News is a bit of a commodity and available 24 hours a day on television these days, there are even channels like Bloomberg devoted to business and markets with lots of annoying talking heads. Not my cup of tea really and if you are a busy person or want a life then I guess you might not have time for all this.
However, in investing it is important to keep abreast of news developments relevant to the business world and to look out for things which might involve your investments or point you towards new investment opportunities. Now there are numerous sites on the web out there which can help with this and I have listed many on my Reading List which can be accessed from the menu at the top of the site.
The other way I like to do this using the web / technology is to listen to business based news broadcasts from that ancient technology called Radio. I do this via pod casts which I get automatically downloaded each day to the media player on my old world desk top PC. However, I assume if you are a commuter or someone who goes out jogging then you could probably do this on your smart phone or portable audio player.
The broadcasts I listen to and other are from the BBC:
1) Best of Today - From Radio 4 - This gives you lots of the features from the early morning news show including Business with Simon Jack, all very pukka and a good variety of topics covered.
2) Wake Up to Money - From Radio Five Live - Which features similar content to the Radio 4 Business section but in greater detail. It features an old geezer, Mickey Clarke, who is a lot less posh, quite funny and bit more down to earth, plus another younger person called Adam Parsons to keep him in check.
3) World Business Report - From BBC World Service - The latest business and finance news from around the world, not one I listen to as it comes out later in the day and I have better things to do by then.
4) Money Box & Money Box Live - From Radio 4 - featuring Paul Lewis with in depth features on personal financial issues. Not a regular listen for me but sometimes I listen to it if it has a topic of interest to me personally, but I guess others may find it more useful.
5) Business Daily - Another From BBC World Service - Which they describe as the daily drama of work and money. Again not one I really listen to but there it is of interest to you.
Finally, if audio is not your thing, in case you are not aware of it, something called RSS feeds are a really useful way of keeping up with news and updates from web sites. There is one on at the top of my site which you can use to subscribe for updates if you want and although I'm new to it I gather Twitter can be used for this too.