, records and analyzes the commercial, industrial and financial activities of societies. This area of journalism usually appears in newspapers, magazines and radio; it can also be found on the internet. Most news media organizations feature a dedicated business section and some have entire publications, websites or broadcast programs devoted to business coverage.

A common definition of business is an organized commercial enterprise that operates for profit, often using assets bought and sold in the stock market. Businesses may be small or large, and they can operate in a variety of industries. Businesses can be structured as sole proprietorships, partnerships, limited liability companies and corporations. Regardless of structure, the primary goal of all businesses is to earn a profit.

Unlike other news sections, business news often centers on people and how they make money. Many readers find this type of news more interesting and relevant to their daily lives. Whether the stories are about new business trends, the best places to buy office supplies or how to avoid getting scammed while online shopping, business news articles can provide a wealth of information for readers.

While it is tempting to blame the behavior of business leaders on personal greed, insufficient scrutiny of corporate affairs or an insensitivity to public opinion, few, if any, have been guilty of deliberate fraud or wickedness. The failure of businesses to deliver returns on investments, however, has led to public anger and calls for a return to the principles of the 1700s that formed the basis of modern economic policy.

Adam Benz is the editor of Business News Daily. He has more than 10 years of journalism and content marketing experience, with a focus on small business and emerging industries like legal cannabis and electric vehicles. He is a New Jersey native and Rutgers University graduate. He currently lives in Brooklyn, where he enjoys the local food scene and exploring all that New York has to offer. His work has appeared in Forbes, Mashable and USA Today. Prior to joining Business News Daily, Benz worked as a senior writer at Monster and TechTarget, where he focused on search-engine optimization and customer acquisition. He has a background in client success and is passionate about delivering results for clients.