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Deputy leader of the centre left Democratic Party Enrico Letta talks to the press after being appointed by President Giorgio Napolitano to form a new government at Palazzo del Quirinale on April 24, 2013 in Rome, Italy. - 

How are airlines managing the flight delays related to sequester furloughs, and their impact on flyer morale and costs?

After two months of  political stalemate, Italy has a new prime minister. Italy's President named Enrico Letta, of the center-left Democratic Party, premier and asked him to form a government. Letta announced that he intends to fight the move towards austerity in Europe -- investors applauded and Italy’s borrowing costs fell.

Who bears responsibility for substandard safety conditions in overseas factories? At least 194 people have died in Bangladesh after the collapse yesterday of a building that housed a number of clothing factories -- factories which were reportedly making products for major brands all around the world.

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