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Trump's protectionist policies top risk to U.S. economy in 2017: Reuters poll

Employee of a foreign exchange trading company works near monitors showing U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, and the Japanese yen's exchange rate against the euro in TokyoThe top risk to U.S. growth would come if U.S. President-elect Donald Trump keeps his protectionist promises, according to a Reuters poll that shows economists have not joined in the market exuberance since the shock November vote. For most of his campaign and after the election, Trump vowed to make sweeping changes to U.S. trade and immigration policy, threatened to impose steep tariffs on Chinese imports and proposed hefty tax cuts. While financial markets have retreated in the past week and hopes of a sudden spurt in inflation have faded, U.S. 10-year Treasury yields are still up more than 25 percent since Election Day, and stocks have hit record highs.

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