French workers have hit back at scathing comments made about them by an American tycoon. Maurice Taylor, the CEO of U.S. tire company Titan International told France's industry minister in a letter published by French media that he didn't want to take over a struggling tire plant as the workforce ''works only three hours.'' The vicious exchange is another knock to France's business image, at a time when it is losing competitiveness to neighbor Germany. Read the story here.
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