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Allstate and other insurers brace for disaster claims.

Amazon finds a fierce bidder in Liberty Media‘s John Malone.

Armani bucks trend, vows to stay private.

Boys & Girls Clubs of America embrace social media.

British Airways among European airlines impacted by Iceland volcanic ash.

Camel Snus target smoke-restricted NYC.

Coach finds buyers returning to priciest bags.[more]

Comcast‘s FCC hire seen as PR misstep.

Fashion Bug clothing chain reportedly on the block.

Gilt‘s VIP store introduces new retail concepts to China.

IMF succession race heats up as DNA evidence emerges in Strauss-Kahn case.

J&J to buy RussiaChem’s Russian brands.

JPMorgan Chase, UBS and Deutsche Bank face New York Attorney General probe.

Kimberly-Clark plans multi-brand push.

L’Oreal is poised to outpace rivals.

Lady Gaga scores “monstrous” album debut.

Lamborghini plans to launch “everyday” model.

LinkedIn shares plunge as investors reassess IPO.

Mango plans to launch 500 points of sale this year.

Marks & Spencer plans to localize stores.

Microsoft plans 2012 launch of Windows 8, appeals EU antitrust fine.

Opera unveils new mobile browser for Apple‘s iPad and iPhone.

Porsche sees record growth thanks to China.

Prada promotes Hong Kong IPO.

Prius v (for versatility) wagon announced for fall.

President Obama is good for Guinness.

Queen Latifah to launch lifestyle brand with HSN.

Sabra hummus gets to stay at DePaul University.

Saks Fifth Avenue looks to carry more Asian designers.

Square, from Twitter founder Jack Dorsey, improves app.

Target rebuffs union drive.

Toyota launches social network with Salesforce.

Twitter reportedly acquires TweetDeck.

Yahoo mail becomes more social.

Yves Saint Laurent refutes Christian Louboutin suit over red soles.

& Virginia Commonwealth University seeks new Brandcenter director.