Business news is the part of journalism that tracks, records and interprets the commercial and economic activities and changes in societies. This kind of news is usually published in newspapers, magazines, radio, television-news shows and websites. The scope of business news is generally broad and includes all aspects of the economy. The news articles and broadcasts typically provide information about stock market, finance, investment, corporate, entrepreneurial, retail and consumer issues. The origins of business news can be traced to the beginnings of commerce in the 18th century. Around 1700, Daniel Defoe, best known for his novels, began publishing business news. The famous muckraker Ida Tarbell is also credited with launching business journalism as a profession in the 19th century.
Today, businesses are a major source of employment and income. They operate as limited liability companies, sole proprietorships, partnerships, corporations and various other legal entities. In addition to selling their own products, many businesses sell the products of others. A common type of business is a restaurant. Another is a mattress production business. Other popular business ventures include real estate, marketing and advertising, and telecommunications. A business is often described by the industry in which it operates, such as the “real estate business” or the “music business.”
Jeremy A. White is a Senior Editor for Business News Daily. He oversees editorial content across the website, including all business news and features. He is passionate about the power of data and analytics to inform business decisions, and is focused on driving engagement with Business News Daily’s robust collection of research-driven articles and expert interviews. Prior to his role at Business News Daily, Jeremy held several positions in content management and editing at hypergrowth companies in the travel, media and construction industries.
Skye Schooley is a staff writer at Business News Daily. She focuses on human resources and business leadership content, creating articles and product reviews that help small business owners manage their employees and foster a positive workplace culture. Before joining Business News Daily, she gained B2C experience performing content marketing and SEO analysis for a consumer-tech digital publication. She has a bachelor’s degree in English from Weber State University in Utah.
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