Why Toyota is an American Car

A source of jobs and economic growth, the leading manufacturer of American made cars is not a U.S. firm because of globalization.

Foreign Investment: Coca-Cola

How does a business return to a country that it left many decades ago? After a military coup in 1962, Coca-Cola reduced its presence in Myanmar (Burma)  and then was prohibited from returning when the US banned most foreign investment there. Now…

Foreign Investment: French Fast Food

Representing 54% of all restaurant purchases, fast food sales are soaring in France. McDonald’s has more than 1200 outlets, Subway has opened 400 stores during the past 10 years and Burger King recently returned to France after leaving 16 years…

European Ties

How to picture the US/European economic partnership? You could think of Skippy Peanut Butter. Owned by Unilever, a multinational based in the UK and the Netherlands, Skippy’s peanuts are grown primarily in Georgia and Texas, shelled and sorted here, and…