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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Madhu Kishwar, on the other hand, is a little sceptical on what big business can really achieve and says it kowtows to corrupt politicians and can barely look after itself.
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Or will he allow big business to weigh in and influence his decision?
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What big business sees as their rights over the rest of the world is cause for dismay and consternation.
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Interline business is big business for us--selling on other airlines is big business," Garcia says.
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