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 23, 2012 4:04AM
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And if any of this surprises you, you've been living in a cave! The people running American companies would sell their momma if they could get half a dollar for her.
Oct 23, 2012 5:02AM
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Why can't we have the simple solution (President Obama) of all American owned companies, who also have its factories and workers on U.S. soil put on their products owned by and operated in the USA.  I would gladly choose American made first in many cases. It would also be helpful if all imported goods were required to list where the product is manufactured and what country owns the company.  Let Americans choose freely, but give them the information they need to make an informed decision.
Oct 23, 2012 6:17AM
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Can you make these articles in list form as well as a slide show?  A list is quicker to read .  Thanks.
Oct 23, 2012 5:04AM
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These brands are what I thought to be all american brands and it turns out its foreign, so I guess this country belongs to the foreigners they make all our products own a lot of our large brands.  Americans the consumers are the idiots that live in this little play ground we call the USA buying up everything while someone else over seas is getting rich while where getting deeper in dept.
Oct 23, 2012 5:42AM
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America, the only country that allows non citizens to own land.
Oct 23, 2012 7:27AM
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You have Anheuser Busch on this list, but you don't have Coors or Miller.  Anheuser Busch was the last BIG American brewer to be bought by a foreign company, but it is the most publicized because of how big and recognizable Budweiser is.  Miller was purchased by SAB-South African Brewers and Coors was purchased by Molson-Canadian way before AB was purchased.  Many people do not know about Miller and Coors being owned by foreign companies because there is and was no publicity about these 2 being purchased by foreign companies.
Oct 23, 2012 8:02AM
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Support Americans buy micro'brews...
Oct 23, 2012 6:00AM
Oct 23, 2012 8:55AM
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Excuse me Obama people but you can not have your cake and eat it too. Either you want to tax the crap out of the rich, make companies pay big time for your social programs of which they receive nothing in return or you don't? If you do then why would they want to stay here and operate in the USA under that. We charge them the highest tax rate in the western world and then wonder why they don't want to do business here. If you could go to work at the same job across the street and make the same money but pay  $3500 less in taxes would you do it? Of course you would and you would like the freedom to do so I imagine. The lack of that freedom is something called Communism and I see people wanting it more and more everyday and maybe they should take a good hard look at what it is they are wanting and what is the result of it. The result is communism in one form or another and a lack of freedom for someone, be it a company or whatever. Sooner or later that lack of freedom comes around to YOU. Think about it. 
Oct 23, 2012 7:13AM
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Wise up people. We live in a global economy. To trace the soarce of every item sold would take a lifetime. Car parts, electronics, clothing. pharmacy items, etc., are made all over the world and sold here in the US. A close check would probably prove that there is no such thing as a 100% american made product.
Oct 23, 2012 6:09AM
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If they're manufactured here, employ workers here, what does it matter who owns it? Because the profits may go overseas? What's the difference between that and domestic owners who take the profits and bank overseas, such as the Caymans?
Oct 23, 2012 7:18AM
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This is depressing but in the world of business it occurs every single day.  As companies acquire one another it is merely for profitability and expansion.  Do not tell me you would not sell your company for 5 billion dollars; especially if it is in the red and in debt.  It is no-brainer.  Nevertheless I am  PROUD AMERICAN which I support 100%.  Looks like I will be switching brands!
Oct 23, 2012 6:47AM
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If they are listed on one of the exchanges then they are owned by people all over the world.  Their headquarters maybe in a foreign country but it depends who owns the shares in these companies. 
Oct 23, 2012 4:03AM
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But if you stop and think, all of the home brewed companies have been bought out buy foreigners and are now considered foreign OWNED.
Oct 23, 2012 8:30AM
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American made products are in foreign countries too.

 

 

Oct 23, 2012 7:07AM
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Freedom is gone forced to be sheep!!!!!
Oct 23, 2012 8:23AM
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As long as people are willing to send jobs overseas for a profit ... thank you Mitt Romney ... they will do it and not think twice about it. In America, profit is far more important than anything else and if that means putting America up for sale ... much in the same way corporate America is trying to buy this election ... they will do it.

Maybe instead of kissing the butts of these corporate raiders, we should slap them down. Maybe instead of praising people who send jobs overseas, we should punish them for betraying America. If we don't stop worshiping big business in this country, pretty soon this entire county ... government and all ... we will outsourced.

Oct 23, 2012 11:12AM
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to ParadoxLD, and get free medical, food stamps, a drivers license, work for dollars and not pay taxes or into social security they can draw, etc, etc, etc. The politicians need to be reigned in also. They need to live by the same rules as the people that vote them in. Let the voters say when they get a raise, when they are voted out, their pay stops and they have to live off of their investments they made from ripping the middle class off, or better yet GET A REAL JOB. 
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