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Two women in other parts of the country wanted to pay an overdue bill for someone in Detroit. This is their project.

The South is no longer the biggest threat to Michigan's automotive supremacy.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Oct 18, 2013
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For decades, Washington has pumped millions and millions of dollars into Detroit in the name of urban renewal. Those plans all failed.

The government is suddenly assuming unfunded pension promises will come true. That makes America's retirement plan look better than it is.

Rachel Grady and Heidi Ewing of "Detropia" talk about Detroit's decline and what, if anything, could save it.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Jul 27, 2013
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Sometimes cities need a little adult supervision.

Here are six big, crazy ideas to stop Detroit's economic tailspin.

  • Lydia DePillis, Timothy B. Lee, and Dylan Matthews
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  • Jul 20, 2013
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A state judge has ordered Detroit's federal bankrtupcy filing withdrawn. Here's why she has the power to do that.

  • Timothy B. Lee
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  • Jul 19, 2013
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The fortunes of Detroit the city are no longer tied up with the fortunes of the Big Three automakers.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Jul 19, 2013
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The bankrupt city has a dynamic core and institutions that really care about it.

Detroit currently owes $3.5 billion on its pension funds and can't pay. How did it reach this point?

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Jul 19, 2013
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It's $18 billion in debt, but this could be the start of a real recovery.

A total of 8 cities and towns, as well as dozens of utilities, water districts, hospital authorities, and other municipal units have filed for bankruptcy since 2010.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Jul 18, 2013
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A shrinking population, eroding services, decades of bad governance.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Jul 18, 2013
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Behind the auto industry's big rally.