Business News and How it Affects You
The business news section of a newspaper or magazine provides coverage on major issues and events affecting the worlds of finance, commerce, and trade. In contrast, business-to-business publications, such as trade magazines and subscription-only newsletters, offer more detailed news coverage that is specific to an industry. This type of news content is sometimes referred to as the “trade press.”
The most widely distributed forms of business news are newspapers and magazines. While early coastal colonial newspapers regularly printed arrival days and cargo manifests for ships docking at their wharves, as businesses grew and became national industries in the 1800s, more focused business news sections were added to daily and weekly newspapers. These sections typically include local management-level new hires and promotions, times for meetings of business clubs, and local company stock reports.
In addition to general business news, some of the largest national and international newspapers also publish specialized business sections, such as investment or real estate. These sections are staffed by reporters and editors who focus their attention on these sectors of the economy, providing in-depth coverage and analysis for their readers.
Besides the major national and regional newspapers, most cities and states have their own business-focused publications. These tend to be either daily or weekly tabloids, often owned by a larger news organization or by a city-specific newspaper chain that specializes in these types of publications. They provide business people with the opportunity to promote their companies in a highly targeted environment.
A large number of apps for iPhone and Android smartphones also provide users with up-to-date business news. NBC’s Breaking Business News app, for example, offers breaking business news alerts, allows investors to monitor global business news headlines and provides access to CNBC’s popular shows such as “Mad Money” and “American Greed.” The Strutting Investor app, another financial news app, delivers actionable insight on the markets, enables investors to track their portfolios and receive real-time stock quotes.
In addition to its financial goals, a successful business seeks to create value for all of its stakeholders. This includes employees, customers, the community, and society as a whole. Various methods are employed to achieve this, including the use of marketing and public relations.
As a Product Manager at Business News Daily, Taylor Perras drives the strategic development of digital products from concept to launch. She assesses and prioritizes opportunities based on business objectives and user needs, and manages cross-functional teams to deliver high-quality products with speed. Taylor is passionate about creating innovative products that help people do their jobs better. In her spare time, she enjoys reading books on behavioral psychology and volunteering with her family. She has a bachelor’s degree in marketing and hospitality from the University of New Hampshire.