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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

Jul 18 2017

Small U.S. towns brace for rare solar eclipse, and crowds, in August

DRIGGS, Idaho Hyrum Johnson, mayor of the tiny city of Driggs, Idaho, expects some craziness in his one-stoplight town next month when the moon passes in front of the sun for the first total solar eclipse in the lower 48 U.S. states since 1979. | Video

Jul 11 2017

Muted inflation, wages keep Fed policymakers cautious

A day ahead of Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's testimony to Congress on the state of the U.S. economy, two of her colleagues cited low wage growth and muted inflation as reasons for caution on further interest rate increases.

Jul 07 2017

Years into recovery and with full employment, U.S. wages still lag

SAN FRANCISCO The U.S. economy is now a decade on from the start of the global financial crisis and at what most economists view as full employment, yet when it comes to wage rises, the answer seems to be forget about it.

Jul 06 2017

U.S. small business borrowing rose in May

Borrowing by small U.S. firms hit its highest level in nearly a year, data showed on Thursday, suggesting businesses are ramping up investments to meet customer demand.

Jun 27 2017

'What's the rush' on interest rate hikes, asks Fed's Kashkari

With inflation low and wages showing little sign of an upward surge, the U.S. Federal Reserve should not be raising interest rates, Minneapolis Fed President Neel Kashkari said on Tuesday.

Jun 20 2017

Fed policymakers in tug-of-war on inflation, instability

SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON The outlook for inflation and the future of financial stability are emerging as dueling concerns at the heart of a debate at the U.S. central bank over how fast to proceed on future interest-rate hikes.

Jun 16 2017

Weak inflation erodes conviction at Fed on rate hikes

DALLAS/WASHINGTON When the Federal Reserve raised rates earlier this week, Fed Chair Janet Yellen expressed confidence that recent weak inflation readings were transitory. Fed officials on Friday signaled that doubts are simmering.

Jun 16 2017

Fed should be cautious on further rate hikes, Kaplan says

DALLAS The Federal Reserve should be cautious about any further interest-rate hikes, Dallas Federal Reserve President Robert Kaplan said on Friday, just two days after he voted with the majority of his colleagues to raise rates for the second time this year.

Jun 16 2017

Fed dissenter Kashkari says sees sympathy for his views

Minneapolis Federal Reserve President Neel Kashkari said on Friday that he was not alone at the U.S. central bank in his view the Fed should have waited to raise interest rates until it was sure the recent drop in inflation really is temporary.

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