Business news is a type of news that covers topics related to business, finance and commerce. It is often reported in newspapers and magazines, both online and in print. Some of these publications focus on general business news, while others may cover specific industries. Some of these publications are listed on stock exchanges and may be owned by the public, while others may be privately owned.
Businesses are entities that exchange goods or services for money, or another good or service, with the hope of turning a profit on each transaction. Some businesses are not-for-profit and invest all profits back to the organization or into improving infrastructure. Other businesses are for-profit and rely on the profits from their products to turn a profit. A business can be large or small, and may operate locally or globally.
Many major global businesses are publicly-held and owned, while some are private or family-owned. Regardless of ownership type, most businesses share a common set of values and goals. These include maintaining a high level of quality, customer service and delivering returns to shareholders. Some companies also seek to incorporate social or environmental responsibility into their corporate culture.
A large amount of business news is published on a daily basis. Some of this news is covered by news agencies, while other news is covered by individual newspaper and magazine articles. Some of the most prominent sources of business news are The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times and Bloomberg. In addition to these news outlets, many websites specialize in publishing business news. These websites are often highly trafficked and are ranked among the top news sites in the world.
In addition to news websites, there are several subscription-based news services that provide business news to their subscribers. These services often provide more in-depth analysis and commentary than the general news media. Some of these services offer subscription packages that allow their subscribers to access exclusive research and data.
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This guide was compiled by specialists in Business Reference Services at the Library of Congress. It is intended to assist researchers in locating sources of business news from the United States and around the world. This guide includes links to selected online business news resources and print and microform business news collections available at the Library of Congress. For additional assistance with your business research, contact Ask-a-Librarian.