Business news is any information pertaining to the economic activities of private or public organizations. This information can include financial reports, corporate news and analysis, investment news, industry trends and forecasts, and the latest earnings updates. Business news can be found in a variety of outlets, including print, online and on television.
The business sector is a complex area that encompasses many different industries, companies and sectors. From small, privately-owned start-ups to massive multinational corporations, businesses come in all shapes and sizes. The common thread between them, however, is the pursuit of profit.
This guide aims to provide an overview of the business news available in print and microform at the Library of Congress. In general, business news sources will cover national and international events, though some may focus more on a particular region. This guide does not attempt to provide coverage of every type of business news, but rather highlights sources that are likely to be useful for researchers conducting business-related research.
A History of Business News
The roots of business journalism stretch back to 1700 when Daniel Defoe, the author of Robinson Crusoe, began publishing business news. By the late 19th century, business news was being widely published by the Wall Street Journal and other newspapers. By the early 20th century, business news coverage had become increasingly sophisticated as investors, company executives and other interested parties demanded more information about their companies and the economy in general.
A Brief History of Business News
Since the beginning of time, human beings have been in business to make money, and there has never been a better time to be in it than right now. With a worldwide population of nearly seven billion, the demand for goods and services has never been greater. In turn, this has created unprecedented opportunities for those who are willing to put in the work and reap the rewards.
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About This Collection
This collection includes the full text of more than 300 selected business-related publications, ranging from local and regional business news to international publications. In addition, it includes transcripts of more than 150 oral histories conducted by the Library of Congress for the American Business History Project and the Center for the Study of Business History at the University of Michigan. The American Business History Collection is one of the world’s largest and most comprehensive collections of business-related primary source materials. These materials, which are arranged by subject matter, have been made available to the general public in accordance with the provisions of the Copyright Act of 1976. The collection contains more than 200,000 pages of print and microform, as well as audio and video recordings.