Zara’s celebrity chic helps make its Spanish parent company, Inditex SA, the world’s biggest fashion retailer. Singer Taylor Swift, reality-television personality Kim Kardashian and Kate Middleton, Prince William’s wife, have all been spotted wearing the stylish, low-cost brand.
William Daley , President Barack Obama ’s new chief of staff, can defer the payment of capital gains taxes on his sale of almost $8.3 million of JPMorgan Chase & Co . shares, based on government ethics rules.
Ford Motor Co. , after earning $9.3 billion in the last two years, may make an accounting change this year to reflect confidence in its recovery, a move one tax expert said could boost its 2011 profit as much as $13 billion.
Hewlett-Packard Co. said accounting errors at Autonomy Corp. have led it to cut reported 2010 revenue at the software maker’s largest unit by 54 percent, adding fuel to a legal dispute over its purchase of Autonomy.