What Is Business News?

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Business news is a subset of journalism that focuses on reporting and analysis concerning business and economic issues. It can be found in publications, radio and television news shows as well as online. While many people associate this type of journalism with Wall Street, it can cover any aspect of the business world that has an impact on the public. This includes everything from personal finance to the latest stories about big companies.

A business is a company that produces or sells goods and/or services for profit. It is also defined as “any activity or enterprise entered into for profit”. Unlike a hobby, a business is usually conducted for a specific purpose and seeks to make a profit in exchange for the time and money invested. A business can be privately owned or publicly listed. Most companies are for-profit, but there are some that are not. Non-profits typically invest their profits back into the company or community.

With the rise of social media, online news and digital communication platforms, business news has become one of the fastest growing forms of journalism. This is especially true in the United States, where a large number of people follow financial news on a daily basis. There is even a cable channel dedicated to business news, CNBC, that has a huge following.

The origin of business news can be traced back to the Middle Ages, when small business owners would communicate important information about their trades through written correspondence. By the 1500s, this had evolved into newsletters that were published and distributed. While these early publications didn’t include the word ‘business’ in the name, historians believe that they mark the beginning of what would later evolve into business journalism.

By the 1700s, authors such as Daniel Defoe (best known for his novel Robinson Crusoe) and Ida Tarbell began publishing stories that had an impact on the business world. This was also the time when newspapers started including a section called the ‘price currents’ which listed prices of goods available in their local markets.

Today, business news is one of the most popular types of journalism and can be found across all platforms from print to broadcast. It is considered to be a very influential genre and has a significant impact on the world economy. However, some experts worry that there is not enough emphasis being placed on training future business journalists.

Katelyn Andrews is a content marketing specialist at Business News Daily. She is responsible for creating relevant, timely and informative small business content that helps readers grow their businesses. She brings over a decade of experience in writing and search engine optimization to her role, as well as a passion for helping small businesses thrive.

Kevin Hannon is a senior UI/UX designer at Business News Daily. He leads the branding, product interface ideation, design, iteration and testing, as well as managing production efficiencies. He has over 20 years of design experience, working in education, telehealth, finance, retail and communications. Prior to joining BND, Kevin worked in CVS Health’s UX Lab, where he helped create an online prescription experience.