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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

Apr 28 2017

French growth slows in first quarter, but shrugs off election uncertainty

PARIS French growth slowed in the first three months of the year as more households spent less money on heating bills through a period of unusually warm winter weather and with little obvious impact from the run-up to an election, official data showed on Friday.

Apr 25 2017

Le Pen thrives among French poor, vote analysis shows

PARIS Marine Le Pen's protectionist, anti-establishment message resonated most in parts of France with lower incomes, lower life expectancy and lower education levels, a Reuters analysis of voting in Sunday's first round shows.

Apr 21 2017

Security dominates French election after shooting

PARIS The killing of a policeman by a suspected Islamist militant pushed national security to the top of the French political agenda on Friday, two days before the presidential election. | Video

Apr 21 2017

Präsidentenwahl in Frankreich im Schatten des Terrors

Paris Unter dem Eindruck eines Anschlags im Zentrum von Paris geht Frankreich in die europaweit mit Spannung erwartete Präsidentenwahl.

Apr 18 2017

Lower turnout equals higher uncertainty in French election arithmetic

PARIS High noon on Sunday will bring the first hard sign of just how close France's presidential race really is with the release of early turnout figures for the first round eight hours before expected results.

Apr 14 2017

France's Le Pen turns far-right party into contender for power

PARIS Marine Le Pen has brought the National Front from fringe status into the political spotlight and made herself a real contender to be France's first woman president and its first far-right leader since World War Two.

Apr 14 2017

France's Le Pen turns far-right party into contender for power

PARIS Marine Le Pen has brought the National Front from fringe status into the political spotlight and made herself a real contender to be France's first woman president and its first far-right leader since World War Two.

Apr 07 2017

Weak French industrial output, trade, cloud outlook after firm PMIs

PARIS French industrial output dropped unexpectedly in February while the trade deficit was close to a record, data showed on Friday, tempering France's economic outlook at the start of the year after surprisingly strong business confidence surveys.

Apr 03 2017

Bank runs and Frexit: French lenders prepare for Le Pen surprises

PARIS From bank runs to credit crunches, regulators and investors are asking French banks about their preparations for any market ructions that might be caused by Marine Le Pen faring better than expected in the presidential election, banking sources said.

Apr 03 2017

ECB's aggressive stimulus no threat to financial health: Coeure

FRANKFURT/PARIS The European Central Bank sees no evidence that its aggressive stimulus policy is hampering financial markets, ECB director Benoit Coeure said on Monday, despite deeply negative yields on some bonds and fresh signs of scarcity.

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