April 23, 2021
SmartBrief for CFOs
Business Finance Today
The Biden administration is developing a proposal to raise the capital gains tax to 39.6% for individuals with annual income above $1 million, nearly double the current rate, sources say. The increase would put the effective top rate at 43.4% when including a surtax imposed under the Affordable Care Act.
Full Story: The Hill (4/22),  Bloomberg (4/23),  CNBC (4/22) 
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Five steps to make net zero a reality
As COP26 approaches, industry and governments are committing to decarbonisation as part of plans to build back better. Barclays Research analysts outline the key pillars needed to achieve net zero. Find out more
Your Bottom Line
A shortage of Treasury bills is likely to worsen as factors including the pace of the Biden administration's spending plans and a need to address the debt ceiling in July weigh on issuance.
Full Story: Bloomberg (4/22) 
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In the C-Suite
One strategy to retain valuable workers is to hold stay interviews, which are designed to uncover ways to improve the work environment. Here are five questions to ask during a stay interview that keep employees engaged in their jobs.
Full Story: Inc. (tiered subscription model) (4/21) 
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On the Move
Off the Charts
Turkish violin teacher Fikret Eren calmed his nerves on his first tandem paragliding experience by bringing along his instrument and playing while in flight, as seen in this video. Professional paraglider Semih Er says he's had other passengers find unusual ways to cope, such as bringing pets.
Full Story: Zenger News (4/16) 
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