USA Today 1A, "Blockbuster to shutter U.S. stores," by Roger Yu : "The retail company that introduced millions of Americans to stay-home movie nights said Wednesday that it will close its 300 remaining U.S. stores by early January, a casualty of the popularity of digital distribution of movies. Its DVD-by-mail business will be shut down by mid-December. … The announcement was almost anti-climactic as Blockbuster outlets had receded into the ‘forgotten but not gone’ category. … Dish Network, which offers satellite pay-TV service, said it will retain licensing rights to the Blockbuster brand and … its vast video library. Dish plans to focus on its Blockbuster @Home business, a streaming service available to Dish pay-TV customers for an extra fee. Blockbuster On Demand, its streaming service for the general public, also will continue to operate. Dish bought Blockbuster in April 2011."…bined