Italian quakes rock wealthy region, national economy


* Some of Italy's best-known brands based in quake area * Quake region has fourth-highest GDP in Italy * Economy already struggling with many jobless, austerity, recession By Steve Scherer ROME, May 29 (Reuters) - The second powerful earthquake to hit Italy in little over a week has carved a swathe of destruction across one of the country's richest and most productive regions and given a fresh headache to an economy already deep in recession. Emilia Romagna, the northern region hit by the ...

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