BREAKINGVIEWS-Celluloid hopes mean more to Tesla than earnings

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(The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.) By Richard Beales SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 21 (Reuters Breakingviews) - Tesla Motors may make pure electric cars, but it is valued very much like a hybrid. Sure, quarterly numbers -- due in the coming weeks -- hint at its ability to hit manufacturing targets. But Silicon Valley-style growth is central to the story. Characteristically for young tech companies, Tesla burns through cash. In the coming months ...

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