Yahoo Finance Trumponomics Report Card

Donald Trump
Trumponomics Letter GradeOverall gradeLast updated: 13 Dec 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 urges greater Japanese investment in U.S., criticises trade advantage
    Reuters4 hours ago

    Trump urges greater Japanese investment in U.S., criticises trade advantage

    U.S. President Donald Trump urged Japanese business leaders on Saturday to increase their investment in the United States while he chided Japan for having a "substantial edge" on trade that negotiators were trying to even out in a bilateral deal. Trump arrived in Japan on Saturday for a largely

  • Trump again claims stock market would be 10,000 points higher if Fed didn't raise interest rates
    CNBC5 hours ago

    Trump again claims stock market would be 10,000 points higher if Fed didn't raise interest rates

    Trump was speaking at a meeting of Japanese business leaders in Tokyo during his state visit to Japan on Saturday.

  • Trump urges greater Japanese investment in U.S., criticizes trade advantage
    Reuters6 hours ago

    Trump urges greater Japanese investment in U.S., criticizes trade advantage

    Trump arrived in Japan on Saturday for a largely ceremonial state visit meant to showcase strong ties even though trade relations are problematical. In the evening, the Tokyo Sky Tree tower was lit up red, white and blue in Trump's honor. Shortly after arriving at the airport to a red-carpet welcome

  • Trump takes dig at Japan for 'substantial' trade advantage and calls for more investment in US
    CNBC6 hours ago

    Trump takes dig at Japan for 'substantial' trade advantage and calls for more investment in US

    The president's state visit comes amid tensions with carmaker Toyota over potential auto tariffs. Trump has repeatedly threatened Japanese and European carmakers with tariffs.

  • Trump opens state visit, needles Japan over trade issues
    Associated Press7 hours ago

    Trump opens state visit, needles Japan over trade issues

    TOKYO (AP) — President Donald Trump opened a state visit to Japan on Saturday by needling the American ally over its trade imbalance with the United States. "Maybe that's why you like me so much," he joshed.

  • Trump urges greater Japanese investment in U.S., knocks trade advantage
    Reuters10 hours ago

    Trump urges greater Japanese investment in U.S., knocks trade advantage

    TOKYO (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump urged Japanese business leaders on Saturday to increase their investment in the United States while saying Japan had a substantial edge on trade that negotiators were trying to even out.

  • Judge blocks some funds Trump sought for U.S.-Mexico border wall
    Reuters17 hours ago

    Judge blocks some funds Trump sought for U.S.-Mexico border wall

    The Trump administration must temporarily halt the use of some Defense Department funds for a border wall with Mexico, a judge ruled on Friday, because the money was not specifically authorized by Congress for construction of the barrier. The order blocks the use of $1 billion from the Department of

  • Japan trade a problem for Trump, but not as bad as China
    Associated Press18 hours ago

    Japan trade a problem for Trump, but not as bad as China

    When President Donald Trump visits Japan, he'll be able to point to Tokyo's streets to drive home a sore point in trade relations between the allies: the absence of made-in-USA vehicles. The $70 billion Japanese trade surplus with the U.S. is dwarfed by China's $379 billion surplus, and

  • Japan trade a problem for Trump, but not as bad as China
    Associated Press18 hours ago

    Japan trade a problem for Trump, but not as bad as China

    TOKYO (AP) — When President Donald Trump visits Japan, he'll be able to point to Tokyo's streets to drive home a sore point in trade relations between the allies: the absence of made-in-USA vehicles.

  • Reuters18 hours ago

    CORRECTED-Judge blocks some funds Trump sought for U.S.-Mexico border wall

    The Trump administration must temporarily halt the use of some Defense Department funds for a border wall with Mexico, a judge ruled on Friday, because the money was not specifically authorized by Congress for construction of the barrier. The order blocks the use of $1 billion from the Department of

  • Trump says considering pardons for some U.S. soldiers accused of war crimes
    Reuters18 hours ago

    Trump says considering pardons for some U.S. soldiers accused of war crimes

    You know, we teach them how to be great fighters, and then when they fight sometime, they get really treated very unfairly," Trump said. The New York Times on May 18 reported Trump had asked the Justice Department for paperwork on several high-profile war crimes cases in preparation for possible

  • Reuters20 hours ago

    UPDATE 2-Trump says considering pardons for some U.S. soldiers accused of war crimes

    Trump told reporters at the White House that he had not decided yet on the cases but may wait until the accused stood trial before deciding whether to grant them pardons. The New York Times on May 18 reported Trump had asked the Justice Department for paperwork on several high-profile war crimes cases

  • Health tax splits California amid need for Trump's approval
    Associated Press21 hours ago

    Health tax splits California amid need for Trump's approval

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers are headed toward a confrontation with Gov. Gavin Newsom over whether to keep a tax that can generate nearly $2 billion for low-income health benefits but means approval from the Trump administration amid a feud between state and federal officials.

  • Health tax splits California amid need for Trump's approval
    Associated Press21 hours ago

    Health tax splits California amid need for Trump's approval

    California lawmakers are headed toward a confrontation with Gov. Gavin Newsom over whether to keep a tax that can generate nearly $2 billion for low-income health benefits but means approval from the Trump administration amid a feud between state and federal officials. Senate and Assembly budget committees

  • Defying Congress, Trump sets $8 billion-plus in weapons sales to Saudi Arabia, UAE
    Reuters22 hours ago

    Defying Congress, Trump sets $8 billion-plus in weapons sales to Saudi Arabia, UAE

    The Trump administration informed congressional committees that it will go ahead with 22 military sales to the Saudis, United Arab Emirates and Jordan, infuriating lawmakers by circumventing a long-standing precedent for congressional review of major weapons sales. Members of Congress had been blocking

  • Trump confirms considering pardons in US war crimes cases
    AFP News22 hours ago

    Trump confirms considering pardons in US war crimes cases

    President Donald Trump confirmed Friday he is considering pardons for several military servicemen accused or convicted of war crimes, in what critics say would be an abuse of the powers afforded him under the US Constitution. The New York Times reported, quoting administration officials, that Trump

  • Wall St. edges higher after Trump sparks U.S.-China trade hopes
    Reuters23 hours ago

    Wall St. edges higher after Trump sparks U.S.-China trade hopes

    Wall Street's major stock indexes edged higher on Friday after falling in the previous session, as hopeful comments from U.S. President Donald Trump regarding trade relations with China assuaged concerns among some investors. Trump said late on Thursday that he saw a resolution to the trade war

  • Reuters23 hours ago

    US STOCKS-Wall St edges higher after Trump sparks U.S.-China trade hopes

    Wall Street's major stock indexes edged higher on Friday after falling in the previous session, as hopeful comments from U.S. President Donald Trump regarding trade relations with China assuaged concerns among some investors. Trump said late on Thursday that he saw a resolution to the trade war

  • China's 'nuclear option' in Trump's trade war, explained
    CNBC23 hours ago

    China's 'nuclear option' in Trump's trade war, explained

    China has one big weapon in the ongoing trade war with the United States — selling off its massive holdings of U.S government debt. Here's why the so-called nuclear option could hurt China as much as the United States.

  • Trump considers pardons for soldiers accused of war crimes
    Associated Press23 hours ago

    Trump considers pardons for soldiers accused of war crimes

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday that he has been considering pardons for several American military members accused of war crimes, including headline-grabbing cases of shooting unarmed civilians and killing an enemy captive.

  • Trump appeals ruling that backed subpoenas for bank records
    Associated Pressyesterday

    Trump appeals ruling that backed subpoenas for bank records

    Lawyers for President Donald Trump told an appeals court Friday that he's challenging a federal judge's refusal to block congressional subpoenas seeking financial records from two banks that did business with him. The official notice of appeal was filed in the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals

  • Trump appeals ruling that backed subpoenas for bank records
    Associated Pressyesterday

    Trump appeals ruling that backed subpoenas for bank records

    Lawyers for President Donald Trump told an appeals court Friday that he's challenging a federal judge's refusal to block congressional subpoenas seeking financial records from two banks that did business with him. The official notice of appeal was filed in the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals

  • Reutersyesterday

    US STOCKS-Wall St clings to slight gains after Trump sparks U.S.-China trade hopes

    Wall Street's major indexes edged higher on Friday in a rebound from the previous session's losses after upbeat comments from U.S. President Donald Trump regarding trade relations with China assuaged concerns among some investors. Trump said late on Thursday that he saw a resolution to the trade

  • Trump appeals ruling allowing banks to hand his financial records to Congress
    Reutersyesterday

    Trump appeals ruling allowing banks to hand his financial records to Congress

    "We remain committed to providing appropriate information to all authorized investigations and will abide by a court order regarding such investigations," Deutsche Bank spokeswoman Kerrie McHugh said in an emailed statement. A spokesman for the Intelligence Committee declined to comment on

  • Trump appeals ruling allowing banks to hand his financial records to Congress
    Reutersyesterday

    Trump appeals ruling allowing banks to hand his financial records to Congress

    U.S. President Donald Trump, three of his children and the Trump Organization on Friday appealed a court order allowing Deutsche Bank AG and Capital One Financial Corp to hand their financial records over to Democratic lawmakers. "We remain committed to providing appropriate information to all