Rick Newman

Columnist, Yahoo Finance; book author
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Jul 15, 2019
Biden’s health care plan is a potent weapon against Trump

More Joe Biden can now tell voters he wants to fix the health care system without blowing up what works. Biden, the front-runner among Democratic presidential candidates, unveiled a health care plan on July 15 that would keep private insurance in…

More Joe Biden can now tell voters he wants to fix the health care system without blowing up what works. Biden, the front-runner among Democratic presidential candidates, unveiled a health care plan on July 15 that would keep private insurance in…

More Joe Biden can now tell voters he wants to fix the health care system without blowing up what works. Biden, the front-runner among Democratic presidential candidates, unveiled a health care plan on July 15 that would keep private insurance in…

Jul 12, 2019
This week in Trumponomics: Trump is about to get his interest rate cut

There’s a new Trump-o-meter in town, but our weekly Trumponomics discussion revolves around a familiar theme: the possible economic damage caused by President Trump’s trade policies. Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell signaled in congressional…

There’s a new Trump-o-meter in town, but our weekly Trumponomics discussion revolves around a familiar theme: the possible economic damage caused by President Trump’s trade policies. Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell signaled in congressional…

There’s a new Trump-o-meter in town, but our weekly Trumponomics discussion revolves around a familiar theme: the possible economic damage caused by President Trump’s trade policies. Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell signaled in congressional…

Jul 11, 2019
How to kill health insurers

Kirsten Gillibrand didn’t raise her hand on July 27 when a debate moderator asked 10 presidential candidates who wanted to get rid of private health insurance. But that’s the outcome she favors, all the same. Gillibrand, a Democratic senator from New…

Kirsten Gillibrand didn’t raise her hand on July 27 when a debate moderator asked 10 presidential candidates who wanted to get rid of private health insurance. But that’s the outcome she favors, all the same. Gillibrand, a Democratic senator from New…

Kirsten Gillibrand didn’t raise her hand on July 27 when a debate moderator asked 10 presidential candidates who wanted to get rid of private health insurance. But that’s the outcome she favors, all the same. Gillibrand, a Democratic senator from New…

Jul 10, 2019
Everybody running for president is rich

Joe Biden, man of the people, made a few bucks recently. He and his wife Jill pulled down $15.5 million during the last two years, many multiples of Biden’s income during the eight years he was the lowly vice president. The latest presidential…

Joe Biden, man of the people, made a few bucks recently. He and his wife Jill pulled down $15.5 million during the last two years, many multiples of Biden’s income during the eight years he was the lowly vice president. The latest presidential…

Joe Biden, man of the people, made a few bucks recently. He and his wife Jill pulled down $15.5 million during the last two years, many multiples of Biden’s income during the eight years he was the lowly vice president. The latest presidential…

Jul 10, 2019
How Joe Biden avoided Hillary Clinton's Wall Street problem

View photosMore Like Hillary Clinton, former Vice President Joe Biden made a lot of money after leaving government, by writing a book and giving paid speeches. But he’s not likely to face the kind of criticism Clinton did for cashing in. After…

View photosMore Like Hillary Clinton, former Vice President Joe Biden made a lot of money after leaving government, by writing a book and giving paid speeches. But he’s not likely to face the kind of criticism Clinton did for cashing in. After…

View photosMore Like Hillary Clinton, former Vice President Joe Biden made a lot of money after leaving government, by writing a book and giving paid speeches. But he’s not likely to face the kind of criticism Clinton did for cashing in. After…

Jul 9, 2019
Ross Perot was Trumpy, years before Trump

Twenty-five years before President Donald Trump took office promising to roll back trade deals, H. Ross Perot told a national audience that the “giant sucking sound” voters heard was American jobs flowing to Mexico. Perot, who died on July 9, at 89…

Twenty-five years before President Donald Trump took office promising to roll back trade deals, H. Ross Perot told a national audience that the “giant sucking sound” voters heard was American jobs flowing to Mexico. Perot, who died on July 9, at 89…

Twenty-five years before President Donald Trump took office promising to roll back trade deals, H. Ross Perot told a national audience that the “giant sucking sound” voters heard was American jobs flowing to Mexico. Perot, who died on July 9, at 89…

Jul 8, 2019
Trump vs. Obama on jobs

Is President Trump outperforming his predecessor when it comes to job creation? He certainly thinks so. “JOBS, JOBS, JOBS!” he tweeted after the latest monthly numbers showed employers created 224,000 new jobs in June. But job growth has actually…

Is President Trump outperforming his predecessor when it comes to job creation? He certainly thinks so. “JOBS, JOBS, JOBS!” he tweeted after the latest monthly numbers showed employers created 224,000 new jobs in June. But job growth has actually…

Is President Trump outperforming his predecessor when it comes to job creation? He certainly thinks so. “JOBS, JOBS, JOBS!” he tweeted after the latest monthly numbers showed employers created 224,000 new jobs in June. But job growth has actually…

Jul 5, 2019
The economy needs this more than an interest-rate cut

With strong hiring in June, investors are torn over whether the Federal Reserve will cut interest rates this summer. The case for cutting rates focuses on tepid wage growth, other signs of slack in the labor market and the economic damage caused by…

With strong hiring in June, investors are torn over whether the Federal Reserve will cut interest rates this summer. The case for cutting rates focuses on tepid wage growth, other signs of slack in the labor market and the economic damage caused by…

With strong hiring in June, investors are torn over whether the Federal Reserve will cut interest rates this summer. The case for cutting rates focuses on tepid wage growth, other signs of slack in the labor market and the economic damage caused by…

Jul 5, 2019
This week in Trumponomics: Bigly job numbers

View photosMore You can find flaws, if you look hard enough. But the employment numbers for June are surprisingly robust and unmistakenly good for President Donald Trump. Employers added 224,000 jobs in June, handily beating estimates and dashing…

View photosMore You can find flaws, if you look hard enough. But the employment numbers for June are surprisingly robust and unmistakenly good for President Donald Trump. Employers added 224,000 jobs in June, handily beating estimates and dashing…

View photosMore You can find flaws, if you look hard enough. But the employment numbers for June are surprisingly robust and unmistakenly good for President Donald Trump. Employers added 224,000 jobs in June, handily beating estimates and dashing…

Jul 3, 2019
Democrats are fighting a dangerous battle against the profit motive

Profits are bad, according to many Democrats running for president. “There are too many people profiteering off of the pain of people in America, from pharmaceutical companies to insurers,” Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey said at the Democratic debate…

Profits are bad, according to many Democrats running for president. “There are too many people profiteering off of the pain of people in America, from pharmaceutical companies to insurers,” Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey said at the Democratic debate…

Profits are bad, according to many Democrats running for president. “There are too many people profiteering off of the pain of people in America, from pharmaceutical companies to insurers,” Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey said at the Democratic debate…

Jun 30, 2019
The Trump trade war is far from over

Markets like the outcome of the talks between President Trump and President Xi Jinping of China on June 29. The mini-deal on trade included modest concessions from both sides and an apparent halt in escalating punitive measures. But the unsteady…

Markets like the outcome of the talks between President Trump and President Xi Jinping of China on June 29. The mini-deal on trade included modest concessions from both sides and an apparent halt in escalating punitive measures. But the unsteady…

Markets like the outcome of the talks between President Trump and President Xi Jinping of China on June 29. The mini-deal on trade included modest concessions from both sides and an apparent halt in escalating punitive measures. But the unsteady…

Jun 28, 2019
This week in Trumponomics: Trump bashes the man who can bail him out

It’s routine now for President Donald Trump to hector the Federal Reserve and its chair, Jerome Powell. But it’s no less troubling every time Trump does it, especially since Trump’s insults are getting lower and more ridiculous. Trump this week said…

It’s routine now for President Donald Trump to hector the Federal Reserve and its chair, Jerome Powell. But it’s no less troubling every time Trump does it, especially since Trump’s insults are getting lower and more ridiculous. Trump this week said…

It’s routine now for President Donald Trump to hector the Federal Reserve and its chair, Jerome Powell. But it’s no less troubling every time Trump does it, especially since Trump’s insults are getting lower and more ridiculous. Trump this week said…

Jun 28, 2019
The Democrats need better villains

Whose fault is everything that’s wrong? The Democrats don’t have convincing answers. They assail President Trump, of course—but worsening income inequality, a stagnant middle class and unaffordable health care were problems well before Trump came on…

Whose fault is everything that’s wrong? The Democrats don’t have convincing answers. They assail President Trump, of course—but worsening income inequality, a stagnant middle class and unaffordable health care were problems well before Trump came on…

Whose fault is everything that’s wrong? The Democrats don’t have convincing answers. They assail President Trump, of course—but worsening income inequality, a stagnant middle class and unaffordable health care were problems well before Trump came on…

Jun 26, 2019
Trump's fatal flaw

The law of unintended consequences is a well-understood phenomenon: Public officials impose a law or rule intended to prompt one type of behavior, but fail to consider everybody who might be affected or ways people might react. In this manner,…

The law of unintended consequences is a well-understood phenomenon: Public officials impose a law or rule intended to prompt one type of behavior, but fail to consider everybody who might be affected or ways people might react. In this manner,…

The law of unintended consequences is a well-understood phenomenon: Public officials impose a law or rule intended to prompt one type of behavior, but fail to consider everybody who might be affected or ways people might react. In this manner,…

Jun 25, 2019
A super-short guide to the 24 Democrats running for president

Americans will finally see how a battalion of Democratic presidential candidates stack up head-to-head during this week’s debates. Ten Democrats, headlined by Elizabeth Warren and Beto O’Rourke, will debate on NBC, MSNBC and Telemundo June 26…

Americans will finally see how a battalion of Democratic presidential candidates stack up head-to-head during this week’s debates. Ten Democrats, headlined by Elizabeth Warren and Beto O’Rourke, will debate on NBC, MSNBC and Telemundo June 26…

Americans will finally see how a battalion of Democratic presidential candidates stack up head-to-head during this week’s debates. Ten Democrats, headlined by Elizabeth Warren and Beto O’Rourke, will debate on NBC, MSNBC and Telemundo June 26…

Jun 21, 2019
This week in Trumponomics: Tax-cut blowback

The tax cuts President Trump signed into law in 2017 were supposed to stimulate business spending and raise family incomes. Critics warned they’d also lead to damaging unintended consequences. We will be watching for years to assess the long-term…

The tax cuts President Trump signed into law in 2017 were supposed to stimulate business spending and raise family incomes. Critics warned they’d also lead to damaging unintended consequences. We will be watching for years to assess the long-term…

The tax cuts President Trump signed into law in 2017 were supposed to stimulate business spending and raise family incomes. Critics warned they’d also lead to damaging unintended consequences. We will be watching for years to assess the long-term…

Jun 20, 2019
Trump should stop bragging about the stock market

View photosMore What have you done for me lately? That’s what voters want to know when politicians run for reelection. And President Trump’s boasts about stock market gains under his watch are growing very dated. Trump has bragged more than 60 times…

View photosMore What have you done for me lately? That’s what voters want to know when politicians run for reelection. And President Trump’s boasts about stock market gains under his watch are growing very dated. Trump has bragged more than 60 times…

View photosMore What have you done for me lately? That’s what voters want to know when politicians run for reelection. And President Trump’s boasts about stock market gains under his watch are growing very dated. Trump has bragged more than 60 times…

Jun 19, 2019
Elizabeth Warren's best and worst economic ideas

She’s running for president, but Elizabeth Warren may already be the nation’s wonk-in-chief. “I have a plan for that,” Warren famously declares on the campaign trail when voters ask about struggling farmers or unaffordable child care or shoddy…

She’s running for president, but Elizabeth Warren may already be the nation’s wonk-in-chief. “I have a plan for that,” Warren famously declares on the campaign trail when voters ask about struggling farmers or unaffordable child care or shoddy…

She’s running for president, but Elizabeth Warren may already be the nation’s wonk-in-chief. “I have a plan for that,” Warren famously declares on the campaign trail when voters ask about struggling farmers or unaffordable child care or shoddy…

Jun 19, 2019
Markets are still getting the Trump trade war wrong

There will be a meeting. The presidents of China and the United States will talk. They’ll both probably say it was a nice chat. But the upcoming confab between Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping is very unlikely to break an impasse on trade…

There will be a meeting. The presidents of China and the United States will talk. They’ll both probably say it was a nice chat. But the upcoming confab between Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping is very unlikely to break an impasse on trade…

There will be a meeting. The presidents of China and the United States will talk. They’ll both probably say it was a nice chat. But the upcoming confab between Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping is very unlikely to break an impasse on trade…

Jun 14, 2019
Meet presidential candidate Michael Bennet

In his new book, “The Land of Flickering Lights,” Sen. Michael Bennet of Colorado geeks out on some economic charts. They show changes in wealth and income distribution in the United States during the last several decades, and tell a familiar story:…

In his new book, “The Land of Flickering Lights,” Sen. Michael Bennet of Colorado geeks out on some economic charts. They show changes in wealth and income distribution in the United States during the last several decades, and tell a familiar story:…

In his new book, “The Land of Flickering Lights,” Sen. Michael Bennet of Colorado geeks out on some economic charts. They show changes in wealth and income distribution in the United States during the last several decades, and tell a familiar story:…