The World from Berlin 'Uncomfortable and Bitter Truth' for German Economy

With bad news coming from many of Germany's biggest companies this week, fears are growing that the country's economy may finally be feeling the ill effects of the euro crisis. German commentators on Friday say it was inevitable.
Steel manufacturer ThyssenKrupp is putting some 2,000 workers on shorter hours in response to slowing orders.

Steel manufacturer ThyssenKrupp is putting some 2,000 workers on shorter hours in response to slowing orders.

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-- Kristen Allen