U.S. city of Pontiac feels brunt of GM's pain

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This story is part of a special Reuters package on the strain on U.S. state, city and local finances during the recession. By Nick Carey PONTIAC, Mich., June 29 (Reuters) - The decline of U.S. automakers has for years affected those who live in Pontiac. Now the city's dead look set to feel the pain as well. Mayor Clarence Phillips says "we can no longer afford" the $400,000 the city spends each year on the upkeep of cemeteries in light of fresh local plant closures and job losses at ...

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