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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

Sep 21 2017

Boost for Hammond as UK posts smallest August budget deficit in 10 years

LONDON Britain unexpectedly posted its smallest budget deficit for any August since 2007, helped by record sales tax revenues that could give finance minister Philip Hammond room to relax his grip on spending in an upcoming budget.

Sep 08 2017

UK economy's lethargy shows little sign of lifting

LONDON Britain's Brexit-bound economy is showing little sign that its leaden performance in the first half of 2017 is improving much, despite hints of better times for manufacturers in data released on Friday.

Sep 08 2017

UK economy treading water ahead of Brexit - British Chambers of Commerce

LONDON Britain's economy is "treading water" ahead of Brexit, the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) said on Friday after it downgraded forecasts for growth over the next two years.

Aug 31 2017

Bumpy Brexit risk does not justify record low rates: BoE's Saunders

CARDIFF The Bank of England should not keep interest rates at their record low as an insurance policy against the risk of a "bumpy Brexit" and it needs to start raising borrowing costs now, BoE policymaker Michael Saunders said.

Aug 30 2017

Lending to UK consumers cools as economic confidence ebbs

LONDON Lending to British consumers expanded at the weakest pace in more than a year in July as their confidence in the economy ebbed, according to figures that clouded the outlook for growth later this year.

Aug 23 2017

EU worker exodus threatens UK food industry, some leaving already - survey

LONDON Nearly half of businesses operating in Britain's food supply chain say European Union workers are thinking about leaving because of uncertainty around Brexit, an industry survey showed on Thursday.

Aug 22 2017

Britain posts first July budget surplus in 15 years, outlook darker

LONDON Britain unexpectedly posted its first budget surplus for any July since 2002 according to official data on Tuesday, welcome news for finance minister Philip Hammond in what still looks likely to be a difficult financial year for the government.

Aug 21 2017

Britain's current account deficit was bigger than thought in 2015 - ONS

LONDON Britain's current account deficit, the largest of any major economy last year, was even bigger in 2015 than previously thought, according to new estimates from the Office for National Statistics.

Aug 16 2017

UK unemployment falls to lowest since 1975, wage growth still muted

LONDON Britain's labor market confounded a sluggish economy in the second quarter as the unemployment rate fell to its lowest since 1975.

Aug 10 2017

UK exports disappoint as economy limps to end of weak first half

LONDON Britain's economy put in a weak performance in June when declines in car manufacturing, construction and exports gave an uninspiring end to the weakest first half of any year since 2012. | Video

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