Retail & Consumer
  • FILE - This March 17, 2010, file photo, shows a closing Blockbuster stores in Racine, Wis.

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The final curtain is falling on the remaining Blockbuster video-rental stores that Dish Network Corp. runs in the U.S.

    About 300 Blockbuster locations scattered around the country will be closed by early January. But 50 franchised stores will remain open in the U.S.

    As part of Dish Network's retreat, Blockbuster's DVD-by-mail service is also shutting down next month.

    About 2,800 people who work in Blockbuster's stores and DVD distribution centers will lose their jobs, according to Dish Network.

    LAST UPDATE : Nov 07, 2013, 6:07 AM EST
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