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AIG plunges back into U.S. real-estate investing.

Alcoa posts surprise profit after aluminum orders climb.

Amazon adds in-app purchases to woo developers away from Apple.

BJ’s Wholesale Club grows locally produced program.

Best Buy CEO Brian Dunn quits amid “personal-conduct” probe.

Coty explores U.S. IPO potential.

Cracker Barrel adopts poison pill.

Denny’s rolls up Millennial views with “Always Open” web series. [more]

Disney plots marketing blitz for Avengers after John Carter flop.

DreamWorks to get capital infusion from Reliance Entertainment.

Facebook requires new playbook for digesting Instagram.

Google grapples with challenges from Motorola Mobility acquisition.

McDonalds franchises in Russia for first time, while a pressure group targets McDonalds outlets in U.S. hospitals.

Michelin moves U.S. tire-making capital to South Carolina.

St. Jude battles Medtronic in heart-device rivalry.

Unilever uses English f-word in German campaign.

Yahoo embarks on its new long-term strategy.