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.

Belgian Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo addresses the media in his office in Brussels on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, on the announced closure of the Belgian Ford factory. The planned closure at the end of 2014 will result in 4,500 direct job losses and 5,000 more among subcontractors. (Associated Press)

Belgian Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo addresses the media in his office in Brussels on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, on the announced closure of the Belgian Ford factory. The planned closure at the end of 2014 will result in 4,500 direct job losses and 5,000 more among subcontractors. (Associated Press)

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