McDonald’s Corp. said Thursday it would increase capital expenditures next year to $2.9 billion, accelerating growth domestically and abroad with the openings of more than 1,300 restaurants, as well as continued remodeling efforts on established units. Its menu also continues to be a major focus, with items from new burgers to additional desserts planned for test in 2012. Chief executive Jim Skinner told attendees at its Investor Day conference Thursday that McDonald’s was ...

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