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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

Jun 28 2017

Auto industry groups urge caution in changing NAFTA origin rules

WASHINGTON Auto industry trade groups said on Wednesday that tightening the rules of origin in the North American Free Trade Agreement could be disruptive and hurt the competitiveness of U.S., Mexican and Canadian auto plants.

Jun 27 2017

NAFTA hearings start with Democratic lawmakers urging strong labor rules

WASHINGTON Two Democratic congressmen on Tuesday called on the Trump administration to demand strong labor provisions in its renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement to reverse chronic wage erosion in Mexico.

Jun 26 2017

U.S. slaps dumping duties on Canadian wood, Ottawa vows to fight

WASHINGTON Escalating a trade dispute with Canada in the run-up to talks on renegotiating NAFTA, the U.S. Commerce Department on Monday imposed preliminary anti-dumping duties on Canadian softwood lumber of up to 7.72 percent.

Jun 12 2017

Trump officials to unveil plan to cut factory rules this week

WASHINGTON The Trump administration intends to unveil this week a plan to trim regulations it believes constrain U.S. manufacturing growth, potentially affecting environmental permits, worker safety and labor rules, an administration official said.

Jun 12 2017

Insider - Trump will Regeln zu Umwelt- und Arbeitsschutz kippen

Washington US-Präsident Donald Trump wird Insidern zufolge diese Woche weitreichende Pläne zum Zurückdrehen von Umwelt- und Arbeitsschutzrechten vorlegen.

Jun 12 2017

Trump officials to unveil plan to cut factory rules this week

WASHINGTON The Trump administration intends to unveil this week a plan to trim regulations it believes constrain U.S. manufacturing growth, potentially affecting environmental permits, worker safety and labor rules, an administration official said.

Jun 09 2017

U.S. trade body advances dumping probe against Bombardier, shares drop

WASHINGTON/MONTREAL The U.S. International Trade Commission on Friday gave a green light to the U.S. Commerce Department to begin preparing anti-dumping and anti-subsidy duties against new jets from Bombardier Inc , sending the Canadian planemaker's stock down as much as 8 percent.

Jun 09 2017

Wilbur Ross seen imposing Mexico sugar deal over industry objections

WASHINGTON U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross is likely to impose a new sugar trade deal with Mexico even if final revisions to it fail to win support from the U.S. industry, trade lawyers and experts say.

Jun 08 2017

Wilbur Ross sees 'genuine' national security concern on steel

WASHINGTON U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said on Thursday that a national security review of the U.S. steel industry will be completed "very shortly" and will seek to protect the interests of both domestic steel producers and consumers.

Jun 06 2017

U.S., Mexico reach sugar pact despite U.S. producer resistance

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK Mexico on Tuesday conceded to U.S. demands for changes in the terms of Mexican access to the lucrative U.S. sugar market, striking a deal with Washington that will likely lift prices of the sweetener to U.S. food processors and consumers. | Video

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