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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

Bond investors give Tesla a $1.8 billion endorsement

NEW YORK Bond investors on Friday gave a $1.8 billion boost to Tesla Inc's balance sheet by snapping up the electric car maker's first foray into the U.S. junk bond market, where yield-hungry investors have raced to lock in relatively higher returns.

Aug 11 2017

Bond investors seen giving Tesla a $1.8 bln endorsement

NEW YORK, Aug 11 Bond investors on Friday were poised to give a $1.8 billion boost to Tesla Inc's balance sheet by snapping up the electric car maker's first foray into the U.S. junk bond market, where yield-hungry investors have raced to lock in relatively higher returns.

Jul 27 2017

Booming stocks and credit, falling U.S. dollar seen giving Fed cover to hike

NEW YORK Despite analysts' chatter that sluggish inflation may prevent the Federal Reserve from raising interest rates further soon, the rosy scene in financial markets might allow U.S. policy-makers to squeeze in another rate hike this year after all.

Jul 26 2017

Wall Street zeroes in on September for start of Fed balance sheet wind-down: Reuters poll

NEW YORK Wall Street’s top banks are circling the Federal Reserve's September meeting on their calendars, pegging it as when the U.S. central bank will at last kick off the long-anticipated reduction of its $4.5 trillion balance sheet.

Jul 26 2017

Wall Street zeroes in on September for start of Fed balance sheet wind-down - Reuters poll

NEW YORK Wall Street’s top banks are circling the Federal Reserve's September meeting on their calendars, pegging it as when the U.S. central bank will at last kick off the long-anticipated reduction of its $4.5 trillion balance sheet.

Jul 18 2017

Doubts about Trump's agenda seen accelerating U.S. dollar decline

NEW YORK The outlook for the U.S. dollar turned even more bearish on Tuesday after healthcare reform legislation again failed to pass in Congress, casting further doubt on whether the Trump administration will be able to progress to tax reform, infrastructure improvements, and banking deregulation. | Video

Jul 14 2017

Mortgage investors unfazed as Fed balance sheet plan looms

NEW YORK The Federal Reserve's plan for shrinking its massive balance sheet envisions a future with no holdings of mortgage bonds, a prospect that could present a significant headwind for an $8 trillion market the U.S. central bank now dominates.

Jul 11 2017

Muted inflation, wages keep Fed policymakers cautious

A day ahead of Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's testimony to Congress on the state of the U.S. economy, two of her colleagues cited low wage growth and muted inflation as reasons for caution on further interest rate increases.

Jul 05 2017

Dollar index flat as Fed minutes hint tensions on inflation

NEW YORK The dollar was little changed on Wednesday against a basket of currencies as the Federal Reserve's minutes on its June 13-14 policy meeting showed a rift among policy-makers over the pace of future U.S. rate increases with signs of inflation softening.

Jul 03 2017

Dollar scores best day in four months after lousy quarter

NEW YORK The dollar recorded its best day in four months on Monday, starting the new quarter on a strong note, bolstered by higher U.S. bond yields and data that showed manufacturing activity climbed to its strongest level in nearly three years.

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