Ford to close U.K. plant

Ford Motor Co. on Thursday announced it will close a plant in Britain, cutting 1,500 jobs, after announcing a plant closing in Belgium on Wednesday.

A worker at the Ford plant in Genk, Belgium, reacts on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, after the European Ford management announced it will close the plant at the end of 2014 — a move that will result in 4,500 direct job losses and 5,000 more among subcontractors. (Associated Press)

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