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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

Aug 18 2017

Wells Fargo troubles shift from phony bank accounts to real ones

After paying customers millions of dollars for opening phony accounts they did not want, Wells Fargo & Co has said it is now grappling with the possibility it harmed customers by closing real accounts they needed, leaving them without access to funds.

Aug 18 2017

Wells Fargo troubles shift from phony accounts it opened to real accounts it closed

Aug 18 After paying customers millions of dollars for opening phony accounts they did not want, Wells Fargo & Co has said it is now grappling with the possibility it harmed customers by closing real accounts they needed, leaving them without access to funds.

Aug 15 2017

Wells Fargo changes board, names Duke chair in response to scandal

Wells Fargo & Co Vice Chair Betsy Duke will replace retiring Chair Stephen Sanger next year, one of several changes announced on Tuesday in a board overhaul following a sales practices scandal.

Aug 10 2017

Can a small-town Virginia banker fix Wells Fargo's board?

Wells Fargo & Co will likely turn to a former community banker and Fed official to head its board as the scandal-ridden bank tries to restore its former reputation as a solid, plain-vanilla lender, people familiar with the matter told Reuters.

Jul 28 2017

Wells Fargo faces angry questions after new sales abuses uncovered

NEW YORK New revelations that Wells Fargo & Co spent years enrolling unknowing borrowers in costly auto insurance has put the bank under new pressure to answer for a months-long scandal over sales practices that have harmed millions of Americans.

Jul 28 2017

Exclusive - Wells Fargo planned to eventually tell public about auto insurance problems: executive

NEW YORK Wells Fargo & Co began examining the way its auto lending unit enrolled borrowers into insurance policies a year ago, but did not plan to disclose problems it uncovered until it was ready to issue reimbursements to affected customers, its head of consumer lending told Reuters on Friday.

Jul 28 2017

EXCLUSIVE-Wells planned to disclose auto insurance issues when refunding customers -exec

NEW YORK, July 28 Wells Fargo & Co began examining the way its auto lending unit enrolled borrowers into insurance policies a year ago, but did not plan to disclose problems it uncovered until it was ready to issue reimbursements to affected customers, its head of consumer lending told Reuters on Friday.

Jul 27 2017

Wells Fargo board not changing quickly enough: NYC Comptroller

Wells Fargo & Co needs to work more quickly to remake its board of directors following a sales scandal and public rebuke at the bank's annual meeting in April, New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer said.

Jul 27 2017

Wells Fargo moves more auto staff to central hubs, eyes rebranding: memo

Wells Fargo & Co is making more structural and management changes to its auto lending unit, according to an internal memo viewed by Reuters, part of the bank's effort to control risk more effectively. The latest overhaul will phase out 57 regional offices across the United States and eliminate the positions of those regional managers, according to the memo.

Jul 21 2017

Wells Fargo ordered to pay $575,000, reinstate whistleblower

The U.S. Department of Labor on Friday ordered Wells Fargo & Co to pay $575,000 and to rehire a whistleblower the bank had dismissed in September 2011 after the former employee raised concerns over the opening of customer accounts without their knowledge, the agency said in a statement.

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