Hearst Business Media, an operating group of Hearst Corporation, operates more than 20 business-to-business information services, electronic databases and publications. The company serves the automotive, electronic, medical/pharmaceutical and financial industries. Hearst Business Media s properties include Black Book, First DataBank, Floor Covering Weekly and Fitch Ratings. Floor Covering Weekly is one of the leading sources of floor covering industry news and information in the United States. Hearst Corporation is one of the nation s largest private companies engaged in a range of publishing, broadcasting, cable networking and diversified communications activities. Hearst Corporation has been operational for more than 100 years and employs over 20,000 individuals.