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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

Oct 20 2017

Sterling bounces back, boosted by progress in Brexit talks

LONDON Sterling bounced back from an eight-day low against the euro on Friday, with investors hopeful of a breakthrough in Brexit negotiations after British Prime Minister Theresa May won a modest reprieve in stalled talks with the European Union.

Oct 20 2017

Sterling drops to 2-week lows as BOE doubts rise

LONDON, Oct 20 Britain's pound skidded to a two-week low on Friday amid doubts over the outlook for Bank of England interest rate moves and concerns over Brexit.

Oct 17 2017

Sterling skids after Bank of England comments

LONDON Britain's pound slid to a five-day low after comments by Bank of England policymakers were interpreted by markets as dovish despite newly published inflation data in line with expectations.

Oct 13 2017

Pound hits 11-day high in Brexit rollercoaster ride

LONDON Britain's pound hit an 11-day high in a volatile day of trading on Friday and was heading for its best week in four, benefiting from a weaker dollar as well as signs that Britain is to be offered a two-year Brexit transition deal.

Oct 12 2017

Sterling slips on Barnier's talk of "impasse" in Brexit discussions

LONDON Sterling fell against the dollar on Thursday after the European Union's chief negotiator said Brexit talks on money were at an "impasse", adding to political uncertainty for a currency that has fallen over 12 percent since last year's EU vote.

Oct 11 2017

Sterling long bets under pressure as Brexit noises grow

LONDON Britain's pound steadied on Wednesday, holding just above a one-month low hit as investors grew concerned on whether entrenched expectations of higher UK interest rates were reasonable given a backdrop of uncertain Brexit negotiations.

Oct 10 2017

Sterling strengthens as strong data cement November rate hike bets

LONDON Sterling strengthened against a weaker dollar on Tuesday, as forecast-beating British industry data cemented expectations that the Bank of England will raise interest rates for the first time in over a decade at its next policy meeting in November.

Oct 10 2017

Sterling rises ahead of UK industry data

LONDON, Oct 10 Sterling rose on Tuesday ahead of British industry and trade data that will set the tone for the Bank of England to decide whether to raise interest rates for the first time in 10 years.

Oct 09 2017

Sterling rebounds after biggest weekly loss in a year

LONDON Britain's pound rebounded from its biggest weekly drop in a year on Monday as stronger labour costs data hardened expectations of higher interest rates, and after Prime Minister Theresa May vowed to ward off challenges to her leadership.

Oct 06 2017

Sterling has worst week in a year as political worries grow

LONDON Britain's pound fell to four-weeks lows on Friday, amid growing uncertainty over Prime Minister Theresa May's control of the leadership and strong U.S labour market data that boosted the dollar.

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