Debt Crisis Hits Italy Berlusconi's Last Stand

Italy is used to crises -- the government is rudderless, the economy is stagnant and Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is mired in scandals. Now the country may become embroiled in the euro crisis, and its fate lies in the hands of its finance minister. Berlusconi, for his part, faces the ruins of his political career.
Von Michael Braun
Italian Prime Minister Berlusconi -- facing the wrath of the markets.

Italian Prime Minister Berlusconi -- facing the wrath of the markets.

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