Are these companies unpatriotic?

  • ​Mylan/Abbott Laboratories: $5.3 billion

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    In this deal, Mylan (MYL) is offering to buy generic drugmaker Abbott Laboratories (ABT), with the two companies then forming a new company that would be based in the Netherlands.

    Basing the new company there will drop Mylan's tax rate to less than 21 percent in the first year, with the rate later dipping to the high teens, Bloomberg notes. Pittsburgh-based Mylan will continue to manage the company from that Pennsylvania city.