Jed Graham cautions against unnecessarily swift recession at Investor's business Daily.
CORNISH: Now, what about some of the other business people Romney is spotlighting?
The current gloom is no more realistic than late 1990s euphoria and will fade with the turn of the business cycle.
You also can make the case that Santorum had no business finishing at the top.
They worked with the business communities, too, on joint business ventures.
Harriet's climbing was not so rapid as to make her dizzy; but business was coming.
You don't have to be Mr. William Wisenham to do business with him.
The idea of your bein' troubled all this time by that snorin' business or whatever 'tis.
Now don't get suspicious, and tell me to mind my own business when I ask you questions.
"Doane gone to San Francisco on business of the firm," it said.
Old English bisignes (Northumbrian) "care, anxiety, occupation," from bisig "careful, anxious, busy, occupied, diligent" (see busy (adj.)) + -ness. Middle English sense of "state of being much occupied or engaged" (mid-14c.) is obsolete, replaced by busyness.
Sense of "a person's work, occupation" is first recorded late 14c. (in late Old English bisig (adj.) appears as a noun with the sense "occupation, state of employment"). Meaning "what one is about at the moment" is from 1590s. Sense of "trade, commercial engagements" is first attested 1727. In 17c. it also could mean "sexual intercourse." Modern two-syllable pronunciation is 17c.
Business card first attested 1840; business letter from 1766. Business end "the practical or effective part" (of something) is American English, by 1874. Phrase business as usual attested from 1865. To mean business "be intent on serious action" is from 1856. To mind (one's) own business is from 1620s. Johnson's dictionary also has busiless "At leisure; without business; unemployed."