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July 18, 2013


Detroit Files for Bankruptcy Protection

Detroit became the largest city in U.S. history to file for bankruptcy, as the state-appointed emergency manager filed for Chapter 9 protection, the Wall Street Journal reports.

The final decision rested with Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R): "This was a difficult and painful decision but I believe there are no other viable options. This is a situation that's been 60 years in the making in terms of the decline of Detroit. From a financial point of view, let me be blunt, Detroit is broke."

Wonk Wire: Detroit goes bankrupt.












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