Italy quake hits regional economy built on small producers

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ROME (AP) — The Lanzi company has been curing hams in the Italian town of Norcia for over half a century. It’s a family business, employing owner David Lanzi’s five children as well as 60 locals. All of that is now at risk, after Sunday’s earthquake knocked down the walls of the company’s cured meats […]
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