North American International Auto Show offers more for bankrupt city than flashier Super Bowl

  • by: JEFF KAROUB , Associated Press
  • Updated: January 13, 2014 - 11:40 AM

DETROIT — It's a 21st century paradox: Detroit enters 2014 in bankruptcy, the largest public case in U.S. history and facing $18 billion or more in debt. Yet the Motor City's resurgent auto industry is strong enough to host a show that by one estimate will generate nearly $400 million for the area's economy.

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