Just curious about the "thumbs down" prisses:
Is it because you don't follow current affairs in M&A enough to get the joke, or you're just Canuck moles who haven't yet heard that Molsons and Labatts are European now?
And I'm afraid I've got some rather disturbing news about your other national symbol, Tim Hortons...
Read the first sentence of your response to my post...no facts just presumptions and insults/
Don't dish it out if you can't take it, you self-righteous, lying hypocritical RRRShoie..
Dear Hunter: Here's an idea to help you get a merger/takeover deal approved by the STB.
Re-paint all CP locomotives as the various brands of beer sold by AB Inbev.
Then, get NSC to re-paint all their locomotives as the beer brands sold by SAB MiIler.
Merger approved, nothing to see here.
And if you spank that monkey hard enough, you'll go bind.
Here's what'll be interesting: seeing if super-sized ships are even used in the next decade,.
BTW, does no one find it a little odd that the retail pharmacy industry, in a country with the ominous demographics of the U.S., can be consolidated down to a virtual duopoly in Walgreens an CVS without so much as a peep from anyone....but the idea of merging just of two of the seven railroad monuments to the cowboy-and-mail era is too mindblowing to even conceive. In the 21st century.
After seeing that CP did not go hostile on CSX...and saying repeatedly that its saw no point in ever doing so...the executives at NSC seem like they're open and willing to hear CP s full pitch on the idea. Which is positive for everyone. And a helluva lot more constructive and less self-serving than what CSX did to preserve their own pathetic little jobs at any price.
It might not go for any number of reasons. And maybe some shmuck at NS already poisoned the well with this media leak. But there's still a chance.
And it would be nice to think that something as basic as simplifying the spider web of freight railways by a little bit wold be something that the greatest economic power on Earth could manage to pull off. You know...with China going ahead with creating the next economy out of thin air while we sit around eating cheeseburgers.
And screw Obama. That empty suit might have been a fatal error.
You predicated your "fact" on a presumption regarding an irrelevant third party.
Actual facts are unconditional.
And you're a BSing idiot.
If you believe someone named Melvin Steinberg is roght 95% of the time, I guess that's a lock.
Who are you, let alone who is Melvin Steinberg?!
You were offered the opportunity to be wealthy. And part of a great, more meaningful enterprise.
And your deceitful weasel executive management screwed you over. And billed you for that screwing like the hooers they are.
And to this day, you defend the weasels.
Wow...Melvin Steinberg (whoever that is) just figured out what everyone else realized for the last 18 months.
Wow. Please Keep us posted.
If you were one percent as rich as Ackman, let alone as smart, I might listen.
But you're just a poor, jealous idiot.
So I don't.