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Detroit Bankruptcy Makes Headlines Across Country

July 19, 2013

The national media are swarming to Detroit to report news of the city's Chapter 9 bankruptcy filing and assess the impact on the nation.

The story featured prominently on the front page of the nation's most influential newspapers today. Here's a sampling, courtesy of Newseum:

New York Times: "Billions In Debt, Detroit Tumbles Into Insolvency."

Wall Street Journal: "Record Bankruptcy for Detroit."

USA Today: "Motor City Goes Bust."

Los Angeles Times: "Out of Money, Detroit Calls It Quits."

Washington Post: "Detroit files largest municipal bankruptcy."

And here's a sampling of how Michigan newspapers are portraying the city's bankruptcy:

Detroit Free Press: "A chance for a fresh start."

Detroit News: "Detroit's reckoning."

Lansing State Journal: "Detroit declares bankruptcy."

Grand Rapids Press: "Detroit files for bankruptcy."

Kalamazoo Gazette: "Detroit goes bankrupt."

Oakland Press: "Detroit becomes largest U.S. city to file for bankruptcy."

Macomb Daily: "Bankruptcy 'a way out' for Detroit."

Battle Creek Enquirer: "Detroit files for bankruptcy."

Source: (c)2013 Detroit Free Press. Distributed by MCT Information Services.

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