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Italy and France continue to Struggle during Economic Doldrums

WASHINGTON — Italy’s economy was stagnant again, and France continued to tumble economically as investors and analysts worried about its impact on the eurozone as a whole.

francois hollande france [1]Reuters reported [2] that the Italian economy has contracted for two straight years, but did not contract this past quarter. Some hope that a recent rise in industrial output could lead to economic growth in the country.

France saw its industrial output fall for a second straight month, even when manufacturing production rose.