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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

Jul 20 2017

U.S. rule on class-action suits against banks under fire in Congress

WASHINGTON Republicans in the U.S. Congress are moving quickly to try to eliminate a new regulation that bars financial firms from forcing consumers into arbitration to settle disputes that otherwise may turn into class-action lawsuits.

Jul 20 2017

Congressional Republicans unveil bills to bar class-action rules

WASHINGTON, July 20 Republicans in the U.S. Congress are moving quickly to try to eliminate a new regulation that bars financial firms from forcing consumers into arbitration to settle disputes.

Jul 19 2017

New banking regulator defends agency effort to regulate fintech

WASHINGTON The new head of a U.S. banking regulatory agency on Wednesday defended his predecessor's efforts to explore granting special federal charters to startup online lenders.

Jul 19 2017

Republican senator hopes to kill class-action rule within weeks

WASHINGTON The U.S. Congress could act within weeks to kill a new rule that bars financial companies from blocking consumers who wish to file class-action lawsuits, according to a key Republican senator.

Jul 18 2017

New U.S. rule on class actions enters critical period

WASHINGTON A U.S. rule years in the making that was intended to restore consumers' ability to band together to sue financial companies could unravel in just a few months as the heads of two federal agencies clash over it and critics gear up for battle.

Jul 18 2017

New U.S. rule on class actions enters critical period

WASHINGTON A U.S. rule years in the making that was intended to restore consumers' ability to band together to sue financial companies could unravel in just a few months as the heads of two federal agencies clash over it and critics gear up for battle.

Jul 18 2017

New U.S. rule on class actions enters critical period

WASHINGTON, July 18 A U.S. rule years in the making that was intended to restore consumers' ability to band together to sue financial companies could unravel in just a few months as the heads of two federal agencies clash over it and critics gear up for battle.

Jul 17 2017

U.S. Federal Reserves fines BNP Paribas $246 million for foreign exchange fixing

WASHINGTON The Federal Reserve announced on Monday it had fined BNP Paribas $246 million for "unsafe and unsound" practices in its foreign exchange markets, saying it had found deficiencies in the bank’s oversight and internal controls of its traders.

Jul 17 2017

U.S. Federal Reserves fines BNP Paribas $246 mln for foreign exchange fixing

WASHINGTON The Federal Reserve announced on Monday it had fined BNP Paribas $246 million for "unsafe and unsound" practices in its foreign exchange markets, saying it had found deficiencies in the bank’s oversight and internal controls of its traders.

Jul 17 2017

U.S. regulator seeks to halt financial contract rule as officials spar

WASHINGTON A feud over a proposal to bar financial firms from requiring customers to arbitrate disputes escalated on Monday when a banking regulator appointed by President Donald Trump called on an appointee of his predecessor to halt the rulewriting project.

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