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Brian Chappatta

Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr's spokesman Bill Nowling speaks to reporters outside of the Theodore Levin U.S. Courthouse in Detroit on July 24, 2013.

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Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr's spokesman Bill Nowling speaks to reporters outside of the Theodore Levin U.S. Courthouse in Detroit on July 24, 2013.

Detroit’s ‘Pennybags’ Idol of People?

The situation in Detroit has been serious for quite some time, at the very least since the city filed a record U.S. municipal bankruptcy in July. So after Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr finally reached a settlement with some bondholders last...

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Detroit is struggling with over 78,000 abandoned homes across 140 square miles and double-digit unemployment.

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Detroit is struggling with over 78,000 abandoned homes across 140 square miles and double-digit unemployment.

AFSCME Makes Detroit Look GIF-y

The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees is spelling out the consequences of Detroit’s record bankruptcy filing through the simplest means possible — GIFs and memes. Using short clips from movies and TV shows including “Austin Powers,” “Arrested...

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The area of Boylston Street after two explosions occurred along the final stretch of the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013.

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The area of Boylston Street after two explosions occurred along the final stretch of the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013.

Boston Bombing Spurs Internet Tracking

As officials continue to pursue suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings, the highest-profile act of terror in the U.S. since the Sept. 11 attacks on New York City and the Pentagon in 2001, individuals are taking to the Internet in efforts to identify potential...

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Construction on the new Transbay Terminal in San Francisco.

Photograph by David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Construction on the new Transbay Terminal in San Francisco.

Munis May Be Target of Democrats and Republicans, Friedlander Says

Everybody’s got it in for muni bonds, said George Friedlander, senior municipal strategist at Citigroup Inc. The $3.7 trillion municipal market may be a target of both Democrats and Republicans within the next year, Friedlander said at a Bond Buyer conference in...

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