|ED WHITE, Associated Press|
"The court confirms the plan," Rhodes said.
The case concluded in just under 16 months, lightning speed by bankruptcy standards. The success was largely due to a series of deals between
No significant critics were left by early October. Bond insurers with more than
It took more than two years for a smaller city,
Rhodes had to accept
The most unusual feature of the plan is an
With more square miles (kilometers) than
The city has a population of 688,000, down nearly 30 percent from 2000 and an even longer descent from 1.2 million in 1980.
Duggan, in office less than a year, is the fourth mayor since 2008 when
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