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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  • As trade war rages, Trump flags fly out of China factory
    AFP News42 minutes ago

    As trade war rages, Trump flags fly out of China factory

    As the China-US trade war rages, a factory set amid corn and mulberry fields in central China stitches together US and "Trump 2020" flags -- and business is good. The US and China have slapped tariffs on billions of dollars worth of each other's goods, but there is little evidence of the

  • China looks to get cozy with EU in annual talks as Trump tariffs bite
    Reuters3 hours ago

    China looks to get cozy with EU in annual talks as Trump tariffs bite

    The European Union will open an annual meeting with China on Monday, and will be looking to fend off overtures for an anti-U.S. alliance as China seeks a European counterbalance to U.S. tariffs. Premier Li Keqiang will host European Council President Donald Tusk and European Commission President Jean-Claude

  • On eve of Russia summit, Trump calls European Union 'a foe'
    Reuters7 hours ago

    On eve of Russia summit, Trump calls European Union 'a foe'

    By Steve Holland and Jeff Mason HELSINKI (Reuters) - On the eve of his meeting with Russia's Vladimir Putin, U.S. President Donald Trump rattled allies once more by labeling the European Union a "foe" with regard to trade. In a pre-summit interview with CBS News' "Face the Nation

  • Trump brands Russia a 'foe' ahead of Putin summit
    AFP News8 hours ago

    Trump brands Russia a 'foe' ahead of Putin summit

    US President Donald Trump branded Russia, the EU and China as "foes" as he prepared Sunday to go head to head with Vladimir Putin at a historic summit shrouded in Moscow's alleged manipulation of the 2016 US election. Monday's summit in Helsinki will offer Putin, a former KGB spymaster

  • May reveals Trump Brexit advice: Sue the EU, don't negotiate
    Associated Press9 hours ago

    May reveals Trump Brexit advice: Sue the EU, don't negotiate

    LONDON (AP) — In the midst of a messy political crisis at home over Britain's impending exit from the European Union, Prime Minister Theresa May revealed Sunday that Donald Trump gave her this piece of advice: Sue the EU, don't negotiate.

  • Reuters11 hours ago

    Saying EU, U.S. are trade foes is 'fake news', says EU's Tusk in swipe at Trump

    The European Union and the United States are best friends, and saying the two are foes was "fake news", European Council President Donald Tusk said on Sunday, after U.S. President Donald Trump had called the EU a foe on trade matters. "America and the EU are best friends.

  • Trump calls EU a 'foe' on trade - CBS News interview
    Reuters11 hours ago

    Trump calls EU a 'foe' on trade - CBS News interview

    U.S. President Donald Trump said the European Union is a "foe" of the United States for "what they do to us in trade," adding "that doesn't mean they are bad," in an interview aired on Sunday by CBS's "Face the Nation" news programme. Asked who is the

  • Top House Republican urges Trump, China's Xi to meet on trade - Fox
    Reuters11 hours ago

    Top House Republican urges Trump, China's Xi to meet on trade - Fox

    The top Republican lawmaker overseeing trade policies on Sunday called for a meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese Premier Xi Jinping to ease trade tensions, warning that U.S. tariffs would likely dampen U.S. economic growth this year. House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin

  • Top House Republican urges Trump, China's Xi to meet on trade: Fox
    Reuters11 hours ago

    Top House Republican urges Trump, China's Xi to meet on trade: Fox

    The top Republican lawmaker overseeing trade policies on Sunday called for a meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese Premier Xi Jinping to ease trade tensions, warning that U.S. tariffs would likely dampen U.S. economic growth this year. House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin

  • Trump suggests US and UK could strike a 'tremendous' trade deal after Brexit
    CNBC11 hours ago

    Trump suggests US and UK could strike a 'tremendous' trade deal after Brexit

    With Brexit negotiations having hit rough shoals, UK Prime Minister Theresa May is under pressure to deliver on the 2016 vote to extricate the U.K. Trump suggested the U.S. and U.K. could negotiate a "tremendous" trade agreement.

  • US President Trump Tells UK PM May to Sue the EU
    FX Empire15 hours ago

    US President Trump Tells UK PM May to Sue the EU

    UK Prime Minister, Theresa May, has revealed on BBC interview that US president Donald Trump advised her to sue the EU. May added: “What the president also said at that press conference was ‘Don’t walk away. President Trump has spent the last days in Europe where he attended a NATO meeting before traveling

  • Reuters16 hours ago

    Man arrested over paraglider protest at Trump's golf course in Scotland

    A 55 year-old man has been arrested following a protest at U.S. President Donald Trump's golf course in Scotland on Friday, Scottish police said, after a an activist used a powered parachute to get within a few hundred yards of the president. "Police Scotland can confirm that a 55-year-old

  • U.S. President Trump says he has 'low expectations' for Putin meeting: CBS news
    Reuters16 hours ago

    U.S. President Trump says he has 'low expectations' for Putin meeting: CBS news

    U.S. President Donald Trump said he had low expectations for his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday in Helsinki. "I go in with low expectations," Trump said in an interview with CBS news published on their website on Sunday.

  • Netanyahu, Trump discuss Syria, Iran ahead of Helsinki summit
    Reuters17 hours ago

    Netanyahu, Trump discuss Syria, Iran ahead of Helsinki summit

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday that he discussed Syria and Iran with U.S. President Donald Trump ahead of the latter's meeting in Helsinki with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Moscow is the big-power ally of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, whose advances against rebel

  • How the Trump-Putin meeting could turn the tables on Ukraine — and US credibility
    CNBC20 hours ago

    How the Trump-Putin meeting could turn the tables on Ukraine — and US credibility

    An about-face on Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula would completely upend U.S. foreign policy and its commitments to its allies.

  • Trump’s trade war makes political sense to his base. Rivals must beware
    The Guardian21 hours ago

    Trump’s trade war makes political sense to his base. Rivals must beware

    The Port of Long Beach, California, is a gateway for US trade with China and other Asian countries. When Donald Trump’s chief trade adviser went to Beijing in May with proposals to open up China’s vast domestic market to American goods – and thereby reduce a ballooning trade deficit with China – the

  • Trump and Putin: the odd couple
    AFP News21 hours ago

    Trump and Putin: the odd couple

    As Donald Trump prepared to travel to Moscow five years ago for the Miss Universe pageant, he wondered whether he would run into Vladimir Putin. Trump has long expressed his admiration for the strongman leader, while US intelligence services allege Putin ordered Russian intervention to tip the 2016

  • Trump says he will run for reelection, had Brexit chat with Queen Elizabeth
    Reuters23 hours ago

    Trump says he will run for reelection, had Brexit chat with Queen Elizabeth

    U.S. President Donald Trump said he intends to run for re-election in 2020 because "everybody wants me to" and there are no Democratic candidates who could defeat him, the Mail on Sunday newspaper reported. Asked by British journalist Piers Morgan in an interview given on Friday whether he

  • Trump says to run for reelection, had Brexit chat with Queen Elizabeth
    Reutersyesterday

    Trump says to run for reelection, had Brexit chat with Queen Elizabeth

    U.S. President Donald Trump said he intends to run for re-election in 2020 because "everybody wants me to" and there are no Democratic candidates who could defeat him, the Mail on Sunday newspaper reported. Asked by British journalist Piers Morgan in an interview given on Friday whether he

  • Trump says to run for reelection, had Brexit chat with Queen Elizabeth
    Reutersyesterday

    Trump says to run for reelection, had Brexit chat with Queen Elizabeth

    U.S. President Donald Trump said he intends to run for re-election in 2020 because "everybody wants me to" and there are no Democratic candidates who could defeat him, the Mail on Sunday newspaper reported. Asked by British journalist Piers Morgan in an interview given on Friday whether he

  • Finnish brewery creates quirky beer for Trump-Putin summit
    Associated Pressyesterday

    Finnish brewery creates quirky beer for Trump-Putin summit

    HELSINKI (AP) — A small Finnish craft brewery is paying a humorous tribute to the Helsinki summit.

  • Trump has access to a little-used tool that could lower oil prices
    Business Insideryesterday

    Trump has access to a little-used tool that could lower oil prices

    President Donald Trump has repeatedly expressed concerns about energy costs. Rising gas prices could create a political headache for Republicans ahead of the midterm election. Some analysts think Trump could turn to an emergency US oil reserve.

  • Pols play at Nationals Park, but that's not Trump's game
    Associated Pressyesterday

    Pols play at Nationals Park, but that's not Trump's game

    During every previous All-Star Game in Washington, the president was part of the story. Ask former Republican congressman Tom Davis about the prospect of President Donald Trump throwing out the first pitch at Nationals Park on Tuesday night, and the pageantry of the office isn't the first thing

  • A look at the issues at stake ahead of Trump and Putin's summit next week
    CNBCyesterday

    A look at the issues at stake ahead of Trump and Putin's summit next week

    No one knows what President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin will discuss when the two leaders host their first official dialogue in Helsinki, Finland on Monday. While it is unclear what Trump and Putin will (or won't) agree to next week, here's a look at some of the issues

  • Jamie Cullum brings new material to Montreux, takes a jab at Trump
    Reuters2 days ago

    Jamie Cullum brings new material to Montreux, takes a jab at Trump

    By Stephanie Nebehay MONTREUX, Switzerland (Reuters) - British singer-songwriter Jamie Cullum mixed classics with new material at Montreux Jazz Festival, telling the crowd he was happy to be away from London during a visit by U.S. President Donald Trump. It was Cullum's fifth appearance at the