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Locals Fear Venice Becoming 'A Big Shopping Center'

As Italy tries to fight its way out of recession, local governments are looking for creative way to raise revenue. Venice is allowing Benetton to put the city's first shopping mall right on the Grand Canal. Citizens are up in arms, but officials say deals like these keep the lagoon city afloat.