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Funds and taxes

Q: Do I have to pay capital gains taxes for stocks my mutual fund sold when the fund paid taxes on them, too? -- D.S., Laramie, Wyoming
A: A mutual fund doesn't pay taxes on capital gains of stocks its managers sold during the year -- you do.
Funds are required by law to distribute all income from dividends, interest and ca ... (full story)


Minnesota farmer, distributor raises beef to improve soil

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CLEARWATER, Minn. (AP) — Cattle perked up and started to moo as Matt Maier fired up his tractor to bring over a fresh roll of baleage for his herd.
One frisky cow leaped behind the bale, nipping at the fermented hay before Maier rolled it out.
Maier raises grass-fed beef, and in the Central Minnesota winter he lays o ... (full story)


Automation goes further with machine learning

High volume, repetitive tasks are just the sort of activity for which robotic process automation, or RPA, was developed.
The technology is an evolution of automation, involving the use of software with AI or machine learning, according to Sage, an online service provider specializing in accounting, human resources and business m ... (full story)


Small businesses expected to invest in variety of technologies this year

Small businesses this year are expected to invest more money in technologies such as block chain and cloud-based solutions, among others, according to Cleveland-area-based Hyland.
The content services provider company said organizations worldwide will accelerate their investments in enterprise technology this year to become more ... (full story)


State


Supreme Court case looms large for rivals in abortion debate

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Anti-abortion activists gathered last week in Washington for their annual March for Life, eager to cheer on a continuing wave of federal and state abortion restrictions.
However, many activists on both sides of the debate already are looking ahead to March 4, when the U.S. Supreme Court hears its first major abortion case since ... (full story)


State voting, registration laws vary and change frequently

The rules of elections are always changing.
In the states and the District of Columbia, lawmakers last year considered more than 2,900 bills dealing with elections and voting, and enacted more than 350, according to a tally by the National Conference of State Legislatures.
The changes include deadlines for registration, pay ... (full story)


Ohio part of multistate settlement with PayPal fund

Regulators from 22 states and the District of Columbia have determined the charitable leg of international online payment system PayPal had not been acting as transparently as it should.
Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost last week announced the state's inclusion in an agreement with PayPal Charitable Giving Fund, requiring the org ... (full story)


Clones help famous elm tree named Herbie live on, for now

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YARMOUTH, Maine (AP) — A massive elm tree nicknamed Herbie is long gone, but it is going to live on, thanks to cloned trees that are being made available to the public.
At 110 feet and more than 200 years, Herbie was the tallest and oldest elm in New England and survived 14 bouts of Dutch elm disease because of the devo ... (full story)