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After the bankruptcy: Green shoots

Can entrepreneurs revive Motor City?

UNDER Diego Rivera’s murals of “Industry”, at a dinner for supporters of the Detroit Institute of Arts, Anne Parsons, who runs the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, remarks how much the mood in the city has changed. “A few years ago, everyone would have been pessimistic at a similar gathering,” says Ms Parsons. Today the happily chatting visitors seem to feel the worst is behind them.

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