VALENCIENNES, France — The assembly line is humming, there are no half-built cars stacked up in the aisles for repair and demand for the product — Toyota Motor Corp.'s Yaris subcompact — is soaring. But this is France, where the government in January mandated a 35-hour workweek. Shouldn't workers be stopping to have a glass of wine and a little Brie after every car built? OEMs and suppliers alike admit the new 35-hour mandate is a huge headache, but so far it's pretty much been business ...

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