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Raising a family in Detroit

For the Reids, the city of Detroit remains a good place to raise a family, despite being one of the cities hardest hit by the recession.

Fixing Detroit's food crisis

Experts call Detroit a food desert as half the population struggles to find healthy groceries.

Detroit's toughness is its treasure

Christopher Ilitch explains why he thinks Detroit will be the biggest urban turnaround in U.S. history.

Sports: Building pride in Detroit

Christopher Ilitch, owner of the Detroit Tigers and Red Wings, discusses what sports mean to the city of Detroit.

Lithium auto battery plant revs up

The largest lithium ion automotive battery production facility in North America, owned by A123 Systems, opens in Livonia, Michigan.

Ford's all women auto design team

Five female chemical and mechanical engineers at Ford are designing the cars of the future with renewable materials.

Greening Detroit
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One teen steps in to revitalize Detroit by helping to dig up and plant plants in abandoned lots.

Teaching economics to Detroit youth

Detroit National Teach-In empowers both the young and old by teaching them financial and business fundamentals.

Detroit to demolish neighborhoods

To help clean up Detroit, Mayor David Bing has a plan to tear down abandoned homes and ask those living nearby to move.

Detroit's small business allure

Entrepreneurs say they get the most out of their investments in the Motor City.

Going solo in the Motor City Dude driving Car
"That's what I need, help to start. I need someone to take me like a little baby and teach me." -JoAnne Wright
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