Air Products Withdraws Offer for Airgas - Regional News - Lehigh Valley Story - WFMZ Allentown

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Air Products is ending its attempt to take over rival Airgas. Lehigh Valley-based Air Products has been attempting to take over the Bucks County-based company for about a year. Full Story
Sgtbert

Allentown, PA

#1 Feb 15, 2011
I have never understood how any company or person can be allowed to walk up and force another company to sell itself. It may be capitalistic, but it still seems to go against every ideal this country was built on. I also don't understand when stockholders became the last word on such matters. Buying stock in a company does give the shareholder voting power, but I don't believe matters like whether or not to sell out should be an issue that gets voted on. People forget that stocks are inherently speculative, and they want their dividends at all costs. I really think that issues like this are at the core of what's wrong with the economy and the country. Greed is not good; it's destructive.
Realist

Christmas, FL

#2 Feb 15, 2011
Sgtbert wrote:
I have never understood how any company or person can be allowed to walk up and force another company to sell itself. It may be capitalistic, but it still seems to go against every ideal this country was built on. I also don't understand when stockholders became the last word on such matters. Buying stock in a company does give the shareholder voting power, but I don't believe matters like whether or not to sell out should be an issue that gets voted on. People forget that stocks are inherently speculative, and they want their dividends at all costs. I really think that issues like this are at the core of what's wrong with the economy and the country. Greed is not good; it's destructive.
Like it or not quite simple, the stockholders own the company. If you own something you have the right to sell it.
professor

Easton, PA

#3 Feb 20, 2011
Realist wrote:
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Like it or not quite simple, the stockholders own the company. If you own something you have the right to sell it.
It's still corporate greed.Those workers at Air Gas would'nt have jobs, because Air Prod. would've layed them all off.
Clay

Knoxville, TN

#4 Mar 29, 2011
Holston Gases is stealing Air Products cylinders.
professor

Easton, PA

#5 Mar 30, 2011
Clay wrote:
Holston Gases is stealing Air Products cylinders.
So what air prod are bunch corporate crooks themselves.

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