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Foreign owned US Corporations
« on: March 13, 2018, 01:13:05 PM »
Many Info warriors don't understand the significance of foreign owned corporations , or that foreign corporations are mining our native resources ( BP - RDS oil for example ) , Having Nissan or Mercedes or whatever producing cars in the US means that the profits are sucked out of the country in return for a few local jobs ... Genentech was bought by Roche ( Switzerland)  so all the intellectual property and profits leave the country ...  Budweiser is now owned by InBev ... it goes on and on ... the PROFITS go OVERSEAS ...
Anheuser-Busch Agrees to InBev Sale
Published July 14, 2008 Associated Press
The board of directors of Anheuser-Busch Cos. Inc. on Sunday accepted a sweetened $52 billion takeover offer from Belgian brewer InBev SA, according to a joint press release.
Roche Agrees to Buy Genentech for $46.8 Billion
MARCH 12, 2009

Roche Holding’s agreement on Thursday to acquire full ownership of Genentech for $46.8 billion is the third big drug industry merger this year. But it is different from the other two — Pfizer’s $68 billion proposal to acquire Wyeth and Merck’s $41 billion deal with Schering-Plough — in crucial way ...

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Washington State:

An international roster of blue chip companies.

Washington State is already home to many international businesses.
Following is a partial list of companies have a presence in the state and have taken advantage of our highly skilled workforce, low-cost energy, pro-business environment and investment opportunities.

Achilles USA Inc.    PVC    165    Japan
AIM Aerospace Inc.    Aerospace    200    UK
Air Liquide America Corporation    Industrial Gases    50    France
Akzo Noebl Pulp & Performance Chemicals Inc.    Chemicals    40    Sweden
Alstrom Grid    Power Transmission    450    France
AREVA    Energy/Nuclear    700    France
Asiana Airlines Inc.    Airlines       Korea
BAE Systems Controls    Aerospace    100+    UK
Bayer AG    Life Sciences    200    Germany
Blueprint Automation Inc.    Packaging & Sales       Netherlands    Tourism    50    Netherlands
BP Cherry Point Refinery    Energy/Oil    1,100    UK
Bradken       440    Australia
C&D Zodiac    Aerospace    100+    France
Canadian Willamette Corporation          Canada
Canam Steel Corporation    Manufacturing       Canada
CCP Composites    Composites       France
Cemex    Cement    600    Mexico
Certain Teed Manufacturing    Building Materials    150    France
Chemi-Con Materials Corp.    Electronic Components    55    Japan
China Airlines    Airlines       China
CMC Biologics    Biotechnology    700    Denmark
Cybage Software Inc.    ICT    50    India
Damar Aerosystems    Aerospace       UK
Dassault Systemes    Aerospace    100+    France
DTI Twin Lakes Dental Lab    Healthcare       Canada
Fir Lane Health & Rehab    Healthcare    153    Canada
Fokker Aerostructures    Aerospace    70    Netherlands
Gerdau Reinforcing Steel    Steel       Brazil
Gexpro    Electrical Supplies       France
GKN Aerospace    Aerospace       UK
Hanjin Shipping Company, Ltd.    Shipping    50    Korea
HCL Technologies    ICT    400    India
Heath Tecna/Zodiac Aerospace    Aerospace    100+    France
Holiday Inn    Tourism       UK
IDD Aerospace    Aerospace    100+    France
Inspur Group Co.    ICT    50    China
iSoftStone    ICT    50    China
JAMCO America    Aerospace    225    Japan
Japan Airlines    Airline    25    Japan
Jubilant    Research    500    India
Kirin Amgen Inc.    Biotechnology    40    Japan
Korea Exchange Bank USA    Banking       Korea
Labinal    Aerospace    30    France
Lauterbach    Electronics       Germany
Liebherr    Aerospace       Germany
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries    Aerospace       Japan
Monier Lifetile    Roofing Manufacturer       Canada
Nabtesco    Engineering    50    Japan
NEC Corporation of America    ICT       Japan
Nintendo of America    ICT    1,000    Japan
Novo Nordisk    Life Sciences    100    Denmark
Oldcastle Materials    Construction       Ireland
Pactera    ICT Consulting & Outsourcing    500    China
Panasonic Avionics    Aerospace    400    Japan
Philips Healthcare    Healthcare    2,000    Netherlands
Philips Medical Systems    Life Sciences    1,600+    Netherlands
Philips Oral Healthcare    Healthcare    200    Netherlands
Profile Composites    Composites    200    Canada
Publicis in the West    Consulting    250    France
REC Silicon    Energy/Solar Power    500    Norway
RSM McGladrey    Legal Services    50    UK
Schneider Electric    Energy Management    10    France
SEH America    Silicon Wafers    700    Japan
SGL Automotive Carbon Fiber    Automotive    80    Germany
Sharp Microelectronics of the Americas/Sharp Laboratories of America    LCD    300    Japan
Shell Puget Sound Refinery    Energy/Oil    450    Netherlands
Siemens Networks LLC    ICT    100    Germany
Sodexo    Food/Catering    700    France
Solvay Chemicals Inc.    Chemicals    50    Belgium
Sonata Software    ICT    100    India
SonoSite Fujifilm    Micro-imaging Medical Technology    400    Japan
STIHL Northwest    Manufacturing    20    Germany
Syngenta    Seeds/Pesticides    200    Switzerland
T-Mobile    ICT    3,200    Germany
Takata Corporation    Automotive    353    Japan
Tama Chemicals    Chemicals    65    Japan
Tata Technologies    ICT       India
Teck Mining    Mining    50    Canada
The Pokemon International Company    ICT    140    Japan
ThyssenKrupp Aerospace    Aerospace    30    Germany
Toray Composites America, Inc.    Aerospace    450    Japan
Turner    Construction    170    Germany
UBS Financial Services, Inc.    Financial Services       Switzerland
Umbra Cuscinetti Inc.    Aerospace    100    Italy
Univera/Unigen    Nutritional Products    100    South Korea
Verallia    Glass Manufacturer    400    France
Wacom Technology Corp.    ICT    115    Japan
WaferTech, LLC    Semiconductors    1,100    China
Wartsila Defense Inc.    Marine Engines    20    Finland
Wicresoft North America Company Ltd.    ICT    55    China
Zodiac Aerospace          

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Re: Foreign owned US Corporations
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2018, 02:09:53 PM »
Some "American" companies are really "Globalist" companies : like AIG the OSS China Trade:
American International Group, Inc., also known as AIG, is an American multinational finance and insurance corporation with operations in more than 80 countries and jurisdictions. As of December 31, 2016, AIG companies employed 56,400 people.[3] The company operates through three core businesses: General Insurance, Life & Retirement, and a standalone technology-enabled subsidiary.[4][5][6] General Insurance includes Commercial, Personal Insurance, U.S. and International field operations. Life & Retirement includes Group Retirement, Individual Retirement, Life, and Institutional Markets.[4][5][6]

AIG's corporate headquarters are in New York City and the company also has offices around the world. AIG serves 87% of the Fortune Global 500 and 83% of the Forbes 2000.[7] AIG was ranked 49th on the 2016 Fortune 500 list.[8] According to the 2016 Forbes Global 2000 list, AIG is the 87th largest public company in the world.[9] On December 31, 2016 AIG had $76.3 billion in shareholder equity.[10]

AIG was a central player in the financial crisis of 2008. It was bailed out by the federal government for $180 billion, and the government took control.[11] The Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission (FCIC) of the US government concluded AIG failed primarily because it sold massive amounts of insurance without hedging its investment. Its enormous sales of credit default swaps were "made without putting up initial collateral, setting aside capital reserves, or hedging its exposure — a profound failure in corporate governance, particularly its risk-management practices."[11] The US government sold off its shares after the crisis and completed the process in 2012

The early years: 1919 to 1945
AIG was founded August 14, 1919, when American Cornelius Vander Starr (1892-1968) established a general insurance agency, American Asiatic Underwriters (AAU), in Shanghai, China.[13] Business grew rapidly, and two years later, Starr formed a life insurance operation.[14] By the late 1920s, AAU had branches throughout China and Southeast Asia, including the Philippines, Indonesia, and Malaysia.[15]

In 1926, Mr. Starr opened his first office in the United States, American International Underwriters Corporation (AIU).[16] He also focused on opportunities in Latin America and, in the late 1930s, AIU entered Havana, Cuba.[17] The steady growth of the Latin American agencies proved significant as it would offset the decline in business from Asia due to the impending World War II.[13] In 1939, Mr. Starr moved his headquarters from Shanghai, China, to New York City.

Cornelius Vander Starr also known as Neil Starr or C. V. Starr (October 15, 1892 – December 20, 1968) was an American businessman and operative of the Office of Strategic Services, the predecessor of the CIA,
who was best known for founding in 1919 in Shanghai, China C.V. Starr & Co. (Starr Companies). Starr's "hand-picked successor"[1] was Maurice Greenberg, who took a lead role in forming the AIG as a Starr subsidiary. AIG grew from an initial market value of $300 million to $180 billion, becoming the largest insurance company in the world
Maurice Raymond "Hank" Greenberg (born May 4, 1925) is an American business executive and former chairman and CEO of American International Group (AIG), which was the world's 18th largest public company and the largest insurance and financial services corporation in history.
Greenberg is a social friend and was a client of Henry Kissinger. In 1987 he appointed Kissinger as chairman of AIG's International Advisory Board
Martin J. Sullivan, OBE, (born 1955 in Essex, England),
In 1996 he was appointed Chief Operating Officer of AIU in New York City and named President in 1997. He was elected to the Board of AIG in May 2002 and was groomed as a potential CEO. Sullivan succeeded Maurice R. Greenberg, who stepped down as AIG's CEO amidst an accounting scandal.
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« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2018, 02:15:56 PM »
Mega-mergers in agribusiness raise concerns about food costs, biodiversity
 Published 11:28 a.m. ET Aug. 29, 2017

WASHINGTON — Three mega-mergers of agricultural chemical and seed companies are reshaping global food production and prompting fears of higher costs for farmers and higher food prices for consumers.

They are also prompting concerns for environmentalists and others about their impact on biodiversity since the even-larger corporations will promote genetically modified seeds and the pesticides and herbicides that make them effective.

Critics of the mergers of the China National Chemical Corp. (ChinaChem) with Swiss chemical and seed company Syngenta, Dow Chemical Co. with DuPont, and Germany’s Bayer with St. Louis-based Monsanto say the new companies will promote agriculture that is dependent on their patented chemicals rather than focusing on innovation.

“This is monopoly capitalism in action,” said Marion Nestle, the Paulette Goddard professor of nutrition, food studies, and public health at New York University. “The fewer the companies, the more they call the shots and the more impervious they are to complaints about unfair business practices. If your only source of seed is one company, you have no choice but to pay that company’s prices. In our present agricultural system, farmers are the ones getting squeezed. Expect the squeeze to get tighter.”

ChinaChem won antitrust approval from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission in February after agreeing to divest generic versions of a herbicide, an insecticide and a fungicide similar to branded versions of the same chemicals made by Syngenta.
Dow and DuPont announced Aug. 4 that all regulatory approvals and clearances have been received and that they expect to complete their merger after the markets close on Thursday.

And Bayer is in negotiations with the European Commission over the nature and extent of the assets it will have to sell off to ease anti-competitive concerns as it aims to close the $66 billion Monsanto deal by year’s end.

In an attempt to predict the impact of the mergers on seed pricing, Texas A&M agricultural economics professors Joe Outlaw and James W. Richardson last September calculated the magnitude of concentration in the industry. They found that the proposed Bayer-Monsanto combination would raise cotton seed prices 18.2% while corn seed would rise 2.3% and soybean seed would climb 1.9%.
Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty: For he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands make whole ; He shall deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee. - Job 5

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« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2018, 02:18:05 PM »
Nestle is SWISS ... fyi ...
Nestle to Buy Supplements Maker Atrium for $2.3 Billion
By Thomas Mulier
December 5, 2017, 8:31 AM PST

Nestle SA Chief Executive Officer Mark Schneider made his biggest acquisition yet, agreeing to buy Canadian dietary supplements maker Atrium Innovations for $2.3 billion in a bid for growth beyond stagnating mainstream food brands.

The world’s biggest food company is acquiring Westmount, Quebec-based Atrium from an investor group led by Permira Funds, Nestle said in a statement Tuesday. The Swiss owner of Nespresso and Lean Cuisine is paying cash for the Garden of Life supplement maker, whose 2017 sales are expected to approach $700 million.

So your coffee , pet food, baby food and candybar profits , go OVERSEAS:
Ferrero buys Nestle's U.S. candy business for $2.8 billion
CBS/AP January 16, 2018, 1:21 PM

Swiss food and beverage company Nestle is selling its U.S. candy business to Italian confectioner group Ferrero for $2.8 billion in cash, Ferrero announced Tuesday.

Ferrero will take control of more than 20 Nestle brands including Butterfinger, BabyRuth, 100Grand, Raisinets and Wonka. The Alba, Italy-based company will also acquire Nestle's U.S. manufacturing facilities in Bloomington, Franklin Park and Itasca, Illinois.
Nestle also makes Purina pet food, bottled water, Stouffer's and Gerber baby foods.

Late last year Nestle, the world's largest coffee producer, acquired a majority stake in gourmet coffee company Blue Bottle and purchased premium coffee brand Chameleon Coffee.  Nestle already owns coffee brands Nescafe and Nespresso.
Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty: For he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands make whole ; He shall deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee. - Job 5

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« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2018, 02:29:56 PM »
So Now all the profits from Mercks US Based consumer care business will go to GERMANY :
Bayer and Merck confirm $14.2 billion deal
Jenny Cosgrave   | @jenny_cosgrave
Published 6:01 AM ET Tue, 6 May 20

Bayer will acquire the consumer care business of U.S.-based Merck for $14.2 billion in cash, the company said in a statement Tuesday.
The German chemical and pharmaceutical company's CEO, Marijn Dekkers, said the acquisition was a major milestone in the group's path towards "global leadership" in the consumer products line.
Bayer and Merck also agreed to enter into a strategic pharma collaboration in the area of cardiovascular diseases. Both firms willequally share costs and profitfrom the heart disease drugs and implement a joint development and commercialization strategy.
Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty: For he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands make whole ; He shall deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee. - Job 5

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« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2018, 02:41:44 PM »
America Last: 20 American-Born Companies that Have Sold Out to Foreign Interests
by Nicholas Gilbertson2 Jul 2016

As presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald J. Trump has preached a message of “America first,” major American companies, that have been staples of manufacturing and economic growth, are being bought up by foreign companies, at what seems to be an exponential rate.

Breitbart News has compiled a list some of these businesses, including Budweiser, Motorola, 7-Eleven, General Electric, Smithfield Foods, and Legendary Entertainment.

2. Motorola Mobility: Lenovo, China — 2014 — $2.9 billion

Motorola started when brothers Joesph and Paul Galvin purchased the Stewart Battery’s Company at a manufacturing auction in 1928. They created the car radio and coined the phrase Motorola to go along with it, leading to a series of revolutionary inventions, such as car radio receivers for police vehicles as well as the walkie talkie. Motorola was extremely important to the Apollo 11 mission as they designed, tested, and produced electronics for the mission. As the age of cell phones dawned, Motorola produced brilliant device after brilliant device. In 2011, Motorola split into two companies Motorola Solutions, as well as Motorola Mobility. Seven months after the split, Mobility sold to Google for $12.5 billion. In 2014, Google sold Mobility to Lenovo of China for $2.9 billion.
4. AMC Theaters: Dalian Wanda Group, China — 2012 — $2.6 billion

In 1961, CEO Stanley Durwood renames the Regent Theatre, purchased by the Dubinsky brothers in 1920,  American Multi-Cinema. The creators of the multiplex and the megaplex, AMC, was the first theater chain to incorporate cupholders as well as stadium seating. AMC continued to improve their theaters, becoming the first theater chain to offer gift cards, add the dine-in concept allowing moviegoers to order food from their seats, as well as incorporating I-Max and 3D. In 2012, the theater chain was sold to the Dalian Wanda Group of China for $2.6 billion.

5. Ben & Jerry’s: Unilever, British-Dutch Company — 2000 — 326 million

Ben and Jerry opened their first ice cream shop in Vermont in 1978 when they renovated a gas station, making it into an ice cream shop with a $12,000 investment. Early success enabled Ben and Jerry to rent space in a spool and bobbin mill to package the ice cream for sale to local mom and pops in addition to grocery stores and restaurants. In 1984, the company created a Vermont-only public stock in order to raise money for a new plant. The company went on to name ice creams after instrumental American music figures, such as “Cherry Garcia,” which was named after Grateful Dead guitarist Jerry Garcia, along with “Phish Food,” named for the band Phish from Maine. In 2000, Ben and Jerry sold to the company Anglo-Dutch company Unilever for $326 million.

6. Burger King: 3G Capital, Brazil — 2010 — $3.3 billion

In 1954, Insta Burger King was opened in Miami by David Edgarton, and three months later, he was matched in capital by Jim McLamore. In 1967, Pillsbury Co. purchased Burger King for $18 million as the company grew immensely in 13 years, operating out of 274 restaurants. The Pillsbury Co. was acquired by Grand Metropolitan PLC in 1988 for $5.79 billion and remained a subsidiary of Grand Metropolitan PLC until it was sold to a group, including Bain Capital, Goldman Sachs, and Texas Pacific Group in 2002. Eight years later, after going public in 2006, Burger King was purchased by 3G Capital of Brazil for $3.3 billion in 2008, again becoming a private entity.
8. IBM P.C. Business: Lenovo, China — 2005 — $1.75 billion

IBM invented the IBM 5100 Portable Computer, weighing 50 pounds in 1975, modeled after the 5100 desktop computer but as compact as the IBM typewriter. In 1981, after further development, the IBM personal computer was available for $1,565 and could process information faster than computers twenty years earlier, which cost $9 million and required a staff of 60 people to keep them running. After a consumer demand for a more portable computer, IBM began its development of the laptop. Through six years of development, IBM created the ThinkPad Brand, enabling the company to flourish through the 90’s and early 2000’s. In 2004, IBM was no longer interested in PC development and sold to Lenovo of China for $1.75 billion.

9. Firestone: Bridgestone Corp, Japan — 1988 — 2.6 billion

Harvey S. Firestone founded the Firestone Tire and Rubber Company in Akron, Ohio, in 1900, initially providing a service of fastening rubber to steel wheels on carriages. As the carriage era was coming to an end and the auto industry was on the horizon, Firestone met a young Henry Ford. Providing tires for Ford’s revolutionary automobiles, the company took off with the auto industry, becoming a staple of American manufacturing. By 1910, Firestone eclipsed $1 million in profits for the first time. He retired in 1932 and passed away in 1938. Firestone sold for $2.6 billion in 1988 to Japanese company Bridgestone.

10. John Hancock Financial: Manulife Financial Corporation, Canada — 2004 — $11 billion in stock

John Hancock Life Insurance company was founded in 1862 in Massachusetts by four people. Named after John Hancock, one of America’s forefathers, with perhaps the most iconic signature in American history, the corporation remained in the United States for 142 years. The company demutualized and changed its name to John Hancock Financial Inc. in 2000. Four years later in 2004, the company was sold to Manulife Financial Corporation of Canada for $11 billion in stock.

11. Holiday Inn: Bass PLC, United Kingdom — 1988 — 2.23 billion

Kemmons Wilson created the first Holiday Inn in Memphis, Tennessee, in 1952, after a family road trip became frustrating. As Wilson stayed in dirty motels which added surcharges for children, he came up with his idea for the Holiday Inn. Recruiting investors and offering public stock, Holiday Inn became the first hotel chain to exceed $1 billion in revenue by 1972. In 1988, Holiday Inn was purchased for $2.23 billion by the Bass PLC company of the United Kingdom.

12. Trader Joe’s: Aldi, Germany- Albrecht Family Trust — 1979 — (undisclosed amount)

Pronto Market was founded in 1958 by American Joe Coulombe. The first store named Trader Joe’s opened in 1966 in California. The company was sold in 1979 to a German billionaire Theo Albrecht, who created the supermarket chain, Aldi. Trader Joe’s is owned by the Albrecht family through a family trust.

13. CITGO: Petrleós de Venezuela, Venezuela — 1990 — $290 Million

CITGO began when Henry L. Doherty started the Cities Service Company in 1910. After determining the company needed a name change, it came up with the name CITGO, keeping the root of cities and combining it with go to imply power. Occidental Petroleum purchased CITGO in 1982 but sold the company to The Southland Corporation the following year as Southland Corporation desired to supply gas to its 7-Eleven stores. Southland then sold 50 percent of the company to Petróleos de Venezuela in 1986. After another four years, Petróleos de Venezuela became the sole owner of CITGO for a total of $290 million.

15. Ingram Micro: Tianjin Tianhai Investment Development Co. — 2016 — $6.3 billion

Ingram Micro’s origins started in Southern California in 1979 as Geza Czige and Lorraine Mecca, who were husband and wife, formed Micro D, Inc. After an impressive first year with 3.5 million in sales, the company expanded and was taken public in 1983. Ingram Industries owned the majority of the stock and purchased the remainder of the Micro D shares in 1989. Four years earlier, Ingram Industries acquired Software Distribution services and renamed it Ingram Computer in 1988. After acquiring Micro D, Inc. in 1989, Ingram Industries merged the two companies. In 2013, the company reached $42.6 billion in annual revenues — its highest ever. Earlier this year, Ingram Micro sold to Tianjin Tianhai Investment Development Company of China for 6.3 billion.

16. General Electric: Qingdao Hair Co, China — 2016 — $5.4 billion

In 1882, Edison General Electric Company and two other companies were incorporated, General Electric was created. Many in-house scientists created products and patents after an industrial research laboratory was created, enabling G.E. to provide an extremely wide range of electrical products. G.E. purchased the RCA Corporation in 1986, which included NBC but sold off RCA’s Electronics Division to a state-owned firm in France, Thomson SA. Early in 2016, General Electric was sold to Qingdao Hair Company of China for $5.4 billion.
10 classic USA brands that are foreign-owned

In September, major U.S. pork producer Smithfield Foods was purchased by Chinese holding company Shanghui International Holdings for $4.7 billion. The deal represents the largest purchase of a U.S. company by a Chinese entity. Of course, it isn't the first major U.S. brand to be acquired by a foreign operation.

Many of America's most well-known names have been around since the 19th century. 24/7 Wall St. examined 10 famous brands founded in the U.S. that are no longer owned by American companies.

Many of these brands are not just iconic American names because they were founded and developed in the U.S., but also because they marketed themselves over the years as American. Budweiser beer, introduced by Anheuser-Busch in St. Louis in 1876, is the most widely known American beer brand. In 2008, Anheuser-Busch was purchased by Belgian-Brazilian conglomerate InBev. The company continues to market Budweiser as American, and even introduced an "American Ale" the same year, although that line has been discontinued.

Nearly all of these brands were purchased by an international conglomerate with large and diversified brand portfolios. Notably, Anglo-Dutch giant Unilever has purchased several of the iconic brands on this list, including Hellmann's and Good Humor.

These are 10 classic American brands that are foreign-owned.

    Lucky Strike. • Founded: 1871. • Sector: Tobacco. ...
Current parent company: British American Tobacco
• Currently headquartered: England

    Budweiser. • Founded: 1852. • Sector: Beverages. ...
• Current parent company: Anheuser-Busch Inbev
• Currently headquartered: Belgium

    Vaseline. • Founded: 1876. ...
• Current parent company: Unilever
• Currently headquartered: England

    Good Humor. • Founded: 1923. ...
• Current parent company: Unilever
• Currently headquartered: England

    Hellmann's. • Founded: 1913. ...
 Current parent company: Unilever
• Currently headquartered: England

    Purina. • Founded: 1894. ...
• Current parent company: Nestle
• Currently headquartered: Switzerland

    French's. • Founded: 1876. ...
• Current parent company: Reckitt Benckiser
• Currently headquartered: England

    Frigidaire. • Founded: 1918.
• Current parent company: AB Electrolux
• Currently headquartered: Sweden

9. Popsicle
• Current parent company: Unilever
• Currently headquartered: England

10. 7-Eleven
• Current parent company: Seven & I Holdings
• Currently headquartered: Japan
Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty: For he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands make whole ; He shall deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee. - Job 5

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« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2018, 03:19:33 PM »
Oh Zenith is now owned by LG:

Zenith Electronics LLC is an American brand of consumer electronics owned by South Korean company LG Electronics.

It was previously an American company, a manufacturer of radio and television receivers and other consumer electronics, and was headquartered in Glenview, Illinois. After a series of layoffs, the consolidated headquarters moved to Lincolnshire, Illinois. For many years, their famous slogan was "The quality goes in before the name goes on."

LG Electronics acquired a controlling share of Zenith in 1995; Zenith became a wholly owned subsidiary in 1999.

Zenith was the inventor of subscription television and the modern remote control, and the first to develop High-definition television (HDTV) in North America.[1]

Zenith-branded products are sold in North America, Germany, Thailand (to 1983), Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, India and Myanmar.
Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty: For he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands make whole ; He shall deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee. - Job 5

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« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2018, 03:29:23 PM »
A little background:
Our Hidden History of Corporations in the United States

When American colonists declared independence from England in 1776, they also freed themselves from control by English corporations that extracted their wealth and dominated trade. After fighting a revolution to end this exploitation, our country’s founders retained a healthy fear of corporate power and wisely limited corporations exclusively to a business role. Corporations were forbidden from attempting to influence elections, public policy, and other realms of civic society.

Initially, the privilege of incorporation was granted selectively to enable activities that benefited the public, such as construction of roads or canals. Enabling shareholders to profit was seen as a means to that end. The states also imposed conditions (some of which remain on the books, though unused) like these*:

    Corporate charters (licenses to exist) were granted for a limited time and could be revoked promptly for violating laws.
    Corporations could engage only in activities necessary to fulfill their chartered purpose.
    Corporations could not own stock in other corporations nor own any property that was not essential to fulfilling their chartered purpose.
    Corporations were often terminated if they exceeded their authority or caused public harm.
    Owners and managers were responsible for criminal acts committed on the job.
    Corporations could not make any political or charitable contributions nor spend money to influence law-making.

For 100 years after the American Revolution, legislators maintained tight control of the corporate chartering process. Because of widespread public opposition, early legislators granted very few corporate charters, and only after debate
. Citizens governed corporations by detailing operating conditions not just in charters but also in state constitutions and state laws. Incorporated businesses were prohibited from taking any action that legislators did not specifically allow.


But the men running corporations pressed on. Contests over charter were battles to control labor, resources, community rights, and political sovereignty. More and more frequently, corporations were abusing their charters to become conglomerates and trusts. They converted the nation’s resources and treasures into private fortunes, creating factory systems and company towns. Political power began flowing to absentee owners, rather than community-rooted enterprises.

Government spending during the Civil War brought these corporations fantastic wealth. Corporate executives paid “borers” to infest Congress and state capitals, bribing elected and appointed officials alike. They pried loose an avalanche of government financial largesse. During this time, legislators were persuaded to give corporations limited liability, decreased citizen authority over them, and extended durations of charters.

One of the most severe blows to citizen authority arose out of the 1886 Supreme Court case of Santa Clara County v. Southern Pacific Railroad. Though the court did not make a ruling on the question of “corporate personhood,” thanks to misleading notes of a clerk, the decision subsequently was used as precedent to hold that a corporation was a “natural person.” This story was detailed in “The Theft of Human Rights,” a chapter in Thom Hartmann’s recommended book Unequal Protection.

From that point on, the 14th Amendment, enacted to protect rights of freed slaves, was used routinely to grant corporations constitutional “personhood.” Justices have since struck down hundreds of local, state and federal laws enacted to protect people from corporate harm based on this illegitimate premise. Armed with these “rights,” corporations increased control over resources, jobs, commerce, politicians, even judges and the law.

A United States Congressional committee concluded in 1941, “The principal instrument of the concentration of economic power and wealth has been the corporate charter with unlimited power….”

Many U.S.-based corporations are now transnational, but the corrupted charter remains the legal basis for their existence.

At Reclaim Democracy!, we believe citizens can reassert the convictions of our nation’s founders who struggled successfully to free us from corporate rule in the past. These changes must occur at the most fundamental level — the U.S. Constitution.
Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty: For he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands make whole ; He shall deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee. - Job 5