Business news is a broad term that refers to any type of news related to businesses and their operations. A business is a legal entity that engages in commercial, industrial or professional activities with the goal of making money. A business may exchange goods or services for monetary compensation or it can also invest its profits back into the company to increase its value and profitability. Business organizations come in many shapes and sizes from small sole proprietorships to large multinational corporations. Regardless of their size or structure, all businesses operate within an economic system and all make profit from the exchange of goods and services.
In the media, business news encompasses all types of stories about businesses, their operations and their impact on society. This includes topics such as corporate finance, venture capital, the stock and bond markets, personal finance and investment, government and regulating bodies such as the Securities and Exchange Commission and much more. Business journalism is a dynamic field that requires a deep understanding of the financial and economic world in which we live to create relevant and compelling stories. Business journalists are highly valued and well-compensated members of the media community.
Aside from news outlets that report on global business, there are a variety of other publications that focus on specific business sectors or industries. These include trade journals, magazines and newspapers that provide in-depth coverage of industry trends, issues, events and changes. The Library of Congress’s newspaper and periodical collection contains numerous business-related titles that can be accessed in person or via our online resources.
The Business Research Guide is a great starting point for finding international and U.S.-based business news sources. Its list of suggested databases provides links to full-text business news articles. Additionally, it contains tips for searching the Library of Congress’s collections, including the newspaper and periodical room and our online resources. This guide is meant to supplement your research by providing a foundation for conducting business news research.
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