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.
Verizon Communications Inc. is working to resolve its relationship with Vodafone Group Plc this year, having weighed options that range from ending its wireless venture with its European ally to a full merger of the two phone companies, said people familiar with the situation.
Verizon Communications Inc.’s effort to resolve its relationship with Vodafone Group Plc, potentially ending their wireless joint venture, would put it on a path to full ownership of the most profitable and fastest-growing major wireless carrier in the U.S.