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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 23 2017

Sydney to erect barricades to prevent vehicle attacks: police

SYDNEY Sydney will install concrete barricades in a prominent pedestrian-only thoroughfare to mitigate against the risk of a vehicle attack by extremists, Australian police said on Friday, after recent incidents in Europe and the United States.

Jun 21 2017

Australia's central bank frets on financial stability as household debt mounts

SYDNEY Australia's central bank ramped up its rhetoric on financial stability risks amid runaway property prices and soaring household debt, a threat that prompted ratings agency Moody's to downgrade the country's biggest banks this week.

Jun 19 2017

Australia discovers the downside of wage restraint

SYDNEY Australian workers are earning an ever smaller share of the nation's economic rewards in a reversal that threatens to scupper 26 years of uninterrupted growth

Jun 08 2017

ANZ raises interest-only mortgage rates as housing market cools

SYDNEY, June 9 ANZ Banking Group said on Friday it will increase variable interest-only home loan rates by 30 basis points as regulators clamp down on risky lending in Australia's red-hot housing market.

Jun 07 2017

Australia economy ties record for longest expansion, looking tired

SYDNEY Australia's economy squeezed out just enough growth last quarter to match the Netherlands' record of 103 quarters without recession, but its stamina is in doubt as households struggle with paltry wage rises and punishing debt. | Video

Jun 07 2017

Australia economy ties record for longest expansion, looking tired

SYDNEY Australia's economy squeezed out just enough growth last quarter to match the Netherlands' record of 103 quarters without recession, but its stamina is in doubt as households struggle with paltry wage rises and punishing debt.

Jun 06 2017

Australia central bank sticks to upbeat tune as economy underperforms

SYDNEY Australia's central bank held interest rates for a 10th month on Tuesday, taking an optimistic tone on the economy even while acknowledging that growth likely slowed last quarter by more than it expected.

Jun 06 2017

Australia central bank sticks to upbeat tune as economy underperforms

SYDNEY Australia's central bank held interest rates for a 10th month on Tuesday, taking an optimistic tone on the economy even while acknowledging that growth likely slowed last quarter by more than it expected.

Jun 05 2017

Australians curb spending as household debt balloons

SYDNEY Australia's economy may have achieved a remarkable winning streak, avoiding a recession for 25 years, but there are now clear signs that the consumers who have driven much of the growth are running out of puff.

Jun 02 2017

Australia house prices go into reverse as regulatory curbs bite

SYDNEY Houses prices in Australia's capital cities slipped for the first time in 1-1/2 years in May as demand appeared to cool off in Sydney and Melbourne, a sign that tighter lending restrictions were beginning to bite.

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