PARIS – Edouard Michelin's death by drowning last Friday has cast a veil of sadness over France. Politicians from the president down knew him, respected him and offered consoling words to his family, which has controlled the world's leading tire maker since 1889. Employees are shocked and worried for their future, and sad, because Edouard had put so much of himself into his job. Beside an effigy of the Bibendum mascot in the headquarters town of Clermont Ferrand is a large photograph ...

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