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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Nov 22, 2012 4:48PM
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What a horrible thing to read on Thanksgiving. I think we really need to start being serious about watching out for our country and our culture before it all disappears.
Nov 22, 2012 3:00PM
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America is a .....very diverse cultures.  No where in the world is there a place like America. America has some many different cultures...be it spanish, chinese, european, indian, middle eastern, asian ....black or white.  And, our survival depends on being able to get along with one another. Once any group of nationality or race is single out....with hate...America can fail.
Nov 22, 2012 2:48PM
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Motel 6 is owned by Accord a French company.
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This article made me sick. This is why the world is going to hell, everyone's got their fingers in everyone's purses. As soon as the stock exchange was created the planet started going downhill and it's just going from there. We need a law that if the company started in America it stays owned by Americans and none of this outsourcing crap to other countries. You want employees over in some stinking 3rd world nation then open a branch there and let europe deal with them. I refuse to talk to someone who worships a cow and can barely speak english. Any company who outsources so much as 1 job should have a 200 percent tax increase and lose any government aid they get.
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The ownership of the company IS NOT IMPORTANT, ......... where the product is manufactured and what country the workers  live IS!
Nov 22, 2012 1:57PM
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If you hate these greedy corporations so much stop buying their sh-t. Simple as that!
Nov 22, 2012 1:44PM
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Ya'll forgot WalMart. Owned by communist China. I will bet most posters here can't wait till 8 pm this evening. Head on over and get your dose of communist chinese made trash at walmart. One product of U.S.A. is crooked politicans and lawyers. HAGD suckers!

Nov 22, 2012 11:10AM
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I agree with MyDogandI, big business is the main reason for the floundering US economy. If jobs cannot be outsourced, then businesses resort to hiring part time employees, or pay low wages to workers, while profits soar and CEO pay continues to skyrocket!  It's almost treason!
Nov 22, 2012 8:27AM
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Gee, you mean Governor Romney was telling the truth, after-all...........You bunch of suckers! Obuma snookered you, again! Now, you can go to the back of the unemployment line! No waiting in line for your food stamps.....they'll mail them to you, so you never have to leave the comfort of you're cozy little "fannie mae" house, and your P.C!
Nov 21, 2012 10:52PM
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we became a CHEAP counrty think about it first we bought cheap japan built cars then their motorcycles then their sony tv,s and the list goes on nobody wanted RCA TV,S nobody wanted chevy or ford or dodge anymore toyota datsun and honda is what we wanted shure they were dependable but they weren,t AMERICAN so we opened the door NICE AND WIDE AND THEY MOVED IN AND THE AMERICAN WAY OF LIFE went under the radar untill its too late any one of us who love our BIG SCREEN TV OUR LEXUS OUR NINJA BIKES WE DID IT TO OUR SELVES AND NOW TWINKIES MIGHT HAVE TO BE SMUGGLED OVER THE BORDER WHAT THE HELL DID WE DO
Nov 21, 2012 8:15PM
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It's so sad American innovation becomes another country's profit. I won't at these brands th same anymore and I might just buy the alternative instead.
Nov 3, 2012 3:18PM
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See this is the Republican way of doing business.  This is what Romeny does, close down American plants and sells off the product to China and makes American X-workers train the chinese. 
Nov 3, 2012 1:06PM
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I don't understand... Everyone is mad that some American companies are owned by other countries, but continue to employ Americans. Everyone gets to keep their jobs, yay!

 

Americans are also mad that American owned companies are employing people from a country where the manufacturing or service is provided. We get to buy cheap stuff, yay!

 

I have a really good idea. Let’s all get jobs and buy cheap stuff.

 

As for the debt America is in, not personal debt; that is your responsibility. Tax everything that comes overseas to bring the Cost of Goods Sold for that product up to what it would be if it had been manufactured in America.

 

The trick is that everyone needs to get a job. Even if it’s not the job you want, or even deserve.

 

Oh, and a personal note. If your posting ideas on this and don't have a job, are not retired, or currently going to school. You are the problem. Don't hide behind kids... My sister is a single mother of two, doesn’t collect welfare and works 40 hours a week.

Nov 3, 2012 12:38PM
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What's the Big Deal, Im sure America owns Companys in Foreign Countries also ?
Nov 3, 2012 12:36PM
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Nothing new....this has been going on for 30 years.....intentionally, calculated, and the American public has done absolutely nothing to stop it.
Nov 3, 2012 12:21PM
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Before you get all worked up about companies moving their headquarters offshore, think what you would do if you were running a company and charged with making a profit.  Would you stay here in the U.S. with some of the most onerous regulations and taxation in the world or would you find a healthier climate to do business?  

You want to complain about greed?  Remember that these companies are traded on major stock exchanges and make up a significant portion of 401Ks and pension fund portfolios.  When they make money so do the shareholders, many of which are retirees.  

I would agree that many of the corporate executives are way overpaid but that could be fixed with an executive order by the President.  All he would have to do is order the Federal Trade Commission to require that any company that is publicly traded, post the full compensation for each of it's executives on their web site.  Then, investors and customers could make a decision on whether or not to support that company.  Of course, Obama won't do that since he too gets corporate donations and support (think Solyndra et al).
Nov 3, 2012 12:09PM
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Our overlying financial difficulties are deficit spending and negative balance of payments. It is a simple truth that neither can continue. Sadly, deficit spending will inflict actual economic pain and this is unfairly experienced by lower income groups.

The balance of payments is affected by the overall economic notions of Americans.We go for the best deals, having been trained from childhood. In today's moments of economic time, the best labor deals are overseas, and so that's were we buy our labor - for the construction and assembly of products we desire. This will change, of course, but economic changes are rarely engendered by success; and oncoming necessary changes to our US economy are now engendered by theese financial difficulties we now experience.

As challenging politicians say, "vote for change". And so we do, silently through our wallets, and loudly in the campaigns. The results will be mostly influenced by what we do via our spending procedures.

Nov 3, 2012 11:24AM
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To all working middle class.You have the POWER to stop the greed in this country.STOP buying unnecessary items.Put the PLASTIC away.This will hurt them were it counts.The only place that matters to them in there POCKET.It`s as simple as that.
Nov 3, 2012 11:21AM
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not to worry Romney, drunk with the idea he can make everything work to his liking will fix it.I've been seeing a lot of ads stating how Obama has kept his promises.Well he was at the same place in time 4 years ago,what makes these Repubs think Romney is going to do anything different.Ha,that's the biggest joke in this long drawed out affair. 
Nov 3, 2012 11:02AM
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Are vote does not count because we are to incompetent to vote a president into office and we have no term limits on everyone under the president, its true are own government sold us out a long time ago. There is something we can do as Americans and that is to quit buying foreign products. We are just as much the fault of what the hell is going on in this country as are crooked government that runs it into the ground.  Even some companies that are still here in the U.S are really not, they avoid taxes that we pay by moving there company head quarters out of the U.S and that's another loop hole our government created for them. So my best advice would be to start buying more American products and and support the American way if there is still a chance of reversing what we have done to ourselves. 
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