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Are corporate mergers, acquisitions, and buy-outs good or bad for the US economy?

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In my opinion, corporate mergers, acquisitions and buy-outs are by and large good for the US economy. This is because the resources can be channelized and streamlined better under one form of administration ...

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This solution discuses the potential benefits of mergers, acquisitions, and buyouts.

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