Closure fears tarnish Opel plants' golden anniversary

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By Tom Kaeckenhoff and Ethan Bilby BOCHUM, Germany/ELLESMERE PORT, England, March 28 (Reuters) - A golden anniversary is usually cause for celebration, but at General Motors' car plants at Bochum in western Germany and Ellesmere Port in northwest England, the talk is of closure, not their openings in 1962. Economic weakness across much of Europe has hit car sales, forcing the sector to address a capacity overhang. GM Chief Executive Dan Akerson estimates that manufacturers have 10 ...

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