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 26, 2012 8:56PM
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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 26, 2012 8:53PM
Oct 26, 2012 8:53PM
Oct 26, 2012 8:51PM
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I havn't bought firestone since the 721 blew up on me on hwy 89 back in 84
Oct 26, 2012 8:50PM
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it wasn't when I was raising my kids..nut their gone...so who cares
Oct 26, 2012 8:30PM
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never another 7 11 purchase..go to mom and pop stop and rob's
Oct 26, 2012 8:29PM
Oct 26, 2012 8:28PM
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never another alka seltzer...I'll do arm  hammer baking soda
Oct 26, 2012 8:12PM
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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 8:01PM
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You forgot a major one-Cerebus a canadian holding company, who along with Fiat, own the Jeep (as well as dodge and Chrysler)brand which is the second most recognized brand in the world.  Interesting that our US bailout money saved a canadian company....
Oct 26, 2012 7:20PM
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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 7:07PM
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Thanks for the info.

 

BUY AMERICAN!!

Oct 26, 2012 6:38PM
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The brewery is in St Louis Missouri.
Oct 26, 2012 6:14PM
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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 5:55PM
Oct 19, 2012 10:02PM
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so, do any of these companies pay corporate tax in the US?
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