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It's sad tidings for bookstore Borders today—the Wall Street Journal reports: "Borders, which employs nearly 11,000 people, designated a group of liquidators as the opening bidders in a looming bankruptcy-court auction amid difficulties getting publishers to relax terms under which they ship merchandise to the U.S.'s second-largest bookstore chain, said people familiar with the matter. The development raises the prospect that Borders will soon close all its remaining 399 stores and go out of business." [WSJ]