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  • Asked about the unit's market position, which one analyst described as an "800-pound gorilla" before the financial crisis, Mr. Benmosche quipped: "I would say we are about 780 pounds and on our way back."

    At AIG, Silence Is Now Olden

  • Even 800-pound gorillas have to watch where they step.

    Underlying Oracle's Growth Are Questions

  • "Can the U.S. players as a group go up against some 800-pound gorillas in the sector?" says Oliver Hazimeh , head of the electric-vehicle transportation practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers's PRTM consulting group.

    Battery Companies in Need of a Boost

  • You brain, John adds, "is the 800-pound gorilla you're fighting every single day, whether you're trying to lose weight, change the relationship you're in, make more money, grow your business" -- or become THE hot new author of 2012.

    Arielle Ford: Authors, Here's Your Brain on Success

  • So, the bottom line here is that the heat-trapping effect of CO2 is the 800-pound gorilla in climate change.

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  • All are warily eyeing the 800-pound gorilla in the room, Amazon.com Inc., which is making an ever bolder effort to pull customers away from malls and reshape the retailing industry.

    Holiday Fear Mixed in With Cheer

  • Is it not possible that the Pakistani generals regard us as a major nuisance, out of sync with their fundamental geopolitical interests, one that will shortly be going away and letting them get back to the 800-pound gorilla?

    The U.S. Isn't at the Center of Pakistan's World View

  • MSNBC -- and NBC -- couldn't be taken seriously as long as Olbermann was the 800-pound gorilla in the room, jumping up and down and rattling the cage.

    Keith Olbermann's departure

  • It's like an 800-pound gorilla that might not have the intended effect of supporting democracy.

    State Dept. taps Twitter to reach Iranians

  • So, the bottom line here is that the heat-trapping effect of CO2 is the 800-pound gorilla in climate change.

    Books

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