Yahoo Finance Trumponomics Report Card

Donald Trump
Trumponomics Letter GradeOverall gradeLast Updated: Dec 13, 2017

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Yahoo Finance is tracking the performance of the economy under President Donald Trump, compared with six prior presidents going back to Jimmy Carter. We’ve chosen six key economic indicators that directly affect the well-being of ordinary Americans, with data provided by Moody's Analytics. Know more about our methodology, and click on the article below to read the latest update.

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  • Exclusive: Trump calls meeting on biofuels policy after refiner bankruptcy
    Reuters5 hours ago

    Exclusive: Trump calls meeting on biofuels policy after refiner bankruptcy

    U.S. President Donald Trump has called a meeting early next week with key senators and Cabinet officials to discuss potential changes to biofuels policy, which is coming under increasing pressure after a Pennsylvania refiner blamed the regulation for its bankruptcy, according to four sources familiar

  • Book Trump? Interest groups press case at his properties
    The Canadian Press16 hours ago

    Book Trump? Interest groups press case at his properties

    What do all these American special-interest groups have in common? While it's impossible to draw a direct link between where groups seeking to influence the Trump administration hold their events and what they received, one thing is certain: Never before in American history have such groups had

  • Exclusive: As Trump trashes NAFTA, Mexico turns to Brazilian corn
    Reuters21 hours ago

    Exclusive: As Trump trashes NAFTA, Mexico turns to Brazilian corn

    CHICAGO/MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican buyers imported ten times more corn from Brazil last year amid concern that NAFTA renegotiations could disrupt their U.S. supplies, according to government data and top grains merchants. Mexico is on track to buy more Brazilian corn in 2018, which would hurt a

  • Foes blast Trump on offshore drilling; industry pushes back
    The Canadian Pressyesterday

    Foes blast Trump on offshore drilling; industry pushes back

    Environmental activists, business groups and a retired U.S. Navy admiral in Virginia blasted the Trump Administration's offshore drilling plan Wednesday, claiming that it would interfere with military training near the world's largest Navy base and imperil the coast's tourism and fishing

  • Oilprice.com2 days ago

    Koch Brothers Oppose Trump’s Gas Tax Hike

    The Koch brothers are urging the U.S. government not to implement a $0.25 federal gasoline tax hike that has reportedly been supported by President Trump

  • Australian leader off to US for talks with Trump, governors
    The Canadian Press2 days ago

    Australian leader off to US for talks with Trump, governors

    Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull heads to the United States on Wednesday, accompanied by the largest Australian political and business delegation ever to visit the U.S. President Donald Trump's softening opposition to joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership will be up for discussion when he meets Turnbull

  • Luxury property ad blitz heralds Trump son's visit to India
    The Canadian Press2 days ago

    Luxury property ad blitz heralds Trump son's visit to India

    NEW DELHI — "Trump has arrived. The ads, which have run repeatedly in the past few days, herald the arrival not of the American president but of his eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., who is in New Delhi to sell luxury apartments and lavish attention on wealthy Indians who have already bought units

  • Canadian solar module makers fight U.S. tariffs as Trump administration defends itself
    The Canadian Press3 days ago

    Canadian solar module makers fight U.S. tariffs as Trump administration defends itself

    U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to hit imports of Canadian solar energy modules with staggering tariffs, starting this month, has sparked another court battle over the extent of his powers to push through his America First agenda. Three Ontario-based manufacturing companies are suing the

  • Trump plan: Less health insurance for lower premiums
    The Canadian Press3 days ago

    Trump plan: Less health insurance for lower premiums

    The Trump administration Tuesday spelled out a plan to lower the cost of health insurance: give consumers the option of buying less coverage in exchange for reduced premiums. The proposed regulations would expand an alternative to the comprehensive medical plans required under former President Barack

  • Trump now weighing options for global steel tariff; Canada will watch closely
    The Canadian Press7 days ago

    Trump now weighing options for global steel tariff; Canada will watch closely

    The United States has fired a warning shot in what could become a global trade war over steel and aluminum, threatening to impose a wide range of tariffs and quotas within several months on an undetermined number of countries. Canada has reason to follow this closely. It is the biggest international

  • Renegotiation, not cancellation: Trump team drops hints NAFTA end not imminent
    The Canadian Press7 days ago

    Renegotiation, not cancellation: Trump team drops hints NAFTA end not imminent

    Members of the Trump administration have dropped several hints in recent days that withdrawing from NAFTA is not in their current plans — and the latest such example came Thursday. A congressional gathering heard Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin express some optimism about getting a deal. ''

  • Oilprice.com8 days ago

    Trump Proposes Sale Of Transmission Assets

    U.S. President Donald Trump’s new infrastructure plan calls for divesting transmission assets operated by three power marketing administrations, plus the Tennessee Valley Authority

  • Trump shows willingness to raise fuel taxes
    The Canadian Press9 days ago

    Trump shows willingness to raise fuel taxes

    President Donald Trump on Wednesday signalled his openness to a 25-cent fuel tax increase to help pay for his infrastructure proposal. Sen. Tom Carper of Delaware said Trump told lawmakers in a White House meeting that he would be willing to provide leadership on such an increase. "To my surprise

  • Trump may end a student loan forgiveness program — and people are furious
    Business Insider9 days ago

    Trump may end a student loan forgiveness program — and people are furious

    President Trump released a proposed budget Monday that would axe certain student loan forgiveness programs. President Donald Trump unveiled a budget plan Monday that appears to put a slew of loan forgiveness programs in peril. The proposed budget would dismantle the Public Service Loan Forgiveness

  • Trump hamstrings U.S. NAFTA negotiators, says Canada's chief negotiator
    The Canadian Press9 days ago

    Trump hamstrings U.S. NAFTA negotiators, says Canada's chief negotiator

    The effort to rescue NAFTA has made limited progress because U.S. bargainers find themselves hamstrung by the Trump White House and the fact talks are taking place too quickly, Canada's chief negotiator says. Tuesday's hard-hitting and sobering update from Steve Verheul came on the same day 

  • The Canadian Press9 days ago

    China appeals to Trump to avoid disrupting trade

    China has appealed to President Donald Trump to settle trade disputes over steel and aluminum through negotiation after Trump said he would soon decide whether to impose tariffs or quotas. A foreign ministry spokesman, Geng Shuang, on Wednesday asked Trump to avoid possible disruption to trade and the

  • Mike Bloomberg blasts the Trump administration and its 'insane' immigration policy
    Yahoo Finance10 days ago

    Mike Bloomberg blasts the Trump administration and its 'insane' immigration policy

    Keeping immigrants out can hurt the small business community.

  • Trump considering 'all options' on steel, aluminum cases
    The Canadian Press10 days ago

    Trump considering 'all options' on steel, aluminum cases

    Weighing trade sanctions, President Donald Trump said Tuesday he's "considering all options" to address an influx of cheap aluminum and steel imports into the United States. In a meeting with lawmakers, the president said he would soon make a decision on whether to slap "tariffs and

  • Trump's high-spending budget reverses longtime GOP dogma
    The Canadian Press10 days ago

    Trump's high-spending budget reverses longtime GOP dogma

    President Donald Trump's own budget director says if he were still a member of Congress he probably wouldn't vote for the very budget plan he hawked Tuesday before the Senate Budget Committee. Mulvaney drafted the $4.4 trillion budget plan released Monday.

  • The Canadian Press10 days ago

    Bill and Melinda Gates talk taxes, feminism, President Trump

    Bill and Melinda Gates say they're concerned about some of President Donald Trump's policies and statements. Bill Gates says he's met with Trump twice since he took office. The Microsoft co-founder hasn't asked Trump to sign "The Giving Pledge," a movement Gates founded that

  • 'Canada does not treat us right' says Trump, as he threatens new global tax
    The Canadian Press10 days ago

    'Canada does not treat us right' says Trump, as he threatens new global tax

    President Donald Trump is complaining about Canadian trade practices while threatening some as-yet-undefined international tax that has revived fears he might be contemplating new American import penalties. The U.S. president made the remarks at the White House on Monday while unveiling a long-awaited

  • Winners and losers under Medicare drug plan in Trump budget
    The Canadian Press10 days ago

    Winners and losers under Medicare drug plan in Trump budget

    Some Medicare beneficiaries would face higher prescription drug costs under President Donald Trump's budget even as the sickest patients save thousands of dollars, a complex trade-off that may make it harder to sell Congress on the plan in an election year. In budget documents, the administration

  • Agency-by-agency highlights of Trump's 2019 budget
    The Canadian Press10 days ago

    Agency-by-agency highlights of Trump's 2019 budget

    Highlights from President Donald Trump's budget for fiscal year 2019, released Monday. The Trump administration wants NASA out of the International Space Station by 2025 and to have private businesses running the place instead. Under Trump's 2019 proposed budget, U.S. government funding for

  • Trump's budget balloons deficits, cuts social safety net
    The Canadian Press11 days ago

    Trump's budget balloons deficits, cuts social safety net

    President Donald Trump unveiled a $4.4 trillion budget plan Monday that envisions steep cuts to America's social safety net but mounting spending on the military, formally retreating from last year's promises to balance the federal budget. The president's spending outline for the first time

  • Trump says 'up to' Congress to act on plan to rebuild roads
    The Canadian Press11 days ago

    Trump says 'up to' Congress to act on plan to rebuild roads

    President Donald Trump sent Congress a sweeping plan Monday to rebuild the nation's depleted roads and bridges — then immediately raised doubts about how committed he was to delivering on that campaign promise. "If you want it badly, you're going to get it," Trump told state and local