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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Saturday, April 15, 2006

BUSINESS BRIEFS
Tax deadline is Monday night

Advertiser Staff and News Services

Just a reminder for folks rushing to finish their federal taxes: The deadline this year isn't April 15, because that falls on a Saturday.

You'll have two more days, until Monday night at midnight, to get your taxes on their way to the Internal Revenue Service.

The Postal Service will continue its tradition of curbside drop-off for late filers at its airport and downtown locations on Monday. There also will be specially marked boxes at 26 post offices that will be collected at midnight. Taxpayers also can file for a six-month extension by sending in a Form 4868. The state tax deadline is April 20.


EATERY CLOSED FOR RENOVATION

Like Like Drive Inn Restaurant on Ke'eaumoku Street is closed for renovation. Managers of the 24-hour eatery said on its telephone recording that it will reopen at the end of the month. The restaurant, established in 1953, was last renovated in 1994 as part of a $6.5 million upgrade that rearranged its location with a small strip of businesses on the same property.


NO MORE GUNS AT SOME WAL-MARTS

BENTONVILLE, Ark. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has decided to stop selling guns in about a third of its U.S. stores in what it calls a marketing decision based on lack of demand in some places, a company spokeswoman said yesterday.

The world's largest retailer decided last month to remove firearms from about 1,000 stores in favor of stocking other sporting goods, in line with a "Store of the Community" strategy for boosting sales by paying closer attention to local differences in demand.


HALLIBURTON UNIT PLANS IPO

DALLAS The KBR Inc., a unit of Halliburton Co., filed an initial public offering yesterday to sell up to $550 million in common stock.

KBR is a global engineering, construction and services company supporting the energy, petrochemicals, government services and civil-infrastructure sectors. Houston-based Halliburton Co. plans to sell just under 20 percent of its stake in KBR, which has diluted the company's financial results and drawn criticism of its multibillion-dollar contracts in Iraq.


YUKOS SELLOFF ORDER HALTED

MOSCOW A bankruptcy supervisor at the shattered Yukos oil company said yesterday he had won a temporary injunction from a New York court prohibiting the company from selling its assets as it goes into bankruptcy hearings.