Yahoo Finance Trumponomics Report Card

Donald Trump
Trumponomics Letter GradeOverall gradeLast Updated: Aug 7, 2018

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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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  • Trump asks SEC to consider ending required quarterly reports
    The Canadian Pressyesterday

    Trump asks SEC to consider ending required quarterly reports

    President Donald Trump is calling on federal regulators to consider scrapping the requirement for public companies to report quarterly results, after business executives told him twice-yearly reports would make better economic sense. In a tweet early Friday, Trump said that after speaking with several

  • Reutersyesterday

    Trump backs CEOs, proposes easing corporate reporting rules

    NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump asked securities regulators to explore replacing quarterly reporting requirements with half-yearly filings at the urging of executives including PepsiCo Chief Executive Indra Nooyi, reigniting a debate about how often companies should give financial

  • Turkish lira resumes fall after Trump sanctions threat
    The Canadian Pressyesterday

    Turkish lira resumes fall after Trump sanctions threat

    The Turkish currency fell again on Friday, breaking a three-day quiet spell in the country currency crisis, after the United States threatened to impose new sanctions on the NATO country. The lira dropped about 5 per cent , to about 6.11 per dollar, after U.S. President Donald Trump posted a tweet warning

  • Forestry industry pushes back on Trump blaming fires on Canadian lumber imports
    The Canadian Pressyesterday

    Forestry industry pushes back on Trump blaming fires on Canadian lumber imports

    Canada's forestry industry is pushing back against comments by U.S. President Trump that lumber imports are partially to blame for intense forest fires in California. The comments were troubling and a bit ridiculous, said Forest Products Association of Canada CEO Derek Nighbor. Lumber prices are

  • The Canadian Pressyesterday

    The Latest: Trump warns Turkey over detained pastor

    Trump, before leaving the White House on Friday, denounced Turkey as a "problem for a long time" and said it made up a " phoney " spying charge against Andrew Brunson. Brunson was charged with terror offences by a Turkish court and has been held since October 2016.

  • Trump is considering a huge change to the way America's biggest companies report their earnings
    Business Insider2 days ago

    Trump is considering a huge change to the way America's biggest companies report their earnings

    President Donald Trump on Friday tweeted that the US could abandon quarterly financial reporting. Major CEOs like JPMorgan's Jamie Dimon and Berkshire Hathaway's Warren Buffett have called for changing the way companies forecast their earnings quarterly. President Donald Trump on Friday said

  • Merkel, Putin share a headache: Donald Trump
    The Canadian Press2 days ago

    Merkel, Putin share a headache: Donald Trump

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russia's President Vladimir Putin will have plenty to talk about when they meet Saturday — thanks in no small part to U.S. President Donald Trump, whose sanctions and criticisms over trade, energy and NATO have created new worries for both leaders. Government

  • Trump team predicts an economic boom, defying most analysts
    The Canadian Press2 days ago

    Trump team predicts an economic boom, defying most analysts

    Is the latest pickup in U.S. economic growth destined to slow in the years ahead as most analysts say? Or, as the Trump administration insists, is the economy on the cusp of an explosive boom that will reward Americans and defy those expectations? On Thursday, President Donald Trump's chief economic

  • Trump suggests Canada has been sidelined from latest NAFTA negotiations
    The Canadian Press2 days ago

    Trump suggests Canada has been sidelined from latest NAFTA negotiations

    U.S. President Donald Trump is suggesting Canada has deliberately been left on NAFTA's sidelines as one-on-one talks heat up between Washington and Mexico. For four straight weeks, U.S. trade czar Robert Lighthizer and Mexican Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo have held bilateral negotiations

  • Trump's latest boost to the dollar: U.S.-Turkey spat
    Reuters3 days ago

    Trump's latest boost to the dollar: U.S.-Turkey spat

    President Donald Trump has repeatedly called for a weaker U.S. dollar in a bid to help U.S. exporters, but his recent trade policies, including the imposition of import tariffs on some Turkish goods, have had the opposite effect of strengthening the greenback. The dollar this week rose to a 13-month

  • Feds preparing response in case Trump follows through on auto tariff threat
    The Canadian Press3 days ago

    Feds preparing response in case Trump follows through on auto tariff threat

    With threats of devastating U.S. tariffs hanging over the auto sector, Canada's economic development minister says Ottawa is considering every possible way it could respond if the Trump administration follows through on its warning. "We're taking nothing off the table at this stage,"

  • Clear evidence Trump's trade war is hitting U.S. farmers
    Yahoo Finance3 days ago

    Clear evidence Trump's trade war is hitting U.S. farmers

    Trade data now supports anecdotal accounts of harm Americans are enduring from Trump's trade wars.

  • Ex-Trump aides often find a soft landing for staying quiet
    The Canadian Press4 days ago

    Ex-Trump aides often find a soft landing for staying quiet

    President Donald Trump's political operation has made a regular practice of providing soft landing-pads for discarded staffers, offering nebulous jobs at big salaries to aides who have been pushed out of his West Wing. The revelation this week that former White House assistant Omarosa Manigault

  • Musk's plan to take Tesla private may be hurt by a bill just signed by Trump
    Yahoo Finance4 days ago

    Musk's plan to take Tesla private may be hurt by a bill just signed by Trump

    To take Tesla private, Elon Musk may need more than funding.

  • Trump's tweets on Trudeau 'childish and need to stop': Connecticut governor
    The Canadian Press5 days ago

    Trump's tweets on Trudeau 'childish and need to stop': Connecticut governor

    The divisions between United States governors regarding President Donald Trump's approach to NAFTA negotiations were on display Monday at a mountain resort in Vermont during the annual conference of the leaders of eastern provinces and New England states. Massachusetts Republican Gov. Charlie Baker

  • Trump's Harley boycott call roils Wisconsin primary
    The Canadian Press5 days ago

    Trump's Harley boycott call roils Wisconsin primary

    President Donald Trump's call for a boycott of Harley-Davidson motorcycles forced Gov. Scott Walker and other Republicans to either criticize the president or stick with the Milwaukee-based company just ahead of Tuesday's primary where Trump allegiance has been a central focus. Trump on Sunday

  • AP FACT CHECK: Trump's economic fiction: 'record' GDP, jobs
    The Canadian Press6 days ago

    AP FACT CHECK: Trump's economic fiction: 'record' GDP, jobs

    President Donald Trump is distorting the truth on U.S. economic growth and jobs, pointing to record-breaking figures that don't exist and not telling the full story on black unemployment. On black joblessness, he boasts of a "new" record low, but the numbers in fact have recently ticked

  • The Canadian Press6 days ago

    Trump 'disrespectful' toward Canada, Vermont governor says in meeting with Couillard

    After a short gondola ride together through thick fog and rain clouds up Mount Mansfield on Sunday, Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard and Vermont Gov. Phil Scott spoke warmly about the importance of trade between their two countries. Scott and Couillard signed a joint declaration stating the two jurisdictions

  • Trump's tariffs boost rebuilding costs for wildfire victims
    The Canadian Press7 days ago

    Trump's tariffs boost rebuilding costs for wildfire victims

    Add this to the challenges facing California wildfire victims: Tariffs. The import tariffs imposed by President Donald Trump are adding thousands of dollars to the cost of building homes. The Trump administration's tariffs have raised the cost of imported lumber, drywall, nails and other key construction

  • U.S. President Trump threatens auto tariffs against Canada if trade talks fail
    The Canadian Press8 days ago

    U.S. President Trump threatens auto tariffs against Canada if trade talks fail

    Donald Trump launched a fresh auto-tariff threat against Canada late Friday at a time when Ottawa finds itself in a holding pattern on NAFTA negotiations as it awaits the completion of one-on-one talks between the United States and Mexico. Trump then sent a warning to Ottawa: "Their Tariffs and

  • Turkey shaken by financial fears, Trump rattles it further
    The Canadian Press8 days ago

    Turkey shaken by financial fears, Trump rattles it further

    A financial shockwave ripped through Turkey on Friday, when its currency nosedived on concerns about its economic policies and a dispute with the U.S., which President Donald Trump stoked further with a promise to double tariffs on the NATO ally. The lira tumbled 14 per cent in one day, to 6.51 per

  • The Canadian Press8 days ago

    McConnell praises Trump's tough trade stance toward China

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell continued to caution against trade wars Friday but praised President Donald Trump for his tough stance against China, saying he hopes it produces a better deal after years of the Chinese "eating our lunch" on trade. Speaking to workers at a water tank

  • Indicted Rep. Collins was early loyalist to Trump
    The Canadian Press10 days ago

    Indicted Rep. Collins was early loyalist to Trump

    New York Rep. Chris Collins was one of the first House members to back Donald Trump for president in 2016 and quickly became a ubiquitous surrogate for the future president on cable television. On Wednesday, federal prosecutors announced indictments of the Buffalo-area congressman, his son and a friend

  • Chinese exports accelerate even as Trump escalates trade war
    Reuters10 days ago

    Chinese exports accelerate even as Trump escalates trade war

    China's exports surged more than expected in July despite U.S. duties and its closely watched surplus with the United States remained near record highs, as the world's two major economic powers ramp up a bitter dispute that some fear could derail global growth. In the latest move by President

  • Italian premier asked Trump for info on Iran nuclear status
    The Canadian Press11 days ago

    Italian premier asked Trump for info on Iran nuclear status

    Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte said Wednesday his country is willing to consider a "more rigorous" stance toward Iran, adding that he recently asked U.S. President Donald Trump to share intelligence about Iran's alleged nuclear program that has triggered fresh U.S. sanctions. Conte told