If you've ever read Confessions of a Shopaholic, you know that protagonist Rebecca Bloomwood swears by the Financial Times -- or the FT, her more fashionable reference. She considers it the intellectual accessory of choice, and with good reason; The Financial Times is one of the planet's most essential voices in business. The newspaper was founded in 1888, and the website only adds to the respected publication's authority. Covering stories in the UK and abroad, the Financial Times offers in-depth coverage of major world events while also focusing on the economy, emerging businesses and scientific advancements. It may be an industry stalwart, but there's no doubt that the Financial Times is way ahead of its time.