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Big Business

A somewhat pejorative term for large corporations. The term especially connotes corporations that have a great deal of political power. The term originated in the middle and late 19th century, when a large number of mergers and acquisitions consolidated many large companies that previously existed. Opponents of big business on both ends of the political spectrum contend that large corporations have too much power in government and use their influence to extract favorable legislation.
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Short of excluding big businesses, the report recommends states spend much less on large companies by using safeguards such as dollar caps per deal, dollar caps per job, and dollar caps per company.
The study also revealed that 76% agree that the next government should penalise big businesses that act unfairly towards small businesses.
All the while, the working people lose pensions, health care and workers' compensation at the hand of big businesses.
What's in it for big businesses is that it's like the rising tide that lifts all the boats," Lewis said.
The big businesses they hated were but an extension and elaboration of the practices and character types they celebrated.
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economy benefits when big businesses or small businesses earn a profit, although, by 84% to 64%, more consider small-business profits helpful.
Council of the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM-USA) to launch the Big Business - Small Business Emergency Management Mentorship program to strengthen small business disaster preparedness by engaging big businesses as mentors.
By BRIAN HUTTON NEARLY half of small traders are struggling to get paid by big businesses and state agencies, it was warned yesterday.
The fact that they want to work with us on this is an indication of just how important it is for everyone that big businesses stay and grow in our region.
Big businesses recognize the huge marketing potential, but are struggling to cost-effectively market to and make a connection with a group so fragmented.