Italian designer Gianni Versace was shot dead in Miami in 1997 at the height of his creative prowess, marking not just the high water mark for his fashion house but also the celebrity culture he helped create.
Urban Outfitters Inc posted a fourth straight quarterly profit that topped market estimates as the clothing and home goods retailer's bohemian styles sold well during the holiday season, and lesser discounting propped up margins.
Shoe and hat retailer Genesco Inc's fourth-quarter profit beat market expectations, driven by strong sales of its Hatworld brands, direct-to-consumer catalog and e-commerce businesses, and the company reaffirmed its fiscal 2011 forecast.
U.S. mall operator General Growth Properties won a nearly five-month extension of the exclusive right to present a plan to exit bankruptcy, a setback for some creditors and suitor Simon Property Group.
Italian eyewear maker Luxottica forecast mid-single digit revenue growth this year as the overall market scenario improves after it reported an 8.4 percent fall in fourth-quarter net profit on falling sales.