An Old-Media Empire, Axel Springer Reboots for the…

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BERLIN — When Mathias Döpfner, chief executive of Axel Springer, and a handful of his top managers first set their sights on the United States three years ago, it was with notebooks in hand, rather than checkbooks. A decade after taking the helm in 2002, Mr.