>Advice on taxes available on News Call-in Night
Anyone who needs a little help with their taxes can call The Buffalo News tonight.
The annual Tax Help Line Call-in Night runs from 5 to 9 p.m. A panel of experts from the Buffalo chapter of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants will be taking calls.
The accountants will also participate simultaneously in a live Web chat, answering questions at www.buffalonews.com.
To pose a question, call 849-6090 or go online to www.buffalonews.com during the event.
Participating accountants include: Peter Bellanti, senior tax manager for Amato, Fox & Co. PC; Tim Hoelscher, senior tax manager for Tronconi, Segarra & Associates; Joe Kabacinski, assistant professor of accounting at D'Youville College; Rosemarie Steeb, owner of Rosemarie C. Steeb CPA; Debbie Todaro, tax manager for Sanderson & Company Investment Consultants; Christine Learman, owner of Christine A. Learman CPA PC; Todd Zgoda, tax manager for Bruce M. Zgoda CPA; Bruce Zgoda, owner of Bruce M. Zgoda CPA; Dennis Jewell, partner at Noonan & Jewell CPAs; Jane Jewell, partner at Noonan & Jewell CPAs.
>Borders gets extension
NEW YORK (AP) -- A judge Tuesday granted Borders a 90-day extension to determine how many additional stores it will close as it reorganizes under bankruptcy protection.
Borders said in February, when it filed for Chapter 11 reorganization, that it planned to close 200 stores. It now seeks to close up to 75 more, although the number is likely to be closer to 20 to 25, Borders spokeswoman Mary Davis said.
The Ann Arbor, Mich., company will receive more time to negotiate with landlords, confirmed Borders attorney David Friedman. The 90-day extension gives it until Sept. 14.
Borders hopes to have a formal reorganization plan to present to its creditors by early April and plans to exit bankruptcy in August or September.
>2 carmakers scale back
DETROIT (AP) -- Two Japanese automakers are scaling back production at North American plants as they assess their ability to get parts from Japan after that country's devastating earthquake and tsunami.
Subaru of America said Tuesday it has suspended overtime at its only North American plant in Lafayette, Ind. Toyota Motor Corp. also said it was suspending overtime and Saturday production at its 10 plants in the region.
So far, other Japanese automakers say their North American plants are unaffected. Nissan Motor Co., Honda Motor Co., Mitsubishi Motors and Mazda Motor Corp. all say they have not changed their production plans.
>Quad/Graphics site closing
Quad/Graphics is closing a plant in Mount Morris, Ill., as part of a restructuring that has followed its acquisition of Worldcolor last year.
The plant has 230 employees and will close in May. The company will transfer the Illinois plant's work to other facilities, said Claire Ho, a company spokeswoman. She said the company does not specify where it moves its work.
Wisconsin-based Quad/Graphics' network of facilities includes a plant in Depew, which was previously called Worldcolor, and before that, Quebecor World Buffalo. The site's work force was reduced earlier this year and it now has about 430 employees.
>Wegmans to aid Japan
Wegmans grocery stores today will begin collecting donations for tsunami and earthquake relief in Japan.
One-hundred percent of the donations, which will be collected at checkout, will go toward American Red Cross efforts. The program, which accepts contributions of any amount, will end April 2.
The Wegmans Family Charitable Foundation has also given $100,000 toward American Red Cross relief efforts.
CEO Danny Wegman stressed ties to Japan in a release. "Many of our employees and our customers have family and friends in Japan, and we also have suppliers there. We all want to help."