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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 17 2017

Low yields are warning Fed to think twice on rate hike: Kaplan

LUBBOCK, Texas Financial markets are warning of weakness in the U.S. economy, so the Federal Reserve should be "very patient and judicious" as it considers whether to raise interest rates, a policymaker in the Fed's cautious camp said on Thursday.

Aug 16 2017

Fed, split by inflation, should forge on with rate hikes - Mester

NEW YORK A Federal Reserve policymaker on Wednesday staked out the hawkish argument for carrying on with U.S. interest rate hikes even while weak recent inflation readings have split opinions among her colleagues at the U.S. central bank. | Video

Aug 16 2017

Fed, split by inflation, should forge on with rate hikes: Mester

NEW YORK A Federal Reserve policymaker on Wednesday staked out the hawkish argument for carrying on with U.S. interest rate hikes even while weak recent inflation readings have split opinions among her colleagues at the U.S. central bank. | Video

Aug 16 2017

Fed's Mester says US rate hikes should continue despite weak inflation

NEW YORK Cleveland Federal Reserve Bank President Loretta Mester said the recent weakness in U.S. inflation has not convinced her the Fed should delay plans for further interest rate hikes in an economy she feels remains on track for steady growth and rising wages.

Aug 16 2017

Snubbed Federal Reserve nominee a warning as Trump struggles to fill key posts

NEW YORK Allan Landon prepared for his job at the Federal Reserve for two-and-a-half years during the Obama administration before his nomination sank into the partisan quicksand of Washington D.C., a swamp which has only deepened under President Donald Trump, leaving more vacancies than ever at the top of the U.S. federal government.

Aug 15 2017

Americans' debt level notches a new record high

NEW YORK Americans' debt level notched another record high in the second quarter, after having earlier in the year surpassed its pre-crisis peak, on the back of modest rises in mortgage, auto and credit card debt, where delinquencies jumped.

Aug 10 2017

Dudley reinforces Fed expectation of U.S. inflation rebound

NEW YORK The Federal Reserve expects "very weak" U.S. inflation to rebound thanks to a slide in the dollar and to a labor market that keeps getting hotter, one of the Fed's most influential officials said in comments that reinforce its gradual policy-tightening plan.

Aug 10 2017

Dudley reinforces Fed expectation of U.S. inflation rebound

NEW YORK, Aug 10 The Federal Reserve expects sluggish U.S. inflation to rise over the next several months while the hot labor market gets yet hotter, one of the Fed's most influential officials said on Thursday in comments that reinforce its gradual policy-tightening plan.

Jun 29 2017

In New York, France promises English-law contracts after Brexit

NEW YORK France will set up a special court to handle English-law cases for financial contracts after Britain leaves the European Union, Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Thursday as Paris steps up its charm offensive to attract banks.

Jun 29 2017

In New York, France promises English-law contracts after Brexit

NEW YORK France will set up a special court to handle English-law cases for financial contracts after Britain leaves the European Union, Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Thursday as Paris steps up its charm offensive to attract banks.

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