Big Three

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Big Three

The three largest automobile firms in the United States: General Motors, Chrysler, and Ford. Historically, their performance was considered an indicator of the performance of the wider American economy.

Big Three

A widely used reference to the three major automobile manufacturers in the United States: Chrysler Division of DaimlerChrysler, Ford, and General Motors.
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It may be mentioned here that after Zaka's removal from the PCB as chairman, incumbent chairman Najam Sethi voted in favour of the Big Three and in return he signed an agreement with the BCCI that both the countries would resume bilateral cricket, which has been suspended since the last decade due to political issues between the two governments.
The submission also shows that the big three US carriers have gained more than $70 billion in benefits from US government authorities, and through legal processes such as Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganisation, over the last 15 years.
The Pakistan's cricket fraternity also feels the PCB should not to fall in the Big Three trap.
He believes the category will benefit in the long run by Big Tobacco because the big three can devote a substantial amount of resources, previously unavailable, to market e-cigarettes; raise public awareness about the product; and conduct "important research into the safety and effectiveness of electronic cigarettes that can help inform the development of rational public policy regarding these products.
Specifically, they aimed to ban the agencies from rating some of the products of financial institutions the big three were perceivably rubberstamping.
Now, auto industry analysts might say that's great, but the Big Three need to cut down on the number of parts they produce.
car market would still be in play for the Big Three even as they struggle to remain solvent, the 7% who are much less willing to buy from them at this time, though a small proportion of the total, represents potentially millions of buyers.
Some quarter of a million people are directly employed with the Big Three, and there is precedent here.
By the mid-1960s and early 1970s, management of the Big Three had shifted from the car people to "numbers guys," who were more interested in squeezing every possible penny of profit from the vehicles.
The fate of the Big Three is being closely monitored as their business survival is likely to affect the U.
On Tuesday, the Big Three delivered their plans to Capitol Hill and laid out their future prospects.
Additionally, the Big Three are vital to national security, supplying important military transportation assets.