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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 16 2017

Analysis: Is the Fed ready to consider lifting its inflation target?

WASHINGTON Years of tepid economic recovery have Fed Chair Janet Yellen and other central bankers considering what was once unthinkable: abandoning decades-long efforts to hold inflation down and allowing price expectations to creep up.

Jun 15 2017

Is the Fed ready to consider lifting its inflation target?

WASHINGTON Years of tepid economic recovery have Fed Chair Janet Yellen and other central bankers considering what was once unthinkable: abandoning decades-long efforts to hold inflation down and allowing price expectations to creep up.

Jun 15 2017

Fed raises rates, unveils balance sheet cuts in sign of confidence

WASHINGTON The Federal Reserve raised interest rates on Wednesday for the second time in three months and said it would begin cutting its holdings of bonds and other securities this year, signaling its confidence in a growing U.S. economy and strengthening job market. | Video

Jun 15 2017

US-Notenbank will nach Zinserhöhung noch 2017 nachlegen

Washington Die US-Notenbank Fed setzt ihre Politik der moderaten Zinserhöhungen fort.

May 24 2017

Fed ties rate hike to economic rebound, sees balance sheet cuts in 2017

WASHINGTON Federal Reserve policymakers agreed they should hold off on raising interest rates until it was clear a recent U.S. economic slowdown was temporary, though most said a hike was coming soon, minutes from their last policy meeting showed on Wednesday.

May 24 2017

U.S. interest rates may pose risk to Trump budget's optimistic assumptions

WASHINGTON If President Donald Trump's budget does touch off an economic boom that pushes growth up to 3 percent a year as it assumes, the government's borrowing is likely to cost much more than has been factored into the administration's fiscal proposals.

May 24 2017

Fed ties rate hike to economic rebound, sees balance sheet cuts in 2017

WASHINGTON Federal Reserve policymakers agreed they should hold off on raising interest rates until it was clear a recent U.S. economic slowdown was temporary, though most said a hike was coming soon, minutes from their last policy meeting showed on Wednesday.

May 23 2017

Trump's budget depends on strong growth, 'feedback' for balance

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump's promise to balance the federal budget in a decade rests on a sustained rise to 3 percent annual economic growth that he promised in his election campaign and a vague "feedback" effect that lowers the annual government deficit by hundreds of billions of dollars.

May 08 2017

In U.S., French vote a relief to some Fed officials

CHICAGO/AMELIA ISLAND, Fla. France's election result alleviates concern about economic and market turmoil in Europe spilling over into the United States, two Federal Reserve policymakers said a day after pro-European Union candidate Emmanuel Macron was elected French president.

May 08 2017

In U.S., French vote a relief to some Fed officials

CHICAGO/AMELIA ISLAND, Fla. France's election result alleviates concern about economic and market turmoil in Europe spilling over into the United States, two Federal Reserve policymakers said a day after pro-European Union candidate Emmanuel Macron was elected French president.

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