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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

Sep 18 2017

Dollar edges higher versus yen ahead of Fed meeting

NEW YORK The U.S. dollar rose to a more than seven-week high against the yen on Monday, supported by a rise in U.S. Treasury yields, as traders waited on an impending Federal Reserve meeting for clues on whether U.S. interest rates could rise again by year-end.

Sep 14 2017

Wild stock swings put Equifax options on traders' radar

NEW YORK The heightened drama in Equifax Inc's shares after the credit reporting company last week disclosed a massive data breach has turned its sparsely traded options contracts into one of the busiest names in the U.S. options market.

Sep 14 2017

Dollar weak as upbeat CPI data fails to impress

NEW YORK The dollar lost ground against a basket of major currencies on Thursday even though data that showed a faster-than-forecast increase in domestic consumer prices boosted generally depressed expectations for another U.S. rate hike later this year.

Sep 14 2017

Dollar stays down after stronger-than-forecast CPI data

NEW YORK =The dollar held losses against a basket of major currencies on Thursday following data that showed a faster-than-forecast increase in domestic consumer prices in August.

Sep 13 2017

Dollar extends gains, inflation data in focus

NEW YORK The dollar rose on Wednesday after a report showed U.S. producer prices rebounded in August and as traders positioned themselves ahead of consumer inflation data due on Thursday that will be closely watched by the U.S. Federal Reserve as it considers when to next raise interest rates.

Sep 12 2017

Dollar steady as risk appetite returns

NEW YORK The U.S. dollar on Tuesday clung to the previous day's gains, supported by a bounce in Treasury yields and ahead of U.S. inflation data that could influence the timing of the next Federal Reserve interest rate increase.

Sep 08 2017

Options market seeks cover, and exposure, as Hurricane Irma nears

NEW YORK Equity option traders are seeking ways to profit from and protect their investments against expected damage caused by Hurricane Irma, one of the most powerful Atlantic storms in a century as it closes in on Florida.

Sep 01 2017

Stocks rise as U.S. jobs data seen keeping rate hikes in check

NEW YORK Wall Street stocks finished modestly higher on Friday after data showed U.S. job growth slowed more than expected in August, which could make the Federal Reserve cautious about raising interest rates again this year.

Aug 31 2017

U.S. data sends stocks higher; yields fall

NEW YORK U.S. stocks rose on Thursday after data showed domestic inflation increased at its slowest pace since late 2015, boosting expectations that the Federal Reserve will hold off from increasing interest rates again this year.

Aug 30 2017

Stocks, dollar rise after upbeat U.S. data

NEW YORK Stocks and the dollar rose on Wednesday after economic data indicated solid momentum, keeping alive the prospect of a U.S. interest rate increase in December.


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