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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 22 2017

Solar shares shine after Trump talks up 'solar wall'

NEW YORK Shares of solar companies soared on Thursday and their options drew a rush of bullish activity a day after U.S. President Donald Trump broached the subject of placing solar-power panels on his proposed wall along the Mexican border.

Jun 21 2017

United States Oil Fund options volume jumps as oil slips

NEW YORK Declining oil prices sent shares of the largest exchange-traded oil fund to a sixteen-month low on Wednesday and concerns about further weakness drove traders to load up on defensive options contracts.

Jun 16 2017

Short-sellers lose as Amazon acquires Whole Foods

NEW YORK Short-sellers who had targeted Whole Foods Market Inc saw an already bad year get worse after the grocer's shares soared on news that Amazon.com Inc would buy the company.

Jun 16 2017

Short-sellers lose as Amazon acquires Whole Foods

NEW YORK Short-sellers who had targeted Whole Foods Market Inc saw an already bad year get worse after the grocer's shares soared on news that Amazon.com Inc would buy the company.

Jun 15 2017

Shorts hold fire against big tech names as U.S. sector slides

NEW YORK The current sell-off in U.S. technology shares has brought rare good news for short sellers, but they are not in any rush to boost their bearish bets against the shares of the biggest tech companies, data from financial analytics firm S3 Partners showed.

Jun 09 2017

Dollar gains as sterling falls on election shock

NEW YORK The dollar rose against a basket of currencies on Friday, helped by a sharp drop in the British pound after Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative Party lost its parliamentary majority in national elections. | Video

Jun 08 2017

Dollar steady after Comey testimony; euro falls as ECB holds rates

NEW YORK The greenback clung to slim gains against a basket of currencies on Thursday as investors took stock of former FBI Director James Comey's testimony to the U.S. Senate, while the euro weakened after the European Central Bank kept interest rates on hold.

Jun 07 2017

Euro shaky ahead of Thursday's ECB announcement, dollar steadies

NEW YORK The euro weakened against the greenback on Wednesday in choppy trading ahead of Thursday's European Central Bank policy announcement and the UK general election.

Jun 06 2017

Dollar weakens vs yen as investors turn cautious

NEW YORK The dollar weakened to a more than six-week low against the yen on Tuesday, dipping below a key technical level as Treasury debt yields slipped on increased caution ahead of a trio of potentially market moving events on Thursday.

Jun 05 2017

Dollar steady as focus shifts to ECB meeting, UK election

NEW YORK The dollar steadied against a basket of currencies on Monday, recovering from a near a seven-month low hit on Friday, as investors turned their focus to this week's impending European Central Bank meeting and a parliamentary election in the UK.

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