10 foreign-owned 'American' brands

Each of these products, buildings or businesses is rooted in the United States and has become a part of the common cultural fabric.

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Oct 19, 2012 10:02PM
so, do any of these companies pay corporate tax in the US?
Oct 26, 2012 7:07PM

Thanks for the info.



Oct 26, 2012 7:20PM
As Americans we need to seek to buy American goods from American companies first and then American goods with ownership in other countries.  Consumers need to be more vigilant.
Oct 26, 2012 8:56PM

Depressing.  How would you even know these were foreign companies?

I paid a lot extra to get Firestone tires on my tractor because I wanted USA.

This is really depressing.

Oct 29, 2012 6:53AM
Even if it costs a little more, we all need to try to buy AMERICAN made products.
Oct 26, 2012 8:30PM
never another 7 11 purchase..go to mom and pop stop and rob's
Oct 26, 2012 8:53PM
Oct 29, 2012 8:46AM

Sorry, but I don't see any of these as being a reason why I should switch brands.  Most of them still MAKE their products in America, and hire Americans to produce and sell them.  How many American jobs would be lost if we boycotted them?  How many U.S. companies send their stuff out to be made in other countries?  There's no difference.  We are truly a GLOBAL economy and relay on GLOBAL trade.  There's no country that could be an island unto itself any more.


Oct 26, 2012 6:14PM

Mr. HelmetRod.

Of Course they do pay taxes. As the matter of fact, there are 100s of foreign corporations

like Sanofi from France, Nestle from Switzerland, BASF, BMW, Bayer, Siemans, VW, Turner Construction from Germany, this is just a small list.

Unlike General Electric, these companies pay taxes in addition to providing jobs in the US.

By the way, Merck owned by Germans, and US government cofiscated in 1917. Skype used to own by Estonian company, and bought by Microsoft a couple of years ago.

Oct 26, 2012 8:12PM
Yet we wonder where the jobs have gone? Mergers and take overs have pretty much eliminated or reduced a companies labor force. Redundant jobs gone and nothing to replace them. 
Oct 26, 2012 9:05PM
Oct 26, 2012 8:28PM
never another alka seltzer...I'll do arm  hammer baking soda
Oct 26, 2012 8:51PM
I havn't bought firestone since the 721 blew up on me on hwy 89 back in 84
Oct 26, 2012 5:55PM
Oct 29, 2012 6:52AM
it is too bad the the USA has had to sell off itself to outside countries.
Oct 26, 2012 10:47PM

It is hard to be upset with foreign "owned" companies, when the emply US workers. Yes, they pay taxes, unlike some of our millionairs, who contribute to the Arts or someother writeoff. I'm so indifferent on this election, due to what is taking place. Neither one of these politicos, should be running the US. But, you should vote for someone....Mickey Mouse has a nice ring to it.

Oct 29, 2012 9:25AM
those intersection cameras that send you traffic tickets in the mail are based in Australia. they install it and maintain it for 50% of the fine/revenue intake. FYI
Oct 29, 2012 4:37AM

What about Levi's and Harley Davidson?


Both are iconic American brands that are no longer Made In America.

Oct 26, 2012 11:09PM
There are over 3000 7-11's in Bangkok. The village I live in, has 5, 2 of them across the street from each other. The spicy chicken steak burger is very good.
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