Firestone tires was bought out in 1988 by Bridgestone, a Japanese rubber conglomerate based in Tokyo.
Dial soap was bought in 2004 by by Henkel KGaA, of
Shell Oil Company is the US-based affiliate of Royal Dutch
Shell from Netherlands.
Church's Chicken was sold in 2004 Arcapita of Bahrain (it
removed bacon from its menu due to Sharia law).
Holiday Inn is now owned by British InterContinental Hotels
The Chrysler building in New York is now owned by the Abu
Dhabi Investment Council.
Budweiser is now owned by Belgian company InBev.
Also, GM, Walmart, Symantec, Kodak (what's left of it), and
McDonald's now get the majority of sales outside of the US. In
fact, 53.6% of total sales from all the S&P companies were
made outside of the US.
Jun 22, 2012
Jul 21, 2009
GM sold only about 25% of its vehicles in the United States during the first quarter of 2009 and it just signed a new partnership with eBay that will allow buyers in California to bid on vehicles, the way they do for other vehicles. With the government owning over 60% of GM, maybe we are seeing the beginning of something - like selling healthcare services on eBay.