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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  • Trump pulls back from brink of trade war with China
    The Canadian Pressyesterday

    Trump pulls back from brink of trade war with China

    President Donald Trump on Monday hailed his administration's temporary truce with China on trade, even as his Treasury secretary and China struck a note of caution on the latest agreement. After high-level talks in Washington last week, Beijing has agreed to "substantially reduce" America

  • The Canadian Pressyesterday

    The Latest: Trump defends US trade dealings with China

    WASHINGTON — The Latest on U.S.-China trade talks (all times local):

  • Trump, the stealth tax-raiser
    Yahoo Finance4 days ago

    Trump, the stealth tax-raiser

    President Trump has been pressuring the postmaster general to double the shipping rates the U.S. Postal Service charges e-commerce giant Amazon, according to a nearly unbelievable account in the Washington Post. Trump, of course, has been attacking Amazon for months, out of personal animosity toward

  • Bill Gates says Trump speaks in the 3rd person in a leaked video from a Gates Foundation meeting
    Business Insider4 days ago

    Bill Gates says Trump speaks in the 3rd person in a leaked video from a Gates Foundation meeting

    Leaked footage from a Gates Foundation question-and-answer session shows Bill Gates slamming President Donald Trump. The billionaire Microsoft founder said Trump referred to himself in the third person in private. What do billionaires and industry leaders say about President Donald Trump behind closed

  • America is so obsessed with the royal wedding that Meghan Markle briefly overtook Trump on Google
    Business Insider4 days ago

    America is so obsessed with the royal wedding that Meghan Markle briefly overtook Trump on Google

    More Americans were searching for Meghan Markle than Donald Trump on Thursday. Google confirmed to Business Insider that royalty briefly trumped the President. It shows the extent of the US obsession with the royal wedding, helped along by a dramatic week of news.

  • Chinese bank staff offered dinner and photos with Trump for $150,000
    Reuters4 days ago

    Chinese bank staff offered dinner and photos with Trump for $150,000

    BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - A Chinese bank said on Friday it was tightening up its management after some staff were caught offering elite clients the chance to attend a dinner with U.S. President Donald Trump, and get their pictures snapped with him, for $150,000. An invitation emblazoned with the

  • Trump plays down prospect of successful US-China trade talks
    The Canadian Press5 days ago

    Trump plays down prospect of successful US-China trade talks

    Trump, in response to questions from reporters during his White House meeting with NATO's secretary- general, said the United States has been losing $500 billion a year on trade with China. Beijing and European countries, he said, have become "very spoiled," and he said he cannot allow

  • EU to Trump: Stop threatening us with tariffs
    The Canadian Press5 days ago

    EU to Trump: Stop threatening us with tariffs

    The European Union has called on U.S. President Donald Trump's administration to stop threatening it with tariffs on steel and aluminum, saying Thursday it is prepared to discuss new trade incentives. In March, Trump slapped tariffs of 25 per cent on steel imports and 10 per cent on imported aluminum

  • EU chief lashes out at Trump amid new push to save Iran deal
    The Canadian Press6 days ago

    EU chief lashes out at Trump amid new push to save Iran deal

    A top European Union official branded President Donald Trump selfish and capricious Wednesday as EU leaders met to count the likely economic damage U.S. policies might inflict on the bloc and to try to rescue the Iran nuclear deal. Trump has bewildered the Europeans by threatening to slap tariffs on

  • Trump is dismissing a top voter concern
    Yahoo Finance6 days ago

    Trump is dismissing a top voter concern

    Democrats think health care could be a winning issue for them in the 2018 midterm elections.

  • Trump says 'no folding' in trade negotiations with China
    The Canadian Press6 days ago

    Trump says 'no folding' in trade negotiations with China

    President Donald Trump says there has been "no folding" in his trade negotiations with China, as he addresses his efforts to help a Chinese telecommunications company that violated U.S. sanctions. Trump tweeted his support for ZTE earlier this week, putting the president at odds with the Commerce

  • Trump Indonesia project gets Chinese government partner
    The Canadian Press6 days ago

    Trump Indonesia project gets Chinese government partner

    A Chinese government-owned company has signed on to build a theme park in a vast development in Indonesia that also features a Trump hotel and condos, a deal that stands to benefit President Donald Trump's company just as top Chinese envoys head to Washington for trade talks. In a move that has

  • U.S. lawmakers push back on Trump talk of helping China's ZTE
    Reuters7 days ago

    U.S. lawmakers push back on Trump talk of helping China's ZTE

    U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday rejected any plan by President Donald Trump to ease restrictions on China's ZTE Corp (Shenzhen:000063.SZ - News), calling the telecommunications firm a security threat and vowing not to abandon legislation clamping down on the company. Trump on Monday had defended his decision

  • U.S. lawmakers push back on Trump talk of helping China's ZTE
    Reuters7 days ago

    U.S. lawmakers push back on Trump talk of helping China's ZTE

    U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday rejected any plan by President Donald Trump to ease restrictions on China's ZTE Corp (Shenzhen:000063.SZ - News), calling the telecommunications firm a security threat and vowing not to abandon legislation clamping down on the company. Trump on Monday had defended his decision

  • Trudeau tells Trump: We can have a NAFTA deal right now, if you want it
    The Canadian Press7 days ago

    Trudeau tells Trump: We can have a NAFTA deal right now, if you want it

    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has reportedly told President Donald Trump that a NAFTA agreement is imminently within reach as long as some controversial demands are set aside. The characterization of Trudeau's message to Trump came in a television interview in Mexico: the economy minister in that

  • Tim Cook finally reveals what he and President Trump talked about behind closed doors last month (AAPL)
    Business Insider7 days ago

    Tim Cook finally reveals what he and President Trump talked about behind closed doors last month (AAPL)

    Apple CEO Tim Cook talked about his closed-door meeting with President Trump in April in a new interview with Bloomberg. Cook said he told Trump his policies were "not the right approach to trade" and he showed him "some more analytical kind of things" to demonstrate why he was wrong

  • The Canadian Press8 days ago

    NAFTA: As deadline nears, Trudeau, Trump discuss prospects of quick deal

    President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau discussed the possibility Monday of immediately wrapping up a NAFTA deal despite signs of skepticism about whether that goal is feasible. U.S. officials are sounding less than bullish about the prospects of a NAFTA deal by week's end, which

  • Trump defends intervention to help China telecom company ZTE
    Reuters8 days ago

    Trump defends intervention to help China telecom company ZTE

    President Donald Trump on Monday defended his decision to revisit penalties for Chinese company ZTE Corp for flouting U.S. sanctions on trade with Iran, saying the telecom maker is a big buyer for U.S. suppliers. Trump, known for his fiery rhetoric against Chinese trade practices he says hurt U.S. jobs

  • The Canadian Press8 days ago

    Trump's bid to help Chinese firm draws fire but raises hopes

    A long-running dispute between American regulators and Chinese telecom company ZTE may have handed President Donald Trump some unexpected leverage in avoiding a trade war with Beijing. Trump's tweet Sunday that he was working with President Xi Jinping of China to put ZTE "back into business

  • Trump offers US aid to penalized Chinese telecom company
    The Canadian Press8 days ago

    Trump offers US aid to penalized Chinese telecom company

    The White House on Monday said President Donald Trump asked his commerce secretary to look into lifting or easing sanctions against a Chinese telecommunications company as part of a "give and take" with China. "It's a significant issue of concern to the Chinese government, you know

  • The Latest: Trump cites ZTE's US purchases, China trade deal
    The Canadian Press8 days ago

    The Latest: Trump cites ZTE's US purchases, China trade deal

    President Donald Trump is explaining his sudden push to allow a Chinese telecommunications company to resume importing components from the U.S. Trump raised eyebrows over the weekend when he tweeted that he and Xi were "working together" to give ZTE "a way to get back into business, fast

  • In concession, Trump will help China's ZTE 'get back into business'
    Reuters8 days ago

    In concession, Trump will help China's ZTE 'get back into business'

    WASHINGTON/BEIJING (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump pledged on Sunday to help ZTE Corp "get back into business, fast" after a U.S. ban crippled the Chinese technology company, offering a job-saving concession to Beijing ahead of high-stakes trade talks this week. Trump's unexpected

  • Morning Brief: Trump pledges to help China’s ZTE get back in business
    Yahoo Finance8 days ago

    Morning Brief: Trump pledges to help China’s ZTE get back in business

    Top news and what to watch in the markets on Monday, May 14, 2018.

  • ZTE employees in China cheer Trump tweet
    Reuters8 days ago

    ZTE employees in China cheer Trump tweet

    Employees of ZTE Corp (Shenzhen:000063.SZ - News)(HKSE:0763.HK - News), the Chinese telecom equipment maker, are cheering a tweet by U.S. President Donald Trump that suggested a resolution is in sight for a devastating ban on sales to the Chinese company. In an unexpected reversal of a hardline U.S.

  • Hong Kong shares jump after Trump tweets on China's ZTE
    The Canadian Press9 days ago

    Hong Kong shares jump after Trump tweets on China's ZTE

    HONG KONG — Asian shares were mostly higher Monday, with Hong Kong shares surging after President Donald Trump said he wanted to help a sanctioned Chinese tech giant, signalling a possible improvement in U.S.-China relations.