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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

Jul 24 2018

Canada's new export minister to push beyond U.S. market

OTTAWA Canada has created a new Cabinet position to help exporters look beyond the United States and there will be resources for small businesses that want to take advantage of new trade deals, the new minister for export promotion said on Tuesday.

Jul 20 2018

Canadians feel little pain of rate hikes - so far

OTTAWA, July 20 Canadian consumers are feeling little pain from four rate hikes by the Bank of Canada, despite all warnings to the contrary, with most escaping higher monthly mortgage costs, others priced out of home buying altogether, and many enjoying income gains.

Jul 12 2018

Halfway home, Bank of Canada sees the economy getting a refuel

TORONTO/OTTAWA, July 12 Having cut interest rates in 2015 to counter the oil slump, the Bank of Canada is now looking for a handoff from housing to energy as a source of growth, hoping higher prices can cushion the impact global trade tension has on exports and investment.

Jul 12 2018

WRAPUP 1-Canada housing prices show signs of stabilizing, reports show

OTTAWA, July 12 Canadian home prices rose in June from May, pushing prices just barely above their 2017 peak, while new home prices were flat again in May, according to separate reports on Thursday that signaled a housing market swoon may be stabilizing.

Jul 11 2018

Bank of Canada hikes rates, shrugging of trade tensions

OTTAWA The Bank of Canada raised interest rates on Wednesday as expected and signaled more rate hikes to come, saying that while mounting trade tensions with the United States were a concern, their impact on growth and inflation looked modest so far.

Jul 10 2018

Trade row won't stop Bank of Canada rate hike, at least not yet

OTTAWA/TORONTO, July 10 A trade row between Canada and the United States won't be enough to stop the Bank of Canada from raising rates this week, but bigger storm clouds over trade could mean it is the last hike for a while, analysts and financial markets believe.

Jul 10 2018

WRAPUP-Canada housing starts, building permits surge

OTTAWA, July 10 Canadian housing starts surged in June as groundbreaking on multiple unit urban homes hit a record high, and building permits for May also jumped, reflecting renewed strength in housing after a weak spring, separate reports showed on Tuesday.

Jun 25 2018

Bank of Canada caught between rate hike and trade war

OTTAWA Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz is under pressure to justify another rate hike or risk credibility by changing course, with a clear-cut case for higher rates endangered by a raging trade war with the United States.

Jun 15 2018

At odds with Trump over trade, Canadians say they will avoid U.S. goods: poll

OTTAWA Seventy percent of Canadians say they will start looking for ways to avoid buying U.S.-made goods in a threat to ratchet up a trade dispute between Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Donald Trump, an Ipsos Poll showed on Friday.

Jun 15 2018

At odds with Trump over trade, Canadians say they will avoid U.S. goods - Ipsos Poll

OTTAWA Seventy percent of Canadians say they will start looking for ways to avoid buying U.S.-made goods in a threat to ratchet up a trade dispute between Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Donald Trump, an Ipsos Poll showed on Friday.

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