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Biden In Detroit To Discuss Automakers' Resurgence

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DETROIT (AP) - Vice President Joe Biden will be in Detroit to discuss the U.S. auto industry's future and its resurgence since the 2009 federal bailout.

Biden will speak Thursday morning at the North American International Auto Show, which is open to industry and media representatives and welcomes the public starting Saturday.

He was to meet Wednesday evening with new Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan. The city is undergoing the nation's largest municipal bankruptcy, four years after General Motors and Chrysler emerged from their own restructurings.

The White House hasn't promised a Motor City bailout, but in September it pledged more than $100 million in grants to help Detroit tear down vacant buildings and spur job growth. The funding had been earmarked for Detroit but hadn't reached the city or directed toward its priorities.

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