The Election And The Economy

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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.

  • This week in Trumponomics: The Trump Slump pauses, then resumes
    Yahoo Finance14 days ago

    This week in Trumponomics: The Trump Slump pauses, then resumes

    Now that both sides have shown their cards, fears of a US trade war with China are easing.

  • What’s good and bad in the Trump economy
    Yahoo Financelast month

    What’s good and bad in the Trump economy

    Despite strong job growth, Trump's grade on the economy has dipped in our latest Trumponomics Report Card

  • Trump's grade on the economy bounces back to B+
    Yahoo Finance3 months ago

    Trump's grade on the economy bounces back to B+

    Trump’s grade on the economy improved from B in December to B+ in January, due largely to a modest increase in exports.

  • Trump’s grade on the economy drops from A- to B
    Yahoo Finance4 months ago

    Trump’s grade on the economy drops from A- to B

    President Trump has a lot going for him these days, at least economywise. “Wage growth has been fairly muted, considering the tightening in the labor market,” says Ryan Sweet, director of real-time economics at Moody’s Analytics, which provides the data for our report card.

  • Trump’s grade on the economy ticks back up to A-
    Yahoo Finance5 months ago

    Trump’s grade on the economy ticks back up to A-

    In the year since Donald Trump won the U.S. presidency, earnings have crept upward, employers have added 1.8 million jobs, and the stock market has soared by 22%. That’s enough to boost Trump's grade on the economy to A- in the latest installment of the Yahoo Finance Trumponomics Report Card.

  • Trump’s grade on the economy slips
    Yahoo Finance6 months ago

    Trump’s grade on the economy slips

    Hurricanes Harvey and Irma swamped the job market in September, and now they’ve dented President Trump’s rating on the economy. Trump’s grade on the Yahoo Finance Trumponomics Report Card dropped from A- to B+ in early October, based largely on the unexpected loss of jobs in the US economy the month

  • The Trump economy improves to A-
    Yahoo Finance7 months ago

    The Trump economy improves to A-

    Our exclusive analysis of the economy under President Donald Trump shows consistent improvement.

  • One way Trump is outperforming other presidents
    Yahoo Finance8 months ago

    One way Trump is outperforming other presidents

    Six months into his presidency, Donald Trump has one big thing going for him: a robust job market. Before Trump critics freak out—yes, it’s obviously true Trump inherited an improving economy from his predecessor, Barack Obama. Underlying factors such as strong corporate profits, low interest rates

  • The Trump economy improves slightly
    Yahoo Finance9 months ago

    The Trump economy improves slightly

    President Trump has a lot of problems, but the economy isn’t one of them. The Yahoo Finance Trumponomics report card shows a modest improvement in early July, thanks to strong jobs data for the last couple of months.

  • Trump’s grade on the economy drifts up to B+
    Yahoo Finance10 months ago

    Trump’s grade on the economy drifts up to B+

    The stock market is one of the best stories in America right now—and it’s goosing President Trump’s performance when it comes to the broader economy. New economic data pushed Trump’s grade on the economy from a B to a B+ in the latest installment of Yahoo Finance’s exclusive Trumponomics Report Card

  • Trump's grade on the economy: a B, for now
    Yahoo Finance11 months ago

    Trump's grade on the economy: a B, for now

    Yahoo Finance's Trumponomics Report Card assesses the performance of the economy on six key measures, comparing Trump’s record to that of six prior presidents at the same point in their first terms.

  • Trumponomics Report Card: Methodology
    Yahoo Finance11 months ago

    Trumponomics Report Card: Methodology

    The Yahoo Finance Trumponomics Report Card measures the performance of the economy under President Donald Trump, compared with its performance under other presidents going back to Jimmy Carter in the 1970s. Employment, which reflects job growth. Manufacturing employment, which measures job growth in