What Is Business News?

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Business news is the part of journalism that covers economic and financial developments, such as reports on corporate earnings. It is a major category of newspaper, magazine, radio and television news coverage and is a mainstay of many large corporations’ public relations departments. Business news also includes reporting on the impact of economic changes on people and society, such as reports on unemployment, inflation and GDP.

A business is any entity that seeks profit through the exchange of goods or services. This exchange can take the form of cash payments, the transfer of stock or other securities, barter-style trades of one good for another or, more commonly, the sale of products or services to customers for a price. A business can be small, such as an individual with a side hustle selling a few items on Amazon, or massive, such as Apple or Walmart. The key to being considered a business is the pursuit of profits, although it’s possible for a company to be profitable without ever having turned a profit.

Katelyn Andrews is a content marketing specialist with more than a decade of experience in the world of small business operations and search engine optimization writing. She focuses on delivering the kinds of content that small business owners are searching for online to help them make informed decisions for their businesses. Katelyn also writes extensively about small business technology and tools, including websites, apps and productivity software.

Eric Noe oversees all editorial content operations at Business News Daily. His 15 years of management experience across traditional media and startup environments has spanned global and business news, philanthropic social impact campaigns and brand-building content and partnerships. He holds a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of New Hampshire and is a graduate of Harvard Business School’s executive education program.

Skye Schooley is a staff writer for Business News Daily. She writes articles that assist business owners in managing human resources and fostering workplace culture, diversity and inclusivity. She researches and interviews subject matter experts to create content that is valuable for the B2B community. Prior to joining Business News Daily, she gained valuable B2C experience as a copy editor and worked in the UX/UI design lab at CVS Health.