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Thousands Protest Latest Austerity Measures

Reuters | Posted 01.24.2013 | Business

* Students, teachers protest against Monti's cuts * Far right group, anti-fascists also plan rallies ROME, Nov 24 (Reute...

Collective Intelligence

Jasmina Tesanovic | Posted 12.29.2012 | World
Jasmina Tesanovic

It may seem farfetched to look for rescue from the Internet and open-source, rather than from Rome, Brussels or panicky business investors. But what else is on the horizon for people who want to get real work done?

Sending Scientists to Prison Helps Explain Why the Italian Economy Is in Trouble

Sheldon Filger | Posted 12.25.2012 | World
Sheldon Filger

How ironic it is that financial oligarchs and their enablers in public office can escape accountability for their role in the greatest financial catastrophe since the Great Depression, while scientific researchers are sent to prison for lacking divine prescience?

Barter, Food, and Recession in Italy

Fabio Parasecoli | Posted 07.02.2012 | Home
Fabio Parasecoli

Many Italians might be forced to go back to the Mediterranean diet that their parents and grandparents were relieved to abandon during the decades of economic growth. It's unclear how these developments will affect the local food culture.

Italian Prime Minister: No Nation Can Fight Debt Crisis Alone

AP | By FRANCES D'EMILIO | Posted 01.07.2012 | Business

ROME -- No European nation is strong enough to ride out the continent's debt crisis alone, Italy's new premier insisted Saturday, urging fellow EU mem...

Italian Borrowing Rates Surge, As Pressure Mounts For Reforms

AP | COLLEEN BARRY | Posted 01.28.2012 | Business

MILAN — Italy's borrowing rates skyrocketed at a bond auction Monday for the second straight business day, as pressure mounted on the eurozone's...

Italian Senate Approves Economic Reforms, Paving The Way For Leader's Resignation

AP | COLLEEN BARRY and NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 01.11.2012 | Business

ROME — Under pressure to control its dangerous debt, Italy sped a package of reforms toward approval Friday and prepared to hand its dysfunction...

Italy Seize Documents Of Rating Agencies Over Suspected 'Anomalous' Fluctuations

Posted 10.04.2011 | Business

MILAN (Sara Rossi and Valentina Za) - Italian prosecutors have seized documents at the offices of rating agencies Moody's and Standard & Poor's in...