Why Are US Companies Stalking UK Firms?

Companies have been acquiring their rivals since business began, but there’s an extra incentive at the moment for US companies looking for UK-based firms like AstraZeneca (LSE: AZN) (NYSE: AZN.US) and InterContinental Hotels Group (LSE: IHG) (NYSE: IHG.US) to gobble up…

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Owain does not own shares in AstraZeneca. The Motley Fool has recommended shares in GlaxoSmithKline.