Blighted harvest drives olive oil price pressures

...For celebrated Italian olive oil producers, "this is the worst year in memory," said Pietro Sandali, head of the Italian olive growers' consortium, Unaprol. The group expects a 35 percent drop in national production this year.After...

Air power, while a powerful tactical tool, has its limits

...vehicles in a combat environment goes back to World War I. The most powerful voice in the aftermath of the Great War was the Italian Guilio Douhet. He felt that air power and air power alone could bring a nation to its knees in short order by bombing...

Investor says Olive Garden should back off on breadsticks

...nearly 300-page treatise on what's wrong with Olive Garden and its management, investor Starboard Value suggests the Italian restaurant chain is being reckless with its unlimited breadsticks. The hedge fund notes the chain's official policy...

Rivals take top qualifying spots

...Rosberg are poised for another wing-to-wing duel in the Italian Grand Prix.After colliding in Belgium two weeks ago...Luca di Montezemolo dismissed reports he is set to leave the Italian team, claiming he is prepared to stay in charge until...

Austerity debate flares as Europe recovery fades

...such a thing if they are afraid that the French and the Italians are not serious about reforms. .. It reduces the moral...concerned about - that the Germans write a check and the Italians and the French spend it and they don't do any reforms...

Wine Time: 365 Chianti 2011, Italy

...needed to concentrate on quality instead of quantity.The Italian DOC laws were enacted in 1963, promoting the traditional...and Chianti Classico, compared to more than 300 DOCs.The Italian wine laws helped, but they aren't the only answer...

Sara Errani can't carry momentum over to doubles

...Roberta Vinci, were knocked out in the second round as the top-seeded team in women's doubles.Errani and Vinci, the Italians who were the 2012 champions at Flushing Meadows, lost 6-4, 1-6, 6-4 Saturday to Jarmila Gajdosova and Ajla...

Suzann Pettersen moves into tie in LPGA Tour event

...is at 215. EUROPEAN TOUR: In Turin, Italy, Hennie Otto shot 1-under-par 71 to take a two-stroke lead in the Italian Open.Richie Ramsay (66) is in second place behind Otto, who is at 16-under 200.Former Augusta State golfer...

Mickelson doesn't like FedEx Cup schedule

...hometown favorite Francesco Molinari and Bernd Wiesberger both shot 6-under-par 66s to share the first round lead at the Italian Open.Molinari ? who was born in Turin ? and Wiesberger lead a group of five players by one stroke. Former Augusta...

I.K. Kim leads LPGA Tour event in Portland

...TOUR: In Fiano, Italy, Hennie Otto shot 10-under-par 62 to take a three-stroke lead after the second round of the Italian Open. He's at 15-under 129.Former Augusta State golfer James Heath shot 68 and is at 141.