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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Feb 9, 2013 11:06AM
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Do not forget Burger King, that it is now Brazilian!!!
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Funny.........I couldn't help but notice that many of these companies either are or were successful American corporations that have been PURCHASED by overseas investors. Most if not all still employ quite a few Americans so while some of the profits may benifit those that own it elsewhere when we buy these products they still keep Americans working during these rough times.

 

With that said I too would RATHER buy from an American owned and operated company where the products are made here instead of overseas. I truly hope that the trend to make things here continues to improve.  Here are some PARTIAL links to made in USA items there are many more out there:)

 ttp://www.allamericanstore.us/ , ttp://madeinusaforever.com/ , ttp://www.bing.com/search?q=Products+Made+in+USA&FORM=R5FD4  just add an h at the beginning:)

 

Dec 3, 2012 9:17AM
Dec 2, 2012 10:10PM
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I want to stop buy that from that coperation, but sometime I have no choice. maybe you don't have that exspirence yet, I hope sometime in the near future you understand/ exspirence it.
Dec 2, 2012 10:05PM
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Yes, i can work $2.00/H ,unless you make every thing going cheap like others countries. Thanks riches ****.
Dec 2, 2012 5:43PM
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Aske not what your country can do for you, but what you can do about it. That alone should ring a bell or two.
Dec 2, 2012 4:02PM
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any one of you would like to work for $3.00 per hour?? work 40 - 50 hours a week, including weekends, have a family of 5, feed them and pay rent. oh.. on top of that afford pay social security and taxes?? any takers?
Dec 2, 2012 2:58PM
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The question is, what can we, as ordinary Americans, do about this?  For a start, but only for a start, try to purchase products that indicate that they are made in the USA.  At least, let's help keep our fellow Americans employed.  This, however, is easier said than done.  If I am in the market for something, I have to hunt high and  low to find such an item made here.  However, this is a growing grass roots movement.  Businesses are catching on.  They are starting to move a few jobs back here.  If we stop buying these foreign made products and buy American, we will create demand for American made products.  That is a start.
Dec 2, 2012 2:47PM
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How many more countries can businesses run too ??????. They ran to Japan--To Taiwan. South Korea, Vietnam, etc. and now China---Who will be next ?????. Any country that can sell to the United States and as long as we can afford to buy ( The afford to Buy is the BIG question) is the answer. And when that happens , the companies will move everything to other countries, where the CEO and everyone is dictated as to what , how and when . they will be paid. Have a good day!!!!!
Dec 2, 2012 2:07PM
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Funny you should say that American education is inferior to foreign nations, because if it is why do most of those foreigners come here to go to collage? Interesting.
Dec 2, 2012 2:05PM
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MOST AMERICANS CAN NOT AFFORD TO BUY ONLY MADE IN AMERICA PRODUCTS BECAUSE WE DONT MAKE ENOUGH MONEY. I MYSELF SHOP AT WALMART BECAUSE THAT IS WHAT I CAN AFFORD I WISH IT WASNT TRUE I HATE WALMART FOR WHAT THEY DO AND STAND FOR IM STUCK IN BETWEEN A ROCK AND A HARD PLACE. WALMART CAN AFFORD TO HAVE THE LOWEST PRICES BECAUSE OF THE SWEAT SHOPS OVER SEAS...SOME TEN YEAR OLD IS MAKING ARE CRAP WE BUY THERE AND ITS BARELY PUTTING FOOD IN THERE MOULTHS..BUT THEY DO IT SO THEY CAN MAKE A LIVING...AND WE BUY THE FOREIGN PRODUCTS BECAUSE WE ARE FORCED TO  BECAUSE OUR EMPLOYERS DONT PAY WHAT IT COST TO LIVE  IN AMERICAthe real problem...we need higher rate of pay......prices are going up but our pay is still the same....LETS TALK ABOUT THAT!!!!!!!!!!!!
Dec 2, 2012 12:19PM
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So I guess it's Juan Hancock now.lol
Dec 2, 2012 11:37AM
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We have a write to know these things. If a produce is made in the United States but owned by a company out side the United States that product should have to put that on the label as well. We the people of the United States Have the write to know these things.  That is why mdse was forced to put on their labels where they were made, so as we could not only know where it was made but also know where our money was going. There are enough people in America like Warren Beauty, Opera Winfrey and so many others that could buy these companies and truly keep them America owned. 

Dec 2, 2012 11:31AM
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Budweiser is not a American madewas originted in Czechoslovakia in Ceske Budejovice sorry .
Dec 2, 2012 9:56AM
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The sad truth is that most CEOs and boards stopped caring about the long term in planning their business strategy and focus in the next months bottom line. They sell out to the lowest common denominator: greed. The most telling example of this was an article and editorial in the St. Louis Post Dispatch about a local CEO of a MAJOR company who had just received a businessman of the year award from the local business alliance.  A short time before this award he had made the comment that he would never hire another American worker at his company and only planned to expand  the overseas hiring of workers at pennies on the dollar. This CEO made over $50,000.00 every day before noon, yet in his wisdom decided that anyone who did the actual WORK that helped to pay that ridiculous salary was not worthy of that figure for an entire years worth of their life as an employee. When people of that caliber , integrity, and foresight are running our major companies, the bottom line will look good for a few months or years, but the destruction of the American middle class is a side effect that all of America is already feeling in the erosion of the base of the taxes that fund our way of life. I would bet that this same CEO is one of the many who pays a much lower tax rate than the same people who work for him that he is bent on eliminating. In my opinion this man is guilty of treason against this country that gave him the opportunity to rise to such a position of not only power and responsibility to the shareholders but also to his employees and this country. But like the scum on Wall Street that took our economy to the brink to line their own pockets, what they did was for the most part not illegal , but most certainly IMMORAL. To anyone who would like to read the above mentioned article, the author is Bill McClelland and I believe the CEO was head of Emerson Electric.
Nov 24, 2012 10:43AM
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looks like in know what products NOT to purchase anylonger (oh, never go to 7-11, to much of a rip off anyway)
Nov 24, 2012 9:45AM
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Business is business, there is no right or wrong and definitely no "patriotism". The worst part is those filthy rich "Americans" gave up their U.S. Citizenship just to avoid paying Taxes. Our national debt will go higher and higher because we are not only selling our companies, we are selling our country!
Nov 24, 2012 8:21AM
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Buy American!
Check here first before buying anything:
http://www.madeinusa.org/
http://americansworking.com/
http://www.madeinamericabuyamerican.com/products-made-in-america.html
http://www.stillmadeinusa.com/
http://madeinusaforever.com/
Nov 24, 2012 8:11AM
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m from Pakistan, and dnt u worrry guys, here we have alot of respect for U. U are leading the world so far and dominating in countles fields, so cheer up.

Nov 23, 2012 5:54PM
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perhaps the flag of the owning country should be put on the product.   could make it easier to discearn if you want to support that country or product.it would be quite the realitycheck. however i dont know how many white flags with a red dot in the center i want to see. it could also teach geography to our shoppers who think paris is only in texas..... but then that might throw us off since walmart is owned here.  a products of origin flag followed by ownership flag etc.....
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