parent company love


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A company that controls or owns another company or companies.

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  • n. A company that owns or controls another company.


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  • The appointment, which is effective February 1, was announced by Steve Newhouse, who runs digital strategy for Advance Publications, the parent company of Parade.


  • It began to sell franchises to entrepreneurs as far away as Chicago, who operated under the Blockbuster name, had access to Blockbuster-developed promotional and marketing campaigns, and paid a percentage of their gross revenue to the parent company as a royalty for the use of the name.

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  • United Technologies Corp. is the parent company of jet engine manufacturer Pratt &

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  • A local private-equity firm that started with dollar funds is Hony, founded in 2003 and sponsored by technology-and-investment conglomerate Legend Holdings Ltd., which is also the parent company of PC-maker Lenovo Group.

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  • Studio-based independent labels will often buy theatrical rights to English-speaking territories where the parent company has preexisting, lucrative TV output deals, giving them a leg up over true independents, who have to start from scratch.

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  • In the case of the Krim and Benjamin team, certain policies set down by the parent company were so unsettling that, in 1978, they left United Artists and established Orion Pictures.

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  • I am currently the chairman of Fox Filmed Entertainment FFE, the parent company of Twentieth Century Fox film studio.

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  • The walnut research at the Northmoor Trust is sponsored by Jaguar, who seem only too eager, like their parent company Ford, to prove their environmental concern.


  • But Steve Ross saw the potential in the expanding world of entertainment, mixed movies with music and television to great success, changed the parent company name to Warner Communications, and merged it with Time Inc. in 1989 to form Time Warner Inc. News Corporation bought Twentieth Century Fox in 1985.

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