A banner reading "Opel Bochum - 45,000 jobs in North Rhine-Westphalia", hanging at the Opel car plant in Bochum, Germany, Wednesday, April 17, 2013. General Motors' loss-making Opel division has ... more 
A banner reading "Opel Bochum - 45,000 jobs in North Rhine-Westphalia", hanging at the Opel car plant in Bochum, Germany, Wednesday, April 17, 2013. General Motors' loss-making Opel division has confirmed it plans to end production at the plant in Germany by the end of 2014. Adam Opel AG said Wednesday in a statement that the Bochum plant would wind down production as part of its plan to reduce costs and turn the division around. The plant's 3,200 workers make the Zafira compact. The plant's closure has been expected since workers there rejected a compromise restructuring that would have extended some production. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Martin Meissner
Wed, Apr 17, 2013 2:50 PM EDT