Business news is the part of journalism that tracks and records the economic, financial and commercial activities of societies. It includes a wide range of topics including business and financial reporting, the global economy, and the effects of changes in government policies on businesses. Business journalism has a long history dating back to 1700 when Daniel Defoe published his novels. Later, in 1882, Charles Dow and Edward Jones founded a newspaper wire service that delivered stock market news to investment houses on Wall Street. In the 20th century, the famous muckraking journalist Ida Tarbell wrote a series of articles about Standard Oil that helped spark regulatory reforms.
Today, business news is one of the most widely read genres of journalism. Many newspapers, magazines, radio and television programs have a dedicated section for business news. These sections cover a wide variety of topics, from general business and economic news to more specific and detailed coverage of corporate scandals and other events.
A business is an organization that operates for the purpose of making a profit. It can take any of three forms: a sole proprietorship, partnership, or corporation. The type of legal entity depends on the needs and goals of the business owner. The three types of business entities have their own advantages and disadvantages.
Adam Uzialko is an award-winning journalist with more than seven years of experience writing for a variety of business publications. He has specialized in small business topics, particularly those related to the evolving use of electronic medical record (EMR) systems and medical billing software. Prior to joining Business News Daily, he worked as a news reporter for several regional publications in Utah and Arizona.
Katelyn Andrews has more than a decade of experience writing and researching content for small business owners across multiple industries. Her work with Business News Daily has focused on creating helpful articles and product reviews to help small business owners make informed purchasing decisions. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Weber State University in Utah.