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Biden pledge to tax wealthy, companies revived with Manchin-led bill

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By Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) -U.S. President Joe Biden’s campaign trail promise to increase taxes on corporations and the wealthy as part of a battle against glaring income inequality in the United States got an unexpected boost on Wednesday. Early proposals to increase tax rates from Biden and his fellow Democrats hit a brick wall in Congress after Republicans — and some Democrats — opposed them. But a sudden reversal by West Virginia Democratic Senator Joe Manchin, a swing vote in the divided Senate, has given Biden’s tax agenda a new lease on life. The amount U.S. companies contr…

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