Ellen Pao on jury verdict: 'I have been inspired by the thousands of people who have reached out to me over the past three years with support... While today's outcome is a disappointment, I take consolation in knowing that people really listened... Hopefully my case will inspire the venture capital industry to level the playing field for everyone, including women and minorities.' - @ekp
Con Edison on East Village, New York, explosion: Gas shut off to 219 customers in neighborhood as fire department continues recovery work; records show plumber failed 2 inspections, new service line use was not authorized by company - statement
Jury finds for Kleiner Perkins on all claims in Silicon Valley discrimination case filed by former employee Ellen Pao - @WSJbusiness (Update: The jury was later asked to return to resume deliberations after a discrepancy was found)
CEO Tim Cook responds to religious freedom bills in Indiana and Arkansas: 'Apple is open for everyone. We are deeply disappointed in Indiana's new law and calling on Arkansas Gov. [Asa Hutchinson] to veto the similar #HB1228' - @tim_cook
A business, also known as an enterprise or a firm, is an organization involved in the trade of goods, services, or both to consumers. Businesses are prevalent in capitalist economies, where most of them are privately owned and provide goods and services to customers in exchange for other goods, services, or money. Businesses may also be not-for-profit or state-owned. A business owned by multiple individuals may be referred to as a company.
The etymology of "business" stems from the idea of being busy, and implies socially valuable and rewarding work. Business can refer to a particular organization or, more generally, to an entire market sector, e.g. "the music business". Compound forms such as agribusiness represent subsets of the word's broader meaning, which encompasses all activity by suppliers of goods and services.