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Google’s Motorola Plans to Shutter Manufacturing Plant in Texas

Google Inc.’s Motorola Mobility unit plans to shut down its factory in Texas after about a year amid the high cost of making smartphones in the U.S.

The handset unit, which Lenovo Group Ltd. agreed to buy for $2.91 billion earlier this year, will shutter the plant in Fort Worth by the end of the year, the company said in an e-mailed statement today. The facility, which had more than 3,500 workers at its peak, now has about 700, who are mostly employed by manufacturing partner Flextronics International Ltd.