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Nutella maker Ferrero is interested in buying Campbell Soup’s international business, which includes biscuit brand Arnott’s, two sources close to the matter said on Monday. The Italian group based in the Piedmont region is working on a possible deal with Rothschild as advisers, one of the sources said, confirming an earlier report by Italian daily...

Who is the greatest basketball player of all time? It's not Michael Jordan. That distinction belongs to hall of fame forward, Hank Luisetti, the first person to sore fifty points in a game, the innovator of the running one-handed shot, and the one responsible for paving the road to March Madness and the formation of the NBA. Nobody—not even Jordan...

Study Italian Diaspora Culture in Rome through a Unique Summer Program. Application Deadline-February 22, 2019. The Italian Diaspora Studies Summer Seminar™ is a three-week summer program that takes place at Roma Tre University from June 17-July 5, 2019. It is designed to introduce participants (doctoral students and professors) to cultural studies...

Applications for NIAF scholarships are now open! Scholarships range from $2,500 – $12,000 and are awarded to undergraduate, graduate, post-graduate, medical, and legal students. If you are Italian American or if you are studying Italian in college, apply today! Deadline is March 1, 2019. For more information, contact Julia Streisfeld, Program Manag...

Since leaving the Terlato Wines portfolio and establishing its own U.S. import arm in 2016, Miami-based Santa Margherita USA has looked to expand its business both through organic growth and portfolio additions.In January 2017, the company oversaw a major realignment of its distribution structure and partnered with new wholesalers across the U.S. m...

On the morning of December 7, 1941, Japanese planes bombed Pearl Harbor – a U.S. naval base on the island of Oahu – destroying or damaging 18 ships and over 300 aircraft and killing or wounding almost 3,500 Americans. The next day, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed a declaration of war against Japan. A year earlier, when Japan signed the Tripa...

The week before Christmas was the most exciting time of the year. The entire family got in the car and drove to all the Italian markets in the city. The stores were crowded with other Italians getting the same foods for their Christmas Eve and Christmas Day meals. Double-parked cars lined the streets, as we circled the blocks searching for a spot....

Earlier today, the International Boxing Hall of Fame (IBHOF) announced that Tony DeMarco (58-12-1, 33 KOs) would be inducted with the Class of 2019. Induction weekend will take place June 6-9 of next year at the IBHOF’s headquarters in Canastota, NY. A resident of Boston’s North End neighborhood, DeMarco, known throughout the boxing world as “The F...

An innocent throwback Instagram post has gotten Madonna into a little bit of trouble. On Monday, Madonna posted an interview of herself from the 1980s to her Instagram Stories where she said, “If there are 100 people in a room and 99 say they liked it, I only remember the one person who didn’t.” While that may sound innocuous to most, many Lady Gag...

Eleven U.S. Senators (led by Senator Ted Cruz) have written to President Trump’s administration criticising Italian airline, Air Italy — specifically citing urgent need for action in relation to Air Italy’s routes to both New York and Miami. In 2017, Qatar Airways acquired a 49% stake in AQA Holding, the parent company of Meridiana Fly, which was l...

Ariana Grande has been named Billboard’s 2018 Woman of the Year. The music industry publication made the announcement on Tuesday. The pop star will be feted at the Billboard Women in Music gala in New York City on Dec. 6. “Ariana Grande is a star on her own terms, never bending to any particular musical trend or path in the industry,” explained Ros...

Many Italian foods are so familiar they almost seem like American foods. If you ask a child where pizza is from, he is likely to say the United States. And the same goes for spaghetti and lasagna. Gelato, too. No wonder Italian food is still the most popular ethnic food in America. So it was natural — inevitable, really — that I would wrap up my ye...