The lights went out on many cities' thoroughfares during the recession. And lots of them haven't been turned back on.
A shrinking tax base and poor governance may make it difficult to recover from the largest municipal bankruptcy in history.
Even though US carmakers are thriving once again, thanks to some federal bailouts, Motown is down to a single plant.
With its bankruptcy filing, it has a chance to start over. Step one: Take some tips from a city that reinvented itself.
The city was once an American powerhouse. Now it's the largest municipality to file for bankruptcy. Here's why it could not keep going.
It's not fun and it's not easy, but if you can set aside your emotions and put in the hours, settling your own debt could pay off for you.
You won't believe the wait time for police help. The city's financial crisis is taking a toll on emergency services.
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