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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

U.S. housing starts hit eight-month low; building permits weak

WASHINGTON U.S. homebuilding fell for a third straight month in May to the lowest level in eight months as construction activity declined broadly, suggesting that housing could be a drag on economic growth in the second quarter.

Jun 15 2017

U.S. jobs market tightens; inflation pressures cooling

WASHINGTON The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week, pointing to shrinking labor market slack that could allow the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates again this year despite moderate inflation growth.

Jun 14 2017

U.S. consumer prices, retail sales weaken in May

WASHINGTON U.S. consumer prices unexpectedly fell in May and retail sales recorded their biggest drop in 16 months, suggesting a softening in domestic demand that could limit the Federal Reserve's ability to continue raising interest rates this year. | Video

Jun 13 2017

U.S. producer prices unchanged; services costs on the rise

WASHINGTON U.S. producer prices were unchanged in May as energy costs recorded their biggest decline in more than a year, suggesting a moderation in inflation after a rise at the start of the year.

Jun 08 2017

Jobless claims drop; labor market slack shrinking

WASHINGTON The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell last week, unwinding half of the prior period's jump and suggesting the labor market was tightening despite a recent slowdown in job growth.

Jun 06 2017

U.S. job openings hit record high; skills mismatch rising

WASHINGTON U.S. job openings surged to a record high in April and employers appeared to have trouble finding suitable workers, pointing to a tightening labor market that could encourage the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates next month.

Jun 05 2017

U.S. services, factory data point to moderate economic growth

WASHINGTON U.S. services sector activity slowed in May as new orders tumbled, but a jump in employment to a near two-year high pointed to sustained labor market strength despite a deceleration in job growth last month.

Jun 04 2017

Trump criticized for tweet on London mayor after bridge attacks

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump came under fire on Sunday for criticizing London's mayor in the aftermath of attacks in the city that killed seven people and injured at least 48 others.

Jun 02 2017

U.S. job growth slows; unemployment rate drops to 4.3 percent

WASHINGTON U.S. job growth slowed in May and employment gains in the prior two months were not as strong as previously reported, suggesting the labor market was losing momentum despite the unemployment rate falling to a 16-year low of 4.3 percent. | Video

Jun 02 2017

U.S. factory activity edges up; private payrolls surge

(Corrects final paragraph in June 1 story following an official correction of layoff data from Challenger, Gray & Christmas)

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