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BELTON, TX — The Belton ISD Board of Trustees has voted to waive technology fees for all students for the upcoming school year. The board voted to not collect the technology insurance fee all students pay, which will save families more than $240,000 over the next school year. “Families continue to be impacted by COVID-19 …

U.S. stocks on Tuesday were attempting to recover some early lost ground on the back of gains in technology and tech-related shares as investors assessed the economic and public-health environment following a strong rally to start the week in the previous session. The apparent pause in unfettered enthusiasm for equities followed revised forecasts from the …

Apple Inc., Verizon Corp. and the U.S. divisions of several foreign auto makers are among the largest direct beneficiaries of Federal Reserve efforts to support the corporate-debt market, according to disclosures Sunday. In all, the Fed on Sunday identified 794 companies whose bonds it will be buying directly to support the market for investment-grade corporate …

May 6 (Reuters)- Recent central bank bond-buying to calm market turmoil has breached the wall dividing top-grade debt from so-called junk-rated issues, raising the likelihood of the investment industry and even regulators eventually dismantling the barrier. FILE PHOTO: George Washington is seen with printed medical mask on the one Dollar banknotes in this illustration taken, …

Americans collectively hold a staggering $1.6 trillion in student loan debt, and only half were paying it down — before the coronavirus crisis and recession hit. In what is surely welcome news for borrowers nationwide, many will be getting a break on those balances. The U.S. Department of Education, which oversees federally-backed student loans, says …

The numbers: The consumer-price index dipped 0.4% last month, the biggest decline in five years, the Labor Department said Friday. The drop was in line with the forecast of economists surveyed by MarketWatch. Core inflation, minus food and energy, prices fell 0.1% in March, the first decline in 10 years. The rate of inflation over …

Mark Grant, the chief global strategist for fixed income at B. Riley FBR, is usually focused on the bond market, but he had an interesting suggestion for long-term investors that he shared with Stuart Varney on Fox Business: After quoting the adage, “You buy when there’s blood on the streets,” Grant suggested that for “appreciation …

Some say volatility, rather than debt, is the best way to think about risk as an investor, but Warren Buffett famously said that ‘Volatility is far from synonymous with risk’. It’s only natural to consider a company’s balance sheet when you examine how risky it is, since debt is often involved when a business collapses. …

A tax incentive for businesses that could bring some relief to more than 44 million Americans saddled with student debt has been included in the $2 trillion stimulus bill the Senate is expected to vote on Wednesday. The provision was originally part of a bill reported on by CBS News in May 2019. It appears …

India extends its lockdown to cover almost the entire nation of 1.3 billion. The Indian authorities are grounding all domestic flights and putting most of the country, the world’s second most populous, in full lockdown. The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the country remains relatively low — about 420. But the government has steadily …