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Marketplace for 7/19/13 - Detroit reacts

Automakers GM and Chrysler were Detroit’s last big bankruptcies, but they were able to emerge from Chapter 11 in a matter of months. Detroit’s bankruptcy, a Chapter 9, probably won’t be as quick. And we look at some of the economic discussion sparked by George Zimmerman' acquittal. In some situations, do minorities in the U.S. have to spend more money than others in order to look more respectable?

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President Barack Obama speaks on the Trayvon Martin case during remarks in the White House briefing room July 19, 2013 in Washington, DC. Obama said, "Trayvon Martin could've been me, 35 years ago."
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