America will have a new president for the first time in eight years. And the stakes are high. Since 2009, the US economy has slowly climbed out of its worst recession since the Great Depression. While the unemployment rate has fallen by more than half, GDP growth remains slow, inequality remains high, and the divide between the left and the right has never been wider. Follow Yahoo Finance right here to be informed on the big issues facing the economy as well as the solutions proposed by America’s elected leaders.
Since the markets don’t need destabilizing signals from Washington right now, this week’s Trump-o-meter reads FAILING, our second-worst reading.
An overhyped meeting with President Xi of China on November 30 is unlikely to produce trade breakthroughs investors are hoping for.
Trump’s grade rose one notch in our monthly assessment, largely because workers’ earnings improved in the latest data.
If jobs and the economy were the only issues, Republicans would dominate in the upcoming midterm elections.