Big Business


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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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This same foreigner who had always championed big business interests here now appears to be leading a multi million public relations blitz in defense of a beleaguered and controversial pharmaceutical product and to undermine the accomplishments of FDA under Puno.
While I welcome this code as a positive first step, I will be keeping a close eye on how the code is adopted, its take up rate, how it works in practice and the encouragement it provides to big businesses throughout Australia.
While Americans have always seen big government as a bigger threat than big business or big labor, the percentage naming it was significantly lower prior to 1990, when a much larger segment of Americans saw big labor as the greatest threat.
"The view of the British public is clear: we are facing a crisis of trust in big business and the UK wants the next government to respond accordingly, safeguarding the UK's small business community.
"The Abbott government wants to saddle university students with mortgage-sized university debts and make people pay more to visit the doctor--yet it's letting its big business mates avoid paying their fair share of tax," Dave Oliver said.
Speaking at the survey launch, ISME chief Mark Fielding stated: "Once again the our figures show how Irish SMEs are being abused by their big business customers and recent ECB SAFE figures also confirm that big business in Ireland extract more credit from trade debt than any other EU country.
However, the reality is it's said to be more like a Christmas list for big business.
Lawyers said the sticky substance was big business for crooks who were swiping up to pounds 800-worth of the stuff to send back to Romania, where it has effectively become a form of currency.
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This country is run, through politicians, for big business. Why bother voting?
It's pointless, the person you elect has his/her orders, handed down from big business, which later rewards them with a position in their or some equally profitable business.
Kishwar says small and big business should work together to forge economic growth