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Big Four

[¦big ¦fȯr]
(astronomy)
A group of large asteroids including Ceres, Pallas, Vesta, and Juno, the first four that were discovered.
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The last Big Six proposal offered a very modest reduction in sanctions in exchange for Iran ending all enrichment to 20 percent, shipping current stocks of 20 percent fuel out of the country, and closure of the small enrichment plant at Fordo.
The report said that if the Big Six energy companies were to abandon building new renewable energy sources such as wind power and forged ahead with new fossil fuel plants in order to bridge the looming energy gap, householders would see rises in bills.
Industry regulator Ofgem yesterday repeated its concerns that the greedy Big Six were not passing on lower wholesale costs.
When the big six power companies appeared in front of MPs yesterday they whined that green taxes, transport costs - everything except their multi-million profits - were to blame for 10 per cent price rises.
The United States--and other members of the Big Six--have long complained that the Islamic Republic has never responded to the Big Six proposal made last February to Iran.
The prosecution was believed to be the first of its kind against one of the big six energy firms.
He now joins the ranks of politicians and civil servants convinced the GM genie, conjured up by the Big Six, will feed the world.
OTCBB: EFSF) announced today that laboratory testing confirmed that the Big Six Germicidal product kills with 100% efficacy "Black Mold," whose clinical name is Stachybotrys chartarum.
An energy price war could be sparked as consumers, fed up with soaring energy bills, desert the Big Six suppliers and find cut-price deals with industry minnows instead.
MPs yesterday demanded watchdogs get tough with the big six energy firms.
Strategically planned growth, long hours and a dedication to "doing what's best for the firm" has Mitchell, Titus prepared and poised to challenge the Big Six accounting firms (Arthur Anderson & Co.
Price Waterhouse assisted Shell's Commercial Products Organization and is the only Big Six consulting firm actively engaged by companies to implement the German firm's petroleum operations software.