Italy: Why Big Business Is Backing Berlusconi Again

These are boom times for Bologna-based G.D. The family-owned manufacturer of cigarette and candy packaging machines racked up $400 million in sales last year to international giants like Philip Morris, Unilever, and Nestle. The company's profit stream is now rich enough to bankroll new production units in South America and Asia, adding to plants in the U.S., Germany, and Britain.

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