The European Commission says it will investigate a £17.4 million ($24.97 million) aid package the U.K. granted to Ford Motor Co. for investment at the auto maker’s Bridgend (South Wales) engine facility. Ford plans to invest £243 million ($347 million) at Bridgend before 2004 in an effort to boost capacity of both V-6 and V-8 engines produced at the plant. The Bridgend plant produced 700,000 engines in 2000 and expansion plans call for output to rise to 1,075,000 units by 2004. The engines ...

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