detroit

  • April 11, 2011  

    After a sixth-month strike over pay cuts and balanced budgets, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra returned to the stage this weekend for two free concerts thanking fans for their support. Ray Suarez talks to Mark Stryker of the Detroit Free Press about how the symphony’s return impacts the struggling city. Continue reading

  • March 30, 2011    

    Paul Solman answers questions from NewsHour viewers and web users on business and economic news most days on his Making Sen$e page. Here’s Wednesday’s query: Name: Alex Question: Maybe it’s my background as a college instructor (and union member), but … Continue reading

  • March 29, 2011    

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the nation grew almost ten percent over the last decade — from 281.4 million in 2000 to 308.7 million in 2010. The country’s racial mix has shifted, too. The number of people that identify … Continue reading

  • March 29, 2011    

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau the nation grew almost ten percent over the last decade — from 281.4 million in 2000 to 308.7 million in 2010. The country’s racial mix has shifted too. The number of people that identify … Continue reading

  • March 23, 2011    

    Tuesday’s release of the 2010 census data showed a dramatic decline in Detroit’s population. Over the past 10 years, the city lost a quarter of its residents, bringing it down to a size similar to the pre-auto boom numbers of … Continue reading

  • January 31, 2011  

    In the second of two reports on the future of electric cars, Paul Solman looks at efforts to make the vehicles more viable — and financially successful for automakers — by building better batteries and making them more aerodynamic. It’s all part of his ongoing reporting on Making Sen$e of financial news. Continue reading

  • January 20, 2011    

    In its heyday, it boasted nearly two million people, the world’s premier automobile industry, the world’s most popular music (Motown), and perhaps the country’s most prosperous black middle class. But Detroit’s population is down 50 percent, as are wages in … Continue reading

  • January 20, 2011    

    In its heyday it boasted nearly two million people; the world’s premier industry (autos); the world’s most popular music (Motown); and perhaps the country’s most prosperous black middle class. But Detroit’s population is down 50 percent; so are wages in … Continue reading

  • January 19, 2011  

    As part of his ongoing reporting on “Making Sen$e” of financial news, business correspondent Paul Solman travels to Detroit for an update on General Motors’ electric car, the Chevy Volt, and examines how the company and the city are hoping it will usher in an economic revival. Continue reading

  • January 17, 2011   BY  

    For a city that was once electrified by Motown, the auto industry and nearly two million people, much of Detroit has now been resigned to dereliction. While pockets of growth and refurbishment spring up across the city, more than 60,000 buildings — over half of which were once homes — are vacant, and many have been abandoned. Continue reading

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