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  The Influence of Big Business on the Rise of Adolf Hitler...
The objective of this thesis is to analyze the various interpretations and arguments by historians on the issue of big business' role in Hitler's eventual dictatorship and the debates that ensued, as well as to determine the significance of big business' influence on Hitler's rise to power.
Big businessmen had become disillusioned with the SPD and would hardly support the communists so that, by 1932, big business was forced to narrow its support to three conservative choices.
Hitler and Nazism, Dick Geary argues that the role of big business in the political vying of 1932 and early 1933 was not as significant as the influence the military and agricultural interests had on Hindenburg and his decisions.
www.geocities.com /mdbergmann/bigbusiness.htm   (6653 words)

 Big Business - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Big business is usually used as a pejorative reference to the significant economic and political power which large and powerful corporations (especially multinational corporations), are capable of wielding.
The term "Big Business" first came into use in a symbolic sense subsequent to the American Civil War, particularly after 1880, in connection with the combination movement that began in American business at that time.
Certain banking houses have generally been acknowledged to be "big" not so much because of the size of their resources as because of the influence their members could exert on many companies and in many fields of activity.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Big_Business   (585 words)

 The Death of Big Business
OK, perhaps "the news of its death has been greatly exaggerated" and big business is still going to be around for a bit but there are some challenges in the market place which big business hasn't been able to meet.
Even with massive down-sizing in the bureaucracy of big businesses, the percentage of the customer's payment which goes to the person doing the work is still very low.
When the best people work outside of big business because they can earn more, are more able to fulfill their needs and are able to offer a better product at a lower price, big business is toast unless they address and solve these problems.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/small_business/24014   (451 words)

 NCPA - Opinion Editorial - Big Business Benefits From Regulation
Big businesses hate government regulation because it prevents them from making large profits.
Enron is a big business that gave campaign contributions to the Republican Party.
Sure, businesses like the free market just fine when they gain from it, but they abandon all pretense of consistency the instant they think they will be hurt by it or would benefit from government regulation.
www.ncpa.org /edo/bb/2002/bb032702.html   (870 words)

 Big Business (1988)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
"Big Business" is a hilarious, stylish comedy starring Bette Midler and Lily Tomlin as two sets of twins mixed at birth.
The comedy in "Big Business" is constant with its sight gags and humor ranging from cheery and campy to slick and nicely sophisticated.
"Big Business" is delightful, and a comedy that's hard to outsnake when it comes to laughter.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0094739   (547 words)

 Big Business
Its chief role was to accelerate business expansion, particularly the growth of railroads.
At the turn of the twentieth century, almost everyone -- business critics and supporters alike -- thought bigness in business was both inevitable and good.
Business interests pushed for and obtained the Federal Trade Commission Act, which authorized a five-bureaucrat panel to declare "unfair" methods of competition illegal.
batr.org /verity/id9.html   (1508 words)

 alphaWorks : Business Integration for Games : Overview
By partitioning business logic, with all its inherent complexity and weight, outside of the game logic, game developers can be free to concentrate on the areas of game development that matter to them -- making good game play and design.
The business logic is of paramount importance to the success of online games: A sustainable business model for the gaming industry, the flexibility to design and refine it outside of the game development, and even the game's life cycle are all critical.
This business logic connects the game to Web services, allowing new content to be dynamically located and made available, payments to be co-ordinated, items to be traded between players, and secure messages to be passed between games and IBM's e-business environment.
www.alphaworks.ibm.com /tech/big   (579 words)

 Business - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The etymology of "business" refers to the state of being busy, in the context of the individual as well as the community or society.
Business that have gone "public" are subject to extremely detailed and complicated regulation about their internal governance (such as how executive officers' compensation is determined) and when and how information is disclosed to the public and their shareholders.
Business owners often refer to their plan of disposing of the business as an "exit plan." Common exit plans include IPOs, MBOs and mergers with other businesses.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Business   (2440 words)

 Big Business
The conditions that allow Big Business to dominate the economy, result from the lack of real competition.
The undeniable record of Big Business is one of domination over the economy for the enrichment of elites.
Since President George is busy consummating the relationship with Ariel, Soros must lump both together in order to attack the Bush administration.
batr.org /markets/bigbusiness.html   (1617 words)

 Big business warily eyes Supreme Court opening - Jul. 8, 2005
Businesses would "go from losing somebody (O'Connor) they love 95 percent of the time to losing somebody (Rehnquist) they love 100 percent of the time," said Goldstein.
When it came to business disputes, Justice O'Connor was a friend of corporate America on at least two critical issues -- limiting court-awarded monetary penalties and ruling that federal law trumps state law.
But the unanimous decision was a big loss for the technology industry, which does not want to be responsible for copyright infringement from use of its gadgets or software.
money.cnn.com /2005/07/08/news/fortune500/supremecourt_vacancy   (1350 words)

 CNBC - BIG BROTHER, BIG BUSINESS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Driving habits are being recorded; employees are monitored, shoppers and diners are observed and analyzed; internet searches are saved and used as evidence in court.
It is big business that collects most of the data about us.
BIG BROTHER, BIG BUSINESS takes an enlightening and sometimes disturbing look at how the growth of the information society may be eroding the freedoms many people take for granted.
www.cnbcbigbrother.com /index.html   (94 words)

 Big Business 5.1.2 – Mac OS X – VersionTracker   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Big Business is a business management solution that integrates four critical business functions--sales, purchasing, inventory, and accounting eliminating redundancy, automating workflow, and increasing productivity by centralizing important data in a single system that can grow as companies expand.
Business owners can start with the single-user version and then move to the multi-user version and add users as their companies grow.
Big Business 5.1.2 is being posted with more changes to avoid problems.
www.versiontracker.com /dyn/moreinfo/macosx/652   (528 words)

 CNN.com - Big week for big business - Mar 11, 2005
Business has certainly been the chief business of the Congress this year.
"We've had great results in the business community with the passage of class action and with bankruptcy reform," said Peter Lawson, director of Congressional and Public Affairs in the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
The big items on the Senate agenda this year are Social Security and judicial nominations.
www.cnn.com /2005/ALLPOLITICS/03/11/big.business   (465 words)

 Big Business Loves Government by John Stossel - HUMAN EVENTS
"[B]ig business and big government prosper from the perception that they are rivals instead of partners (in plunder).
He's the author of a new book, "The Big Ripoff: How Big Business and Big Government Steal Your Money." Carney's book shows that government and business are not antagonists but allies.
More than that, it provides big business something it can't have in the free market: the power to restrict competition by force.
www.humanevents.com /article.php?id=17247   (578 words)

 Technology news and opportunities - Business 2.0 on CNNMoney
Business 2.0's Chris Taylor highlights the most significant innovations, events and launches planned for the new year.
We asked the brightest minds in business how they do what they do better than anyone else - and how you can cash in on their advice in the year ahead.
As Big Oil celebrates a huge election victory in California, Chevron's chief technologist talks about the end of oil, new energy sources, and the $4 billion tax voters shot down.
money.cnn.com /magazines/business2   (1833 words)

 People-Powered Politics vs. Big Business
In the 2004 elections, spending by Big Business accounted for a whopping $1.22 billion, more than 23 times the contributions working families made through their unions, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.
The 2004 election contributions by corporate special interests represent a quantum jump over the 2002 elections, when Big Business political spending out-distanced the contributions working families made through their unions by 12-to-1.
That advantage translated to $62 million from working families, compared with $709 million from Big Business, according to an analysis of data from the Federal Election Commission.
www.aflcio.org /issues/politics/bigbusiness.cfm   (237 words)

 The Business-Government Alliance by Murray N. Rothbard
Especially when everyone knew that such government intervention as tariffs or import quotas on steel, for instance, were lobbied for, neither by altruists nor by the brainwashed guilt-ridden, but by steel manufacturers anxious to secure their profits from more efficient foreign competition.
McQuaid’s blindness to the role of direct economic interest in these matters is demonstrated by his discussion of the crucial role of business leaders in drafting and pushing through the Marshall Plan in 1948.
There is no mention of the fact that most of the Marshall Plan’s strongest business supporters were export manufacturers or their bankers, who would of course become the principal beneficiaries of foreign aid.
www.lewrockwell.com /rothbard/rothbard99.html   (1151 words)

 The Complete Management System for small business
Big Business was created to meet these needs and more.
Big Business was re-created for Windows, offering a Windows accounting software solution as simple and elegant as Mac software.
Big Business continues to support the latest versions of the MacOS and Windows, offering users a choice and the flexibility of a mixed environment.
www.bigbusiness.com /welcome.html   (179 words)

 Big Business - Moviefone
Synopsis: Not a remake of the classic Laurel and Hardy 2-reel silent of the same name, Big Business was an early entry in 20th Century-Fox's Jones Family...
Big Business (1988) Big Business on IMDb: Movies, TV, Celebs, and more...
Big Business Movie -The 80s Rewind « Big Business -The 1988 comedy movie featuring Bette Midler and Lily Tomlin at the award winning 80s Movies Rewind.
movies.aol.com /movie/big-business/1084493/main   (155 words)

 Big Business 5.1.2 - MacUpdate
Big Business combines sales automation, a marketing database, contact management, inventory tracking, and full-featured accounting to run your entire company.
Big Business 5.1.2 Server for Mac OS X. Big Business 5.0.9 Server for Mac OS 9.2.2.
Big Business 5.0.9 Client for Mac OS 9.2.2.
www.macupdate.com /info.php/id/11633   (415 words)

 Big Business and Technology Expo :: (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.unc.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
With all due respect to Major League Baseball, the real thing to catch is whatever is in the business water of Utah County.
At The Big Business and Technology Expo you'll find out.
In an era of e-mails and faxes, great face-to-face business has become more scarce and yet more valuable.
www.uvexpo.com.cob-web.org:8888 /biztechshow   (197 words)

 Big Business
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www.shopping.com /xGS-Big_Business   (557 words)

 Small business accounting software for Mac and Windows including multi-user servers.
Big Business is software for growing small businesses.
Big Business integrates key business functions including sales, inventory, and accounting.
If you're just starting small, there are several small business packages that work for countless small businesses.
www.bigbusiness.com   (112 words)

 Can open source win big business? | CNET News.com (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.unc.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Getting Fortune 500 companies to adopt open source would be a lot easier if open-source advocates put their business hats on, say executives of Sun and MySQL.
Chief information officers at companies are "going to be really conservative," Cattell said, adding that businesses aren't going to adopt the latest open-source technology until they see major vendors support and endorse it.
He predicted that open-source database software will eventually reach a tipping point in terms of adoption by big business, much the same way Linux did.
news.com.com.cob-web.org:8888 /2100-1012-996568.html   (551 words)

 USATODAY.com - Schools take a lesson from big business (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.unc.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Yet since DuPont introduced decentralization to business nearly 90 years ago, large companies have stumbled across few ideas that have better withstood the test of time.
"When I was principal of a big high school in Los Angeles, I never saw the damn phone bill," unless asked to reprimand someone for making "bizarre calls to Afghanistan," says Michael O'Sullivan, president of the Associated Administrators of Los Angeles, a union for principals.
Educators such as Duffy find decentralization one more business intrusion on schools when "the Delphis, the Enrons, the WorldComs" prove that business is far from the perfect role model.
www.usatoday.com.cob-web.org:8888 /money/companies/management/2006-03-08-principals-cover-usat_x.htm   (1641 words)

 Federal Subsidies Turn Farms Into Big Business - washingtonpost.com (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.unc.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The transformation of the family farm from a small, self-contained business to a complex, technology-driven enterprise is seen today in a rapidly changing rural landscape dominated by larger and wealthier farms.
"It seems as though conventional agricultural policy is to get big or get out," said Traci Bruckner, a policy analyst at the Center for Rural Affairs in Lyons, Neb., which works to preserve small farms and rural communities.
The 580 acres where Oswald grows corn and soybeans straddle a gravel road on the outskirts of Cleghorn, a rural farming community.
www.washingtonpost.com.cob-web.org:8888 /wp-dyn/content/article/2006/12/20/AR2006122001591_pf.html   (2339 words)

 Big Business - Major Business (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.unc.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
As a student of big businesses, I am always fascinated by how these businesses take birth, flourish and continue to prosper.
Learn from the mistakes that some of these big businesses have made.
This is an e-book that will enlighten you on the most major business concepts.
www.major-business.com.cob-web.org:8888   (98 words)

 Ex-Pelosi chief of staff: Dems to target big business - Atlanta Business Chronicle: (via CobWeb/3.1 ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Corporations also will have less access to lawmakers than in previous years, as Pelosi is expected to slap strict new rules on lobbyists to eliminate the "culture of corruption" Democrats claim Republicans allowed to grow under their leadership.
To counter the coming storm, Crawford and Spulak suggest businesses ramp up their public relations efforts in order to get equal time for their arguments in the media.
When not directly attacking big business, Democrats will push for an increase in the minimum wage, altering the alternative minimum tax to benefit the middle class, more government-run health care, stem cell research and environmental issues, according to the panel.
atlanta.bizjournals.com.cob-web.org:8888 /atlanta/stories/2006/11/27/daily20.html   (699 words)

 Big Business - AOL Music
Big Business on IMDb: Movies, TV, Celebs, and more...
During the rise of big business in the late nineteeth century, long run factors contributing the consolidation of businesses included technological changes...
Download, listen and watch Big Business music, mp3's, song lyrics, music videos, Internet radio, live performances, concerts, and more on AOL Music.
music.aol.com /artist/big-business/664026/main   (100 words)

 Amazon.com: Big Business: DVD: Bette Midler,Lily Tomlin,Fred Ward,Edward Herrmann,Michele Placido,Daniel Gerroll,Barry ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The dizzy nurse on duty accidentally mixes the twins unbeknown to the parents.
Our story flashes forward to the 1980s where the mismatched sets of twins are about to cross paths following a big business deal to closedown the Jupiter Hollow factory.
Big Business will keep you coming back for a great does of monkey business!!
www.amazon.com /Big-Business-Bette-Midler/dp/B000065V3L   (955 words)

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