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Having grown up on a different continent, I feel very identified with this question too. I think developing some sort of historical commercial awareness is key in order to contextualise what’s happening around us. Although sometimes it can be hard to know how far back one should go in terms of historical background. For example, how much should I know about the LIBOR scandal and 2008 crisis? (I am still figuring that out, any tips would be highly appreciated).
In terms of other websites, I use Watson’s Daily as my starting point and then try to reinforce my understanding of key topics by googling the headlines and reading free newspapers such as The Guardian. I also suggest you listen to the Economist podcast, it’s free, and they usually discuss their most relevant articles.