Business news is a specific type of journalism that covers current events in the field of finance, economics, and industry. It is one of the most popular and prominent genres of news available, and is published both online and in print. It is also broadcast on television and radio, with CNBC and Fox Business among the most popular channels for business reporting.
The term ‘business’ is a broad one, and it can refer to almost any entity that exchanges goods or services for money. Whether the entity is an individual with a side hustle or a massive corporation, it’s important to stay informed about what’s going on in the business world to be able to make smart decisions and keep up with competition. A business can be for-profit or non-profit, and it can be privately owned or publicly listed. The profit of a business can be used to achieve goals, and it may also be invested in infrastructure or research and development.
In the 1700s, Daniel Defoe- best known for his novel Robinson Crusoe- began publishing newsletters with information about trade and stock. These were the earliest examples of business news, and they set the stage for what would become modern-day business journalism. By the early 1900s, newspaper owners started to include dedicated business news sections and muckraking journalists like Ida Tarbell were becoming known for uncovering corporate wrongdoing.
Today, the internet and social media have changed how business news is compiled and distributed. The biggest business news sites generate millions of hits per month, and many people get their daily dose of business news from a variety of sources. There are hundreds of business blogs and websites that focus on specific sectors of the economy, and many major newspapers have a dedicated business news section.
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