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 car burns as workers block the main gate of the Ford plant in Genk, Belgium, on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012. Ford Motor Co. announced Wednesday it planned to close a car plant in eastern Belgium — one of its main European factories — by the end of 2014, a move that would result in 4,500 direct job losses and 5,000 more among subcontractors. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)

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