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.View raw data.
Pretty soon, Reagan said in a 1986 radio address, "everything and everybody just gets messier and messier. Suddenly, the world's financial markets are gripped by fear that an escalating trade rift between the United States and China — the two mightiest economies — could smear the world with
China's newly appointed economic czar told U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Saturday that Beijing is ready to defend its interests after President Donald Trump announced plans to slap tariffs on nearly $50 billion in Chinese imports. Vice Premier Liu He told Mnuchin in a phone call that
President Donald Trump grudgingly signed a $1.3 trillion federal spending measure Friday and averted a midnight government shutdown — but only after undercutting his own negotiators and setting off a mini-panic with a last-minute veto threat. The episode further eroded the already damaged credibility
DES MOINES, Iowa — From Iowa hog producers to Washington apple growers and California winemakers, farmers are expressing deep disappointment over being put in the middle of a potential trade war with China.
President Donald Trump says the United States is on the verge of amending its trade agreement with South Korea. The president told reporters at a Friday news conference that trade deals are being made with various countries and then highlighted South Korea, a key economic and national security partner
The World Trade Organization says it's making a "detailed analysis" of President Donald Trump's decision to impose tariffs on up to $60 billion worth of Chinese imports amid rising concerns of a trade war. The comments from WTO spokesman Fernando Puchol came after U.S. authorities
President Donald Trump's budding trade war with China will undermine the connection between the two countries' intertwined auto industries. Ever since the 2016 US presidential campaign, Donald Trump's sweeping inability to grasp the basics of the global auto industry has continually astonished
It was President Donald Trump who announced a broad trade offensive against China on Thursday, with wide-ranging tariffs, an international lawsuit and investment restrictions to combat alleged theft of Americans' intellectual property. Meanwhile, Robert Lighthizer was testifying before Congress.
President Donald Trump's lead lawyer in the special counsel's Russia investigation has resigned. The move on Thursday has shaken up the legal team just as Trump intensifies attacks on an inquiry he calls nothing more than a witch hunt. The departure of attorney John Dowd removes the primary
BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China urged the United States on Friday to "pull back from the brink" as President Donald Trump's plans for tariffs on up to $60 billion in Chinese goods moved the world's two largest economies closer to a trade war. Trump is planning to impose the tariffs
The European Union, Australia, Argentina, Brazil, South Korea, Canada and Mexico will get initial exemptions from looming steel and aluminum tariffs from the Trump administration. President Donald Trump authorized the exemptions late Thursday night. Trump is planning to impose tariffs of 25 per cent
Asian stocks on Friday extended the slide seen in the U.S. and Europe after the Trump administration launched a trade broadside against China.
President Trump is set to escalate the brewing global trade war with tariffs directed at China, and the oil and gas industry is sure to suffer as a result
North American markets closed down sharply Thursday as U.S. President Donald Trump stoked fears of rising protectionism by moving to impose China tariffs. The U.S. trade actions include imposing restrictions on Chinese investment and tariffs on some $62 billion worth of Chinese imports, prompting China
The Trump administration plans to announce at least $30 billion in tariffs on China. The Dow Jones Industrial Average sank almost 500 points on fears of a trade war. Near midday trading, the Dow Jones industrial average was down almost 500 points, or about 2% at the lows.
US stocks saw deep losses Thursday amid escalating trade tensions as President Donald Trump planned to unveil roughly $50 billion in tariffs on Chinese exports. Follow the Dow Jones industrial average in real time. US stocks declined Thursday as President Donald Trump announced roughly $50 billion
Farmers, electronics retailers and other U.S. businesses are bracing for a backlash as President Donald Trump targets China for stealing American technology or pressuring U.S. companies to hand it over. The administration is expected Thursday to slap trade sanctions on China, perhaps including restrictions
When Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross held up a can of Campbell's soup in a CNBC interview to make the case that the Trump administration's steel and aluminum tariffs were "no big deal," the canning industry begged to disagree — and they were hardly alone. President Donald Trump'
At 32 years old, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman controls a vast fortune, a well-heeled military and the future of a nation in the throes of sweeping economic and social change. Soaking in Trump's plaudits in the Oval Office, Prince Mohammed said little and left most of the talking to his
Germany expressed doubt on Tuesday about whether the European Union will be exempt from U.S. President Donald Trump's potentially damaging steel and aluminum tariffs, as the bloc's top trade official headed to Washington for last-ditch talks. "We are skeptical, but will hope to the end
President Donald Trump says Saudi Arabia has been a great friend to the United States and is a "great purchaser" and "investor" in its economy. Trump is touting close U.S.-Saudi ties during an Oval Office meeting with visiting Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Trump says Saudi Arabia
Embracing the tough penalties favoured by global strongmen, President Donald Trump on Monday brandished the death penalty as a fitting punishment for drug traffickers fueling the opioid epidemic. The scourge has torn through the rural and working-class communities that in large numbers voted for Trump
The Trump administration on Monday banned all use by Americans of Venezuelan cryptocurrency, saying that its introduction is intended to skirt U.S. sanctions. Venezuelan officials condemned the ban, its president suggesting charges of a "crime against humanity" could be pursued against the
Some coastal states opposed to President Donald Trump's plan to allow oil and gas drilling off most of the nation's coastline are fighting back with proposed state laws designed to thwart the proposal. The drilling Trump proposes would take place in federal waters offshore in an area called