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Assessing the economy on the ground in Detroit
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Assessing the economy on the ground in Detroit

Two small businesses give insight into the effects of a slumping economy as the city that rose, and fell, with the fortunes of the auto industry tries to figure out where the jobs will come from for the next generation. (Dana Hedgpeth/The Washington Post)

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A hard downshift in Detroit
Article | DETROIT -- The decline of the auto industry and the nation's economic slide have left many residents here trapped, without work, in houses they can't sell, in neighborhoods where they fear for their safety, in schools that offer their children a hard road out.

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