US Treasury Sec. Yellen: Biden committed to not raise taxes on those earning less than $400K

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While speaking at The New York Times’ DealBook Online Summit on Monday, US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said wealth tax has difficult implementation problems, as reported by Reuters. Yellen further noted that US President Joe Biden is committed to not raise taxes on those earning less than $400,000 a year.

Additional takeaways

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Market reaction

These comments don’t seem to be having a significant impact on market sentiment. As of writing, the S&P 500 Futures were down 0.63% on the day at 3,882.

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