How AI can support small businesses and self-employed individuals during the pandemic? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world. 

Answer by Ashok Srivastava, Chief Data Officer at Intuit, in his session: 

As the COVID-19 pandemic plays out around the world, consumers, small businesses, self-employed workers and accountants face unprecedented challenges, and these challenges only continue to grow. Many people are struggling to make ends meet and provide for their families. They might be facing a loss of income, a lack of adequate savings to weather the storm or poor access to health care. With shelter-in-place mandates proliferating around the world, small businesses have had to close their doors and are running out of cash to pay their employees

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In a story posted Sunday afternoon, the Times said it had obtained tax-return data for Trump and his businesses covering much of the last two decades. Trump has refused to release his tax returns — making him the only president in recent history to do so — and he went to the Supreme Court earlier this year to stop Congress and the Manhattan District Attorney from accessing them.

The Times story shows what Trump would not: that the business empire he brags about has struggled, with keystone properties like the president’s Doral resort and his D.C. hotel steadily losing money. And that, in the next few years, Trump will be required to pay about $421 million in loans and other debts.

The Times story said Trump is still fighting the IRS over a $72.9 million tax refund that he was granted in 2010. The IRS is trying to determine if

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Grace and her company have clients around the world
Grace and her company have clients around the world

The BBC’s weekly The Boss series profiles different business leaders from around the world. This week we speak to US hypnotist Grace Smith.

Grace Smith says she was able to give up alcohol, but that quitting smoking seemed impossible.

Back in 2011, the then 25-year-old had a stressful fundraising job in New York.

“I didn’t have any healthy coping mechanisms,” she says. “One of the ways that I was coping with all the stress and anxiety was through partying.

“I was living in the Lower East Side, and that’s what all my friends did too – we worked really hard all day long, and we partied really hard all night. It took a real toll on me, physically and mentally.”

She was first introduced to hypnotherapy when she wanted to quit smoking
She was first introduced to hypnotherapy when she wanted to quit smoking

Grace realised that she had to get healthy, so

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JACKSON, Miss.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sep 22, 2020–

Molpus Woodlands Group (Molpus) is pleased to announce the launch of our new website at Molpus is one of the oldest timber-related companies in the United States, but we’ve always focused on innovation. Our new website is the latest example of staying relevant in an evolving marketplace.

Molpus Woodlands Group Launches New Website (Graphic: Business Wire)

The new site is mobile-friendly, and it features a clean, uncluttered design, improved functionality, and enhanced rich content focused on supporting our mission: to place our clients and our fellow employees before ourselves in striving to achieve superior investment results for our clients while maintaining a reputation for excellence, integrity, sustainability, and success in the face of adversity and challenges.

“We wanted our new website to push the limits of possibilities on the web. Whether it’s the clean design aesthetic, enhanced usability and interactivity, or the value that

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Sep 10, 2020 (The Expresswire) —
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  • Smectite group include the dioctahedral minerals montmorillonite, beidellite, and nontronite, and the trioctahedral minerals hectorite (Li-rich), saponite (Mg-rich), and
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Last week’s ruling by an arbitration tribunal in The Hague in favour of telecom giant Vodafone, in its long-standing tax dispute with the government, presents an opportunity for policymakers to send out a clear signal of departure from the regressive tax policies of the past. The case related to Vodafone’s $11-billion acquisition in 2007 of Hutchison Essar’s assets in India routed through a Cayman Islands-based entity, which, to tax authorities, seemed structured as a tax avoidance transaction. The then government slapped a $2.2-billion tax notice on Vodafone, the buyer, for not deducting tax, but the company’s challenge was subsequently upheld by the Supreme Court in January 2012. Not one to be cowed down, the then Finance Minister, the late Pranab Mukherjee, amended Section 9 of the Income Tax Act to make transactions of the kind put through by Hutchison and Vodafone liable to tax in India. He then proceeded to

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I lived for many years in a New Hampshire where Republicans pursued their policy agenda within a framework of Constitutional democracy and law. In that context Governor Walter Peterson commanded wide bi-partisan respect. Warren Rudman (R-NH) took to the U.S. Senate an openness that allowed him to see bi-partisanship as a normal part of doing the people’s business.

On specific policy issues too, many Republicans defended actual positions that reflected consistent values like restrained government spending and strong national defense. But even more fundamental to them than the priorities they defended was respect for the rule of law. Congressman Jim Leach (R-IA) said, “Country comes before party.” Eliott Richardson and Archibald Cox, who resigned rather than obey demands from Richard Nixon that they viewed as unlawful, were Republicans. Seven Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee voted for Nixon’s impeachment.

I hope that before too long such a Republican party will

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If you’re sitting on some extra cash right now, consider yourself lucky. Between job losses and market crashes, there are a lot of people who can’t say that this year. 

You obviously want to hold onto your money and even grow it if you can, so you may be thinking about investing your funds. Now can be a great time to do this, but it depends on your financial situation and investing style. If any of the signs below apply to you, you’re better off keeping your extra cash out of the stock market for now.

Mature man with laptop looking intently at documents

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1. You don’t have any emergency savings

An emergency fund is essential for long-term financial security. Without one, a job loss or other financial crisis could leave you without a way to pay your bills. You might have to take on costly credit card debt or else risk ruining your

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President Donald Trump paid just $750 in federal income taxes the year he ran for president and in his first year in the White House, according to a report Sunday in The New York Times.

Trump, who has fiercely guarded his tax filings and is the only president in modern times not to make them public, paid no federal income taxes in 10 of the past 15 years. He campaigned for office as a billionaire real estate mogul and successful businessman.

Speaking at a news conference at the White House, Trump dismissed the report as “fake news” and said he has paid taxes, though he gave no specifics.

The disclosure, which the Times said comes from tax return data it obtained extending over two decades, comes at a pivotal moment ahead of the first presidential debate Tuesday and weeks before a divisive election against Democrat Joe Biden.

The president vowed

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Sep 27, 2020 (CDN Newswire via Comtex) —
Global Periodic Paralysis Treatment Market 2020 by Company, Regions, Type and Application, Forecast to 2025 comprises the past, current, and projection size of the market. The report provides an in-depth segment analysis of the market, providing valuable insights to the rivals. The report covers various domestic vendors in the global Periodic Paralysis Treatment market with a competitive scenario. The study document is distributed inside this examination, comprehensive of things like the business size concerning value and volume during the forecast period from 2020 to 2025. The report includes numbers, subdivisions, revenue, and shares as well as the exhaustive calculation of the industry chain structure, market drivers, opportunities, industry news analysis, and industry policy analysis.

Our top experts have studied the market with the reference of data given by the

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