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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 04 2017

Puerto Rico oversight board orders furloughs, governor defiant

Puerto Rico's federally appointed financial oversight board said on Friday it will institute a two-day per month work furlough for government employees, but a defiant Governor Ricardo Rossello rejected the measure out of hand.

Aug 04 2017

Puerto Rico to furlough workers, proposes pension plan reform

Aug 4 Puerto Rico's federally appointed financial oversight board said on Friday it will institute a two-day per month work furlough for government employees, excluding frontline law enforcement personnel, in an effort to achieve $218 million in savings.

Aug 02 2017

Puerto Rico July tax collection ahead of forecast: official

NEW YORK Puerto Rico's tax revenue collection in July was ahead of projections, the U.S. commonwealth's treasury secretary said on Wednesday, a positive start to the new fiscal year for an island struggling with bankruptcy and a 45 percent poverty rate.

Jul 28 2017

Tobacco bond prices weaker after U.S. proposes cigarette nicotine cut

NEW YORK, July 28 Tobacco settlement bond prices, part of the high-yield U.S. municipal bond sector, fell on Friday along with a drop in share prices for U.S. and UK tobacco companies after Washington D.C. proposed cutting nicotine levels in cigarettes.

Jun 08 2017

U.S. judge reassigns last few cases in Argentina debt saga

NEW YORK, June 8 The New York federal judge who ruled in favor of deep-pocketed hedge funds against the government of Argentina in a historic 15-year-old sovereign debt default dispute has reassigned the last few unresolved cases, court records showed on Thursday.

May 31 2017

Argentina settles with more holdout creditors -mediator

NEW YORK Argentina settled with additional creditors holding defaulted sovereign bonds for just under $163 million, the court-appointed mediator in the long-running case said in a statement on Wednesday.

May 31 2017

Argentina settles with more holdout creditors -mediator

NEW YORK, May 31 Argentina settled with additional creditors holding defaulted sovereign bonds for just under $163 million, the court-appointed mediator in the long-running case said in a statement on Wednesday.

May 31 2017

New York City mayor, comptroller voting to suspend ties to Wells Fargo

NEW YORK, May 31 New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Comptroller Scott Stringer said on Wednesday they will vote to suspend doing business with Wells Fargo after a key rating fell below a "satisfactory" level.

May 17 2017

Puerto Rico's bankruptcy hearing marks reset of asset scramble

NEW YORK Puerto Rico is due to embark on a bankruptcy process on Wednesday that could take years to resolve, as investors scramble to get the highest recovery on their bonds.

May 16 2017

Puerto Rico's bankruptcy hearing marks reset of asset scramble

NEW YORK Puerto Rico is due to embark on a bankruptcy process on Wednesday that could take years to resolve, as investors scramble to get the highest recovery on their bonds.

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