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In 2015, Ducati North America increased unit sales by 14.1 percent, based on 12,132 total motorcycles sold in the United States, Canada and Mexico. This is the sixth year the company has shown impressive overall sales growth in its largest worldwide sales region. All three countries reached historical sales levels, with the United States at 9,...

by Tim Gray   Michael Cimino, who won Oscars as director and a producer of "The Deer Hunter" before "Heaven's Gate" destroyed his career and sped up the demise of 60-year-old United Artists, has died. He was 77. Friends called the police when they couldn't reach him and he was found dead Saturday. Cannes Film Festival director Thierry F...

The world got its first taste of new Lady Gaga material with her new single Perfect Illusion, and now, Gaga is teasing out new information about her forthcoming album.   In a phone interview with Zane Lowe on Beats 1, the singer revealed the title, release date and emotional inspiration behind her new music, in addition to a list of collabor...

By Ari Shapiro   In this season of indulgence (and overindulgence), some people will turn to the treadmill, while others turn to the Pepto-Bismol. Author Brad Thomas Parsons will reach for the bottle — specifically, a bottle full of a liqueur called amaro, which people have used as a digestive aid for centuries.   It's an herbal recip...

Italian plastics equipment major Negri Bossi may "bring significant manufacturing of injection molding machines back to the United States" following its acquisition by a U.S.-based equipment firm.   Sacmi Group announced April 11 that it had sold its plastics division to Kingsbury Corp., a machinery firm based in Rush, N.Y. Private equity fi...

The first official visit by Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini to the United States opened with a wide-ranging discussion with the American Secretary of State John Kerry. Topics examined included the crisis in Ukraine ("we must support the national dialogue"); the stalemate in Syria; the two Italian marines detained in India; and the schoolgirls a...

June 10, 2014: Alfa Romeo dealer network established in U.S. and Canada Initial pool of 86 dealers drawn from existing FIAT and Maserati brand dealers Additional Alfa Romeo franchises to be awarded later this year   An initial group of 86 dealers have been awarded Alfa Romeo franchises in the United States and Canada. In the U.S., 82 Alfa R...

by Michael Traversa   There's a saying that goes "when life gives you lemons", we've all heard it. Most of the times it comes as some sort of consolation or encouragement into turning things our way, stay positive through adversity. Finding somebody who really lives with that positive attitude is a whole other matter.   Academy Award...

Offering an outstretched hand in 1958 to voter after voter, most of whom would end up casting a ballot against him, Vincent Celeste would bring his heels together and bow slightly. "I'm Vinnie Celeste," he said. "I am running for US senator against that millionaire Jack Kennedy."   A historical footnote in most Kennedy biographies, Mr. Celes...

Thomas Salvino has been named to Barron's 2015 Top Advisors in America. The magazine's annual state-by-state listing recognizes America's top financial advisors and places Salvino in the Illinois ranking. Salvino; his father, Al; and his brother, John, are financial advisors with the Salvino Wealth Management Team at William Blair & Company. T...

10. To Have CourageBetween 1861 and 1985, 29,036,000 Italians emigrated to other countries. Poverty was the main reason for their leaving. They risked everything in emigrating to a new country. Usually moving across the ocean at a time when Ocean Travel was precarious at best only to find that they had much Prejudice and hardship to overcome when t...

Few American cities, with the possible exception of Chicago, do urban ethnic drama like New York. In the late 19th century and into the 20th, Gotham's Italians and Irish mixed it up in a prizefight for power, influence and access.   Pint-size pol Fiorello La Guardia battled debonair James W. Walker in mayoral politics, while Frank Sinatra jo...