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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  • There's confusion over whether the Trump administration secretly promised Apple that iPhones wouldn't be caught in the cross fire of a trade war with China (AAPL)
    Business Insideryesterday

    There's confusion over whether the Trump administration secretly promised Apple that iPhones wouldn't be caught in the cross fire of a trade war with China (AAPL)

    Apple could be one of the biggest losers in a trade war between the United States and China. The New York Times reported Monday that the Trump administration had told Apple CEO Tim Cook that no tariffs would be placed on iPhones. There are few companies with more to lose than Apple in a trade war between

  • Trump greets EU trade reprisals with threat of steep auto tariff
    Reuters2 days ago

    Trump greets EU trade reprisals with threat of steep auto tariff

    President Donald Trump on Friday threatened to escalate a trade war with Europe by imposing a 20 percent tariff on all U.S. imports of European Union-assembled cars. Trump posted his threat on Twitter the day European Union reprisals took effect against U.S. tariffs on European steel and aluminum.

  • The Latest: Auto trade group decries Trump's tariff threat
    The Canadian Press2 days ago

    The Latest: Auto trade group decries Trump's tariff threat

    WASHINGTON — The Latest on America's disputes with its trading partners (all times local):

  • The Canadian Press2 days ago

    Trump jabbed first, and now world hits back in trade fight

    The United States attacked first, imposing tariffs on steel and aluminum from around the globe and threatening to hit tens of billions of dollars in Chinese products. The European Union is set Friday to slap tariffs on $3.4 billion in American products, from whiskey and motorcycles to peanuts and cranberries

  • Latest: Trump calls sales tax ruling 'victory for fairness'
    The Canadian Press3 days ago

    Latest: Trump calls sales tax ruling 'victory for fairness'

    President Donald Trump is commenting on a Supreme Court decision that may result in shoppers getting charged sales tax on more online purchases. On Thursday afternoon, Trump tweeted: "Big Supreme Court win on internet sales tax - about time! Big victory for fairness and for our country.

  • AP-NORC Poll: Majority approve of Trump's North Korea effort
    The Canadian Press3 days ago

    AP-NORC Poll: Majority approve of Trump's North Korea effort

    A majority of Americans now approve of President Donald Trump's handling of U.S. relations with North Korea, a change that comes after his historic summit with that country's leader, Kim Jong Un. A new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research released Thursday finds

  • US businesses and consumers could be the 'prisoners' of Trump's trade fight with China
    Business Insider3 days ago

    US businesses and consumers could be the 'prisoners' of Trump's trade fight with China

    A trade war has been brewing between the US and China. The White House has said the US would have an edge over China in a trade war. The White House has asserted the US has the whip hand in a tariff fight between the world's largest economies — with a senior economic adviser saying "it'

  • Trudeau says he can't imagine Trump damaging U.S. by imposing auto tariffs
    The Canadian Press4 days ago

    Trudeau says he can't imagine Trump damaging U.S. by imposing auto tariffs

    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he can't imagine President Donald Trump will make good on his threat to impose new tariffs on Canadian autos entering the United States because it would amount to a self-inflicted wound on the U.S. economy. Trudeau was forced to confront that possibility at his

  • Trump should study the Dow Jones index
    Yahoo Finance4 days ago

    Trump should study the Dow Jones index

    The newly revised Dow Jones index contains few of the industrial conglomerates Trump aims to help with his protectionist policies.

  • Trump's claims Canadians smuggle shoes to avoid tariffs 'laughable,' experts say
    The Canadian Press4 days ago

    Trump's claims Canadians smuggle shoes to avoid tariffs 'laughable,' experts say

    U.S. President Donald Trump's claim Canadians are smuggling shoes across the border to avoid "massive" tariffs on American goods doesn't make sense, experts say. "It's great for American retailers if Canadians go cross-border shopping," said Werner Antweiler, an associate

  • Trump assails Canadian tariffs, accuses people of smuggling U.S. goods home
    The Canadian Press5 days ago

    Trump assails Canadian tariffs, accuses people of smuggling U.S. goods home

    While Donald Trump launched his latest tirade against the familiar Canadian targets of tariffs and dairy, nervous opposition MPs demanded answers on how to defend against the president's next expected attack — potentially crippling auto tariffs. The Trump administration has already imposed punishing

  • Trump raises risk of economically harmful US-China trade war
    The Canadian Press5 days ago

    Trump raises risk of economically harmful US-China trade war

    The United States and China edged closer Tuesday to triggering the riskiest trade war in decades, a fight that could weaken the world's two largest economies, unsettle relations between Beijing and Washington and crimp global growth. U.S. companies, from Caterpillar to Qualcomm, would likely face

  • The Dow erases its 2018 gains as Trump moves closer to an all-out trade war with China
    Business Insider5 days ago

    The Dow erases its 2018 gains as Trump moves closer to an all-out trade war with China

    Global markets shuddered Tuesday after President Donald Trump threatened tariffs on billions of dollars' worth of goods from China, putting the world's largest economies on the brink of a trade war. The Dow Jones industrial average turned negative for the year amid its longest losing streak

  • Dow slides 300 points as Trump's trade war escalates
    Yahoo Finance5 days ago

    Dow slides 300 points as Trump's trade war escalates

    The Dow paring losses here despite Trump's trade bluster rolling on.

  • 5 ways the Trump tariffs will hit your wallet
    Yahoo Finance5 days ago

    5 ways the Trump tariffs will hit your wallet

    Trump's tariffs on imports will hit consumers in unexpected ways.

  • Stocks sink as Trump ratchets up trade pressure on China
    Yahoo Finance5 days ago

    Stocks sink as Trump ratchets up trade pressure on China

    Yahoo Finance's LIVE market coverage and analysis of stocks and bonds begins each day at 11:45 a.m. ET.

  • Trump's trade war is undercutting his hopes for the dollar
    Yahoo Finance5 days ago

    Trump's trade war is undercutting his hopes for the dollar

    "If you roll this out over the next year, year and a half, someone’s going to have to blink, and it might have to be the United States."

  • Dow stumbles as Trump moves toward an all-out trade war with China
    Business Insider5 days ago

    Dow stumbles as Trump moves toward an all-out trade war with China

    President Donald Trump on Monday threatened an all-out trade war with China by announcing the possibility of tariffs on an additional $200 billion worth of Chinese goods. The Dow Jones industrial average fell more than 400 points, or 1.7% Tuesday. Watch the S&P 500 and Dow Jones industrial average

  • Global stocks tumble after new Trump tariff threat
    The Canadian Press5 days ago

    Global stocks tumble after new Trump tariff threat

    BEIJING — Global stock markets fell Tuesday after U.S. President Donald Trump escalated a dispute with Beijing over technology policy by threatening a tariff hike on an additional $200 billion of Chinese goods.

  • The Latest: China calls new Trump tariff threat 'blackmail'
    The Canadian Press6 days ago

    The Latest: China calls new Trump tariff threat 'blackmail'

    Trump ordered the U.S. Trade Representative Monday to prepare a fresh round of tariffs on Chinese goods in retaliation for its response to a previous round of punitive tariffs. President Donald Trump is directing the U.S. Trade Representative to prepare new tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese imports

  • Upping ante, Trump threatens new tariffs on Chinese imports
    The Canadian Press6 days ago

    Upping ante, Trump threatens new tariffs on Chinese imports

    President Donald Trump directed the U.S. Trade Representative to prepare new tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese imports Monday as the two nations moved closer to a potential trade war. The tariffs were quickly matched by China on U.S. exports. "China apparently has no intention of changing its

  • Senate passes defense bill, battle looms with Trump over China's ZTE
    Reuters6 days ago

    Senate passes defense bill, battle looms with Trump over China's ZTE

    The U.S. Senate passed a $716 billion defense policy bill on Monday, backing President Donald Trump's call for a bigger, stronger military but setting up a potential battle with the White House over Chinese telecommunications firm ZTE Corp (Shenzhen:000063.SZ - News). The Republican-controlled Senate

  • AP FACT CHECK: More Trump falsehoods on NKorea, immigration
    The Canadian Press6 days ago

    AP FACT CHECK: More Trump falsehoods on NKorea, immigration

    North Korea has revealed no action on eliminating launch sites, and it announced the suspension of nuclear weapons testing and certain missiles well before the summit, although as part of the diplomatic opening with the U.S. On other matters over the past week, Trump falsely blamed Democrats for an

  • A trade war looms as Trump slaps tariffs on Chinese imports
    The Canadian Press9 days ago

    A trade war looms as Trump slaps tariffs on Chinese imports

    President Donald Trump brought the world's two biggest economies to the brink of a trade war Friday by announcing a 25 per cent tariff on up to $50 billion in Chinese imports to take effect July 6. Beijing quickly responded that it would retaliate with penalties of the same scale on American goods

  • Industrial stocks sink after Trump announces new tariffs on Chinese imports
    Business Insider9 days ago

    Industrial stocks sink after Trump announces new tariffs on Chinese imports

    President Donald Trump on Friday announced tariffs on $50 billion worth of imported Chinese goods. Industrial stocks sank Friday morning after the Trump administration announced new taxes on $50 billion worth of goods imported from China.