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NEW YORK a¿¿ They loved it. Now they hate it. A host of celebrities, athletes and self-promoters built an audience on Twitter only to have their followers turn against them. For others, tweets that once got lots of attention now get lost in the noise. How can Twitter sustain its growth and attract advertisers when its social networking service turns so many people off? By Ryan Nakashima. SENT: 1,000 words, photos.


a¿¿ TWITTER-IPO-TWITTER'S ORIGINS a¿¿Titillating twists, power struggles paved Twitter's path to Wall Street. SENT: 540 words, photos.

a¿¿ TWITTER-IPO-KEY FIGURES a¿¿ A collection of five biographical sketches for the key people in Twitter's brief history. SENT: 1,300 words.

a¿¿ TWITTER-IPO-BARCLAYS a¿¿ When Twitter goes public on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, it will trade under the supervision of Barclays Capital. SENT: 300 words, photo.


SAN FRANCISCO a¿¿ The final curtain is falling on the Blockbuster video-rental stores that Dish Network Corp. owns in the U.S. The closings will affect about 300 Blockbuster locations scattered across the country. Dish Network expects the stores to be closed by early January. Dish Network says about 2,800 people will lose their jobs. By Michael Liedtke. SENT: 350 words, photo.


Tesla Motors has a battery problem: It doesn't have enough of them. CEO Elon Musk says a shortage of battery cells caused his company to ship cars to Europe that could have been sold in North America in the third quarter. And relief won't come until next year. That's a big reason why the high-flying electric car company's shares take a dramatic 14 percent tumble. By Tom Krisher and David Koenig. SENT: 130 words, photo. UPCOMING: 750 words by 6 p.m.

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