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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

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Dollar downdraft persists as non-U.S. central banks seen hawkish

NEW YORK The U.S. dollar held around a nearly 14-month low against the euro on Thursday on growing expectations of more hawkish monetary policies in Europe and Canada and on skepticism of another Federal Reserve interest rate increase this year.

Jun 28 2017

Dollar extends fall as bets on hawkish European policy heat up

NEW YORK The U.S. dollar touched its lowest level against the euro in a year on Wednesday after hawkish comments from the head of the Bank of England added to speculation that monetary policy in Europe was turning hawkish.

Jun 27 2017

Dollar dives on Draghi comments, U.S. healthcare vote delay

NEW YORK The dollar slid to 10-month lows against the euro on Tuesday after the head of the European Central Bank opened the door to steps that might begin to reduce the central bank's stimulus and after a vote on U.S. healthcare legislation was delayed.

Jun 26 2017

Dollar rises after Draghi comments, investors await Yellen speech

NEW YORK The U.S. dollar hit a one-month high against the yen and rebounded against the euro on Monday after the European Central Bank chief defended the ECB's easy monetary policy, and as investors awaited Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's speech on Tuesday.

Jun 21 2017

Shares dogged by weak oil; Treasury yield curve flattens

NEW YORK Declines in financial and energy shares sent U.S. and European equity markets lower on Wednesday, weighed down in part by U.S. crude prices at 10-month lows, while the U.S. Treasury yield curve hit its flattest in nearly a decade.

Jun 21 2017

Global shares dogged by oil weakness; Treasury yield curve flattens

NEW YORK Declines in financial and energy shares weighed on U.S. and European equity markets on Wednesday, with U.S. crude prices touching 10-month lows, while the U.S. Treasury yield curve hit the flattest in nearly a decade.

Jun 08 2017

Flight-to-quality boosts U.S.-based Treasury, foreign funds: Lipper

NEW YORK Investors in U.S.-based funds poured $1.4 billion into mutual funds and exchange-traded funds that invest in U.S. Treasuries in the week ended June 7, marking the biggest inflows since late January, data from Thomson Reuters' Lipper service showed on Thursday.

Jun 01 2017

Some U.S. bond investors stick to energy bets, say rally has legs

NEW YORK Several large investment firms are betting on U.S. energy bonds on the view that they have more room to run even after a sharp rebound in performance in 2016.

May 25 2017

U.S. stocks scale new peaks on retailer results; oil falls

NEW YORK Two top U.S. equity indexes scaled record peaks on Thursday after strong earnings reports from retailers, outpacing European shares which were little changed, while oil prices plunged after top crude producers extended output cuts for a shorter period than expected.

May 12 2017

Dollar slips after weaker-than-expected U.S. inflation, sales data

NEW YORK The U.S. dollar fell on Friday, easing from a roughly two-month high against the yen touched in the prior session and slumping against the euro, after weaker-than-expected U.S. economic data raised doubts about whether the Federal Reserve would assume a hawkish bent through the end of the year.

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