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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  • Walmart is no fan of Trump's trade war with China
    Yahoo Financeyesterday

    Walmart is no fan of Trump's trade war with China

    Walmart is prepared to take action should President Trump's higher tariff rates on Chinese goods kick in this coming January.

  • Amazon's NYC home in 'opportunity zone' for Trump tax break
    The Canadian Press3 days ago

    Amazon's NYC home in 'opportunity zone' for Trump tax break

    Much of the New York City neighbourhood selected by Amazon for one of its new headquarters is in a federal "opportunity zone," a designation created by President Donald Trump's tax overhaul that offers developers potentially millions of dollars in capital gains tax breaks to invest in high-poverty

  • Risking Trump ire, OPEC builds case for oil supply cut
    Reuters3 days ago

    Risking Trump ire, OPEC builds case for oil supply cut

    OPEC built a case on Tuesday for cutting oil output when it meets next month, warning that a supply glut could emerge in 2019 as the world economy slows and rivals increase production more quickly than expected. Worried by a drop in oil prices and rising supplies, OPEC is talking again of reducing production

  • Trump suggests France would have been defeated without US
    The Canadian Press3 days ago

    Trump suggests France would have been defeated without US

    President Donald Trump escalated his verbal assaults against France on Tuesday, suggesting that America's stalwart European ally would have been vanquished in both world wars if not for the military firepower provided by the United States. Trump tweeted about a suggestion by French President Emmanuel

  • Trump's steel tariffs create big profits but few new jobs
    Reuters3 days ago

    Trump's steel tariffs create big profits but few new jobs

    Nucor Corp, America’s largest steelmaker, planned a new plant in Sedalia, Missouri, long before U.S. President Donald Trump imposed tariffs to protect the industry – and it does not need them to make money. Although the firm helped lead the lobbying push for tariffs on imports, executives say they invested

  • Reuters3 days ago

    U.S. judge halts Keystone XL oil pipeline in blow to Trump, Trudeau

    WINNIPEG, Manitoba/NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. judge in Montana has blocked construction of the Keystone XL pipeline designed to carry heavy crude oil from Canada to the United States, drawing praise on Friday from environmental groups and a rebuke from President Donald Trump. The ruling of a U.S. Court

  • Cable group urges antitrust probe of Comcast and Trump tweets support
    Reuters4 days ago

    Cable group urges antitrust probe of Comcast and Trump tweets support

    President Donald Trump tweeted his support on Monday for a call by a cable industry group to investigate alleged anti-competitive practices by Comcast Corp, the world's biggest entertainment company. Trump appeared to agree with the industry' group's call for a probe, which it said it made

  • How Trump's tax cuts hurt the GOP in America's wealthy suburbs
    Yahoo Finance4 days ago

    How Trump's tax cuts hurt the GOP in America's wealthy suburbs

    A number of GOP seats flipped blue as upper middle class Republicans in the suburbs took issue with the Trump tax bill's cap on state and local tax deductions.

  • The Canadian Press5 days ago

    Vietnam ratifies Pacific Rim trade pact abandoned by Trump

    Vietnam's National Assembly on Monday ratified a Pacific Rim trade deal abandoned by U.S. President Donald Trump, but still being pushed forward by 11 other members. The Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership or CPTPP will take effect at the year's end after Australia

  • After testy tweet, Trump calls French president good friend
    The Canadian Press6 days ago

    After testy tweet, Trump calls French president good friend

    President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron tried to project unity Saturday after Trump had lashed out at one of America's strongest allies in Europe, claiming Macron insulted the United States when he pushed the idea of the continent having its own defence force. The American and

  • U.S. judge halts Keystone XL oil pipeline in blow to Trump, Trudeau
    Reuters7 days ago

    U.S. judge halts Keystone XL oil pipeline in blow to Trump, Trudeau

    WINNIPEG, Manitoba/NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. judge in Montana has blocked construction of the Keystone XL pipeline designed to carry heavy crude oil from Canada to the United States, drawing praise on Friday from environmental groups and a rebuke from President Donald Trump. The ruling of a U.S. Court

  • Oil crashes more than 20% from October highs as Trump’s Iran sanctions fail to diminish supply fears
    Business Insider7 days ago

    Oil crashes more than 20% from October highs as Trump’s Iran sanctions fail to diminish supply fears

    Brent crude prices fell to multi-month lows today as supply fears caused by US sanctions on Iran waned. Oil prices dropped below $70 a barrel for the first time since April, having reached as high as $86 last month, on the back of trade fears and waning growth. Expectations that US sanctions on Iran

  • Democrats eye Trump's tax returns but expect a long fight
    The Canadian Press8 days ago

    Democrats eye Trump's tax returns but expect a long fight

    Getting President Donald Trump's tax returns is high on the list of Democratic priorities now that they have won the House. Democrats will control the House panel next year. Trump broke with political tradition in 2016 by refusing to release his income tax filings.

  • Japanese firms see U.S. trade talks boosting exports despite Trump rhetoric
    Reuters8 days ago

    Japanese firms see U.S. trade talks boosting exports despite Trump rhetoric

    Half of Japanese companies expect new trade talks with Washington to boost their U.S.-bound exports, a Reuters poll found, despite President Donald Trump's intensifying drive to cut the trade gap between the two major economies. There are, however, concerns among more than half of the respondents

  • Newly empowered Dems take aim at Trump business conflicts
    The Canadian Press8 days ago

    Newly empowered Dems take aim at Trump business conflicts

    Beyond trying to get their hands on the Holy Grail of President Donald Trump's business dealings — his tax returns — House Democrats are prepared to use their new majority and subpoena power to go after financial records that could back up their claims that he's using his presidency to enrich

  • The Canadian Press9 days ago

    Trump confidant Barrack takes CEO job at Colony Capital

    Thomas Barrack, a confidant of President Donald Trump, is taking over as chief executive of Colony Capital, returning to the post he held before the real estate investment trust went public four years ago. Colony Capital said Wednesday that Barrack, who chaired Trump's presidential inaugural committee

  • China grants Trump family 18 trademarks in 2 months
    The Canadian Press11 days ago

    China grants Trump family 18 trademarks in 2 months

    The Chinese government granted 18 trademarks to companies linked to U.S. President Donald Trump and his daughter Ivanka Trump over the last two months, Chinese public records show, raising concerns about conflicts of interest in the White House on the eve of national elections. In October, China'

  • Trump’s grade on the economy rises just before the midterms
    Yahoo Finance11 days ago

    Trump’s grade on the economy rises just before the midterms

    Trump’s grade rose one notch in our monthly assessment, largely because workers’ earnings improved in the latest data.

  • Oilprice.com12 days ago

    Why Trump Decided To Back Down On Iran

    U.S. President Donald Trump has tried again and again to shut down Iran’s crude exports, but it looks like four major countries will keep the oil flowing, at least for now

  • Trump predicts he'll make trade deal with China
    The Canadian Press14 days ago

    Trump predicts he'll make trade deal with China

    President Donald Trump expressed confidence he can reach a deal to end a burgeoning trade war with China, saying he will meet his Chinese counterpart at the Group of 20 meetings in Argentina in about a month. "I think we'll make a deal with China, and I think it will be a very fair deal for

  • The Canadian Press15 days ago

    World stock markets rally on news of Trump-Xi talks

    Stock markets charged ahead Friday after President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, spoke by phone and reported progress in resolving trade tensions. CURRENCIES: The dollar rose to 112.85 yen from 112.71 yen, while the euro gained to $1.1450 from $1.1408.

  • Global markets are surging after reports Trump is ready to back down in his trade war with China
    Business Insider15 days ago

    Global markets are surging after reports Trump is ready to back down in his trade war with China

    News of a potential trade breakthrough between the United States and China sent stocks across Asia and Europe sharply higher, while US futures were rallying Friday morning. China's benchmark Shanghai Composite Index had jumped 2.7%, and Hong Kong's Hang Seng was up even more. The news followed

  • What Trump doesn’t get about tax cuts
    Yahoo Finance15 days ago

    What Trump doesn’t get about tax cuts

    Trump is trying a last-minute tax-cut do-over, to fix a major flaw in last year's tax-cut law.

  • Oilprice.com15 days ago

    Trump: There’s Enough Oil To Offset Iran Loss

    U.S. President Donald Trump has said that there are enough crude and oil products available worldwide to offset Iranian supply