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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 11 2017

South Carolina utility cancels rate hike plan after nuke plant halted

NEW YORK South Carolina's public power utility killed plans for two rate hikes that would help recover costs on a multi-billion-dollar nuclear project abandoned less than two weeks ago, its board of directors said after a special vote on Friday.

Aug 04 2017

Ohio hospital deal leads U.S. municipal bond sales next week

NEW YORK Ohio is set to price the biggest negotiated municipal bond deal next week, with a $1 billion offering for the Cleveland Clinic Health System that follows a recent credit upgrade of the growing hospital network.

Aug 02 2017

South Carolina utility bonds trade heavily after nuclear nixed

NEW YORK, Aug 2 Santee Cooper's tax-exempt revenue bonds traded heavily in the days after the South Carolina public utility said it would cancel a nuclear project stymied by steep cost overruns and years of delays.

Jul 12 2017

West Virginia starts fiscal 2018 with $11 million budget gap

West Virginia began fiscal 2018 with a shortfall of roughly $11 million in its $4.26 billion budget, after lawmakers voted to deplete the state's Rainy Day Fund and draw from public agencies to narrow the funding gap, Governor Jim Justice's office said on Wednesday.

Jul 10 2017

Evening rush hour a 'test' for NYC's Penn Station commuters - Amtrak

NEW YORK The evening rush hour will be the true test of how much New York City's Pennsylvania Station train track repair work creates a major headache for commuters, Amtrak Chief Executive Officer Charles "Wick" Moorman said in an interview on Monday.

Jul 01 2017

Gunman kills doctor, wounds six others in Bronx hospital rampage

NEW YORK A doctor who had lost his job at a New York City hospital opened fire with an assault rifle inside the building on Friday, killing another physician and wounding six other people before taking his own life in a burst of apparent workplace-related violence, officials said. | Video

Jun 12 2017

To boycott, or not to boycott over Trumpian 'Julius Caesar'

NEW YORK New York’s Public Theater on Monday defended its production of Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar” that portrays the assassinated Roman leader as U.S. President Donald Trump after Delta Air Lines Inc and Bank of America Corp pulled their funding. The nonprofit theater said it recognized that its contemporary staging of the play, which portrays Caesar as a magnetic, blond businessman with a gold bathtub, had provoked heated debate. Actors and other artists threatened on Monday to boycott the two companies that ended their sponsorship.

Jun 12 2017

Killings of LGBT people in U.S. rose to a record in 2016: report

NEW YORK More LGBT people were killed in the United States in 2016 than in any of the 20 years since record-keeping began, with the total boosted by the deaths of 49 people in an attack at a gay club in Florida last June, an advocacy group said on Monday.

Jun 11 2017

Puerto Rico nationalist passed up award for New York parade's good: official

NEW YORK A Puerto Rican nationalist, vilified for his alleged links to a deadly bombing campaign, decided on his own to pass up a special award that Puerto Rican Day Parade organizers wanted to give him, hoping to dispel the rancor that had enveloped the New York event, an official said.

Jun 11 2017

Puerto Rican activist to march in New York parade but not as honoree

NEW YORK, June 11 A Puerto Rican nationalist who served decades in prison for his links to militants who carried out more than 100 bombings will march on Sunday in New York's Puerto Rican Day Parade, but he won't accept an honor that organizers wanted to bestow on him.

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