Small and medium-sized businesses, the backbone of Italy's economy, are struggling to get funding from the country's debt-laden banks, forcing many out of business and worsening the country's economic crisis.
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The latest episode of CNBC Meets features Lauren Bush Lauren, founder and CEO of FEED, niece of former President George W. Bush and the granddaughter of former President George H. W. Bush.
CNBC Meets' Tania Bryer speaks to niece of former U.S. President George W. Bush, and founder of social business FEED, Lauren Bush Lauren.
In part two, Bush Lauren talks about some of the early FEED products first released and the challenges she faced launching the group back in 2007.