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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 22 2017

China pushes back as U.S. aluminum industry urges crackdown on imports

WASHINGTON China pushed back on Thursday at charges by U.S. manufacturers and labor unions that it has flooded the market with cheap aluminum and put U.S. producers out of business, saying unilateral punitive trade measures should not be used to try to remedy a global glut of the metal.

Jun 19 2017

U.S. sees possible legal challenges to crackdown on steel imports

WASHINGTON, June 19 The Trump administration expects U.S. and World Trade Organization-related legal challenges in response to a possible crackdown on foreign imports of steel or aluminum, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross said on Monday.

Jun 16 2017

Trump administration probe into steel imports nearly done -US official

WASHINGTON, June 16 A Trump administration investigation into whether foreign-made steel imports pose a risk to U.S. national security is nearly done, a senior U.S. official said on Friday, ahead of the expected release of the probe's findings late next week.

Jun 14 2017

United States and Mexico finalize sugar trade deal

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK The United States and Mexico on Wednesday finalized terms of a sugar trade pact that seeks to resolve a years-long dispute between the governments before a North American trade deal is renegotiated.

Jun 09 2017

U.S. trade body advances dumping probe against Bombardier, shares drop

WASHINGTON/MONTREAL The U.S. International Trade Commission on Friday gave a green light to the U.S. Commerce Department to begin preparing anti-dumping and anti-subsidy duties against new jets from Bombardier Inc , sending the Canadian planemaker's stock down as much as 8 percent.

Apr 28 2017

U.S. says time to act on North Korea, China says not up to Beijing alone

UNITED NATIONS U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned on Friday that failure to curb North Korea's nuclear and ballistic missile programs could lead to 'catastrophic consequences,' while China and Russia rebuked Washington's threat of military force.

Apr 20 2017

Tillerson accuses Iran of 'alarming provocations' as U.S. reviews policy

WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Wednesday accused Iran of 'alarming ongoing provocations' to destabilize countries in the Middle East as the Trump administration launched a review of its policy toward Tehran. | Video

Apr 19 2017

U.S. says Iran complies with nuke deal but orders review on lifting sanctions

WASHINGTON The Trump administration said on Tuesday it was launching an inter-agency review of whether the lifting of sanctions against Iran was in the United States' national security interests, while acknowledging that Tehran was complying with a deal to rein in its nuclear program. | Video

Apr 13 2017

U.S. State Dept keeps hiring freeze as Tillerson looks to downsize

WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has maintained a hiring freeze at the State Department even though it was lifted for the rest of the federal government, a spokesman said on Thursday, as the agency begins to downsize before Congress approves funding cuts.

Apr 11 2017

Tillerson faces tough talks in Moscow amid increased tensions

WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's visit to Moscow this week will be an early test of whether the Trump administration can use any momentum generated by a missile attack on a Syrian air base to craft and execute a strategy to end the Syrian war.

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