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 signs order to create US Space Command
    The Canadian Press8 hours ago

    Trump signs order to create US Space Command

    President Donald Trump launched the Pentagon's new Space Command Tuesday, an effort to better organize and advance the military's vast operations in space that could cost as much as $800 million over the next five years. Trump signed a one-page memorandum Tuesday authorizing the Defence Department

  • Trump trashes ‘meaningless numbers’ as Fed meets
    Yahoo Finance11 hours ago

    Trump trashes ‘meaningless numbers’ as Fed meets

    The Federal Reserve kicks off its two-day policy meeting Tuesday, as President Trump's criticism looms.

  • For Trump, the economy is a potential 2020 storm cloud
    The Canadian Press11 hours ago

    For Trump, the economy is a potential 2020 storm cloud

    The greatest threat to President Donald Trump's re-election bid may not be the slew of investigations closing in on his Oval Office but a possible economic slowdown. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell again Monday, the latest dip in the roller coaster markets amid the strain of Trump's trade

  • Trump puts the Fed on blast in critical tweet ahead of policy meeting
    Yahoo Financeyesterday

    Trump puts the Fed on blast in critical tweet ahead of policy meeting

    President Trump turned up the heat on the Federal Reserve Monday in a new tweet.

  • Trump club is in tax break zone, but is unlikely to benefit
    The Canadian Press4 days ago

    Trump club is in tax break zone, but is unlikely to benefit

    President Donald Trump's company owns a golf club in an Opportunity Zone offering developers massive tax breaks, but experts say it is unlikely it could take advantage of them. The Trump National Golf Club outside Philadelphia is in one of the nation's nearly 9,000 high-poverty areas offering

  • Court: Trump can't let companies deny birth control coverage
    The Canadian Press5 days ago

    Court: Trump can't let companies deny birth control coverage

    A divided U.S. appeals court Thursday blocked rules by the Trump administration that allowed more employers to opt out of providing women with no-cost birth control. The ruling, however, may be short lived because the administration has adopted new rules on contraceptive coverage that are set to take

  • AP Interview: Jones says farmers scared by Trump's tariffs
    The Canadian Press6 days ago

    AP Interview: Jones says farmers scared by Trump's tariffs

    Sen. Doug Jones said Alabama's soybean farmers and automobile manufacturers are "scared to death" over President Donald Trump's tariff wars, but he cautioned Democrats from spending too much time attacking the president as the party tries to win back heartland voters ahead of the 2020

  • Trump comments could be used in Huawei CFO's extradition defence: Freeland
    The Canadian Press6 days ago

    Trump comments could be used in Huawei CFO's extradition defence: Freeland

    Remarks by U.S. President Donald Trump could be used by Huawei's chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou to fight her extradition to the United States, Canada's foreign minister said Wednesday. Chrystia Freeland said any comments made in the United States could be used by Meng's lawyers before

  • Under Armour will shift production away from China amid Trump's trade war
    Yahoo Finance6 days ago

    Under Armour will shift production away from China amid Trump's trade war

    Under Armour is poised to shift its manufacturing outside of China amid rising trade tensions with the U.S.

  • Trump's willingness to intervene in Meng detention roils Canada's justification
    The Canadian Press6 days ago

    Trump's willingness to intervene in Meng detention roils Canada's justification

    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has reaffirmed Canada's commitment to the rule of law following Donald Trump's declaration that he might intervene in charges against a top Chinese corporate executive who was arrested in Vancouver. The U.S. president raised new questions about Canada's role

  • Trump says would intervene in arrest of Chinese executive
    Reuters7 days ago

    Trump says would intervene in arrest of Chinese executive

    U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he would intervene with the U.S. Justice Department in the case against a Chinese telecommunications executive if it would help secure a trade deal with Beijing. "If I think it’s good for the country, if I think it’s good for what will be certainly the

  • Morning Brief: Trump boosts gov't shutdown odds over border wall funding
    Yahoo Finance7 days ago

    Morning Brief: Trump boosts gov't shutdown odds over border wall funding

    Top news and what to watch in the markets on Wednesday, December 12, 2018.

  • Canada frees CFO of China's Huawei on bail; Trump might intervene
    Reuters7 days ago

    Canada frees CFO of China's Huawei on bail; Trump might intervene

    A top executive of Chinese telecoms giant Huawei Technologies Co Ltd was granted bail by a Canadian court on Tuesday, 10 days after her arrest in Vancouver at the request of U.S. authorities sparked a diplomatic dispute. Meng Wanzhou, Huawei's [HWT.UL] chief financial officer and the daughter of

  • The Latest: Trump says he could intervene in Huawei case
    The Canadian Press7 days ago

    The Latest: Trump says he could intervene in Huawei case

    President Donald Trump says he would consider intervening in the Justice Department's case against a top Chinese executive if it would be in the interest of U.S. national security and help forge a trade deal with China. A Canadian court granted bail on Tuesday to the top executive of Chinese telecommunications

  • Trump to envoy Canada says Huawei arrest not political, but China rise is worrying
    The Canadian Press7 days ago

    Trump to envoy Canada says Huawei arrest not political, but China rise is worrying

    China's economic and political rise may be bad news for North American workers but the U.S. pursuit of a Huawei executive is a separate legal matter, says Donald Trump's envoy to Canada. Ambassador Kelly Craft said Tuesday it was "absolutely false" to assume a political motive behind

  • 'Many' candidates vying for chief of staff job, Trump says
    The Canadian Press7 days ago

    'Many' candidates vying for chief of staff job, Trump says

    President Donald Trump is scrambling to find a new chief after his first choice to replace John Kelly bailed at the last minute and several other potential successors signalled they weren't interested. "Many, over ten, are vying for and wanting the White House Chief of Staff position. White

  • The Latest: Trump " says developments in US-China trade
    The Canadian Press7 days ago

    The Latest: Trump " says developments in US-China trade

    President Donald Trump is hinting that "important announcements" are coming regarding ongoing trade discussions between the U.S. and China. Trump agreed on Dec. 1 to postpone more U.S. tariff hikes on Chinese goods for 90 days while the two sides negotiate over American complaints about Beijing

  • Trump's trade war with China is causing CEOs to make one risky change
    Yahoo Finance7 days ago

    Trump's trade war with China is causing CEOs to make one risky change

    CEOs at some major companies are using the U.S. trade war with China to rethink where their products are made.

  • Trump scrambling to find new White House chief of staff
    The Canadian Press8 days ago

    Trump scrambling to find new White House chief of staff

    President Donald Trump is scrambling to find a new chief of staff after his first choice to replace John Kelly bailed at the last minute and several other potential successors signalled they weren't interested in the job. Back to square one, Trump is mulling over a list of at least four potential

  • Pence aide out of running to be Trump's next chief of staff
    The Canadian Press9 days ago

    Pence aide out of running to be Trump's next chief of staff

    President Donald Trump evaluated new candidates to serve as his next chief of staff Sunday after plans for an orderly succession for departing John Kelly fell through. No obvious successor was in sight and there was some fretting that Trump may not be able to fill the job by the time Kelly was set to

  • Trump Administration Makes It Easier To Build Coal Plants
    Oilprice.com10 days ago

    Trump Administration Makes It Easier To Build Coal Plants

    The coal industry breathed a sigh of relief, with the announcement that the Trump administration will be rolling back rules on climate change regulation

  • Despite Trump's promise of a China trade deal, farmers plan to grow fewer soybeans in 2019
    Yahoo Finance11 days ago

    Despite Trump's promise of a China trade deal, farmers plan to grow fewer soybeans in 2019

    Soybean farmers are cautious about a potential U.S.-China trade deal.

  • OPEC, Russia agree to slash oil output despite Trump pressure
    Reuters11 days ago

    OPEC, Russia agree to slash oil output despite Trump pressure

    OPEC and its Russia-led allies agreed on Friday to slash oil production by more than the market had expected despite pressure from U.S. President Donald Trump to reduce the price of crude. The producer club will curb output from January by 0.8 million barrels per day versus October levels while non-OPEC

  • The Canadian Press11 days ago

    Lawyer: Trump resort hired undocumented workers

    Two women who cleaned rooms set aside for President Donald Trump at one of his golf resorts in New Jersey say they used false papers to get hired, their supervisors knew it and that many employees there also lack legal documents. Anibal Romero, a lawyer representing Victorina Morales and Sandra Diaz

  • Nobel prize winner: no progress from Trump on carbon taxing
    The Canadian Press11 days ago

    Nobel prize winner: no progress from Trump on carbon taxing

    A winner of this year's Nobel Prize for Economics who advocates carbon taxes as the best way to address greenhouse gas emissions says he does not expect U.S. President Donald Trump to back his view. William Nordhaus's comments to The Associated Press on Friday followed Trump's recent dismissal