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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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With a grim Brexit budget, British finance minister Hammond hushes critics for now

LONDON A grim Brexit budget that slashed growth forecasts but gave young voters a tax break on buying their first property may have placated critics of British finance minister Philip Hammond, at least for now.

Nov 21 2017

Bank of England rate-setters differ over chance of wage pick-up

LONDON Bank of England rate-setters spelled out their differences on Tuesday over the central bank's first interest rate hike in a decade, as they focused on how to determine when low unemployment was about to push up inflation.

Nov 10 2017

Industry shines in otherwise hazy vista for UK economy

LONDON British industry had its strongest month so far this year in September, but more signs of strain on consumers and a plunge in construction were reminders that the economy looks set for a difficult 2018 as Brexit approaches. | Video

Nov 09 2017

UK to provide Saudi Aramco with $2 billion credit guarantees

LONDON Britain will provide $2 billion in credit guarantees to Saudi Aramco so it can buy British goods and services more easily, but denied it was part of efforts to persuade the energy giant to list its shares in London.

Nov 09 2017

UK house price growth peters out, London weakest since 2009 - RICS

LONDON House prices in Britain are no longer rising and in London they are falling at the fastest pace since 2009, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) said on Thursday, citing political worries and last week's interest rate hike.

Nov 07 2017

UK retailers suffer worst October since 2008: BRC

LONDON British shoppers cut back their spending last month at the fastest pace for any October since 2008, a reminder of the strain on household budgets even before the Bank of England raised interest rates, a survey showed on Tuesday.

Nov 05 2017

Most EU firms plan retreat from UK suppliers: CIPS

LONDON Most European businesses plan to cut back orders from British suppliers because of the slow progress of Brexit talks, a survey of company managers showed on Monday.

Nov 03 2017

UK economy peps up, bolstering BoE rate hike call: PMI

LONDON Britain's economy appears to be picking up speed, according to a survey on Friday that will reassure the Bank of England a day after it raised interest rates for the first time a decade.

Nov 01 2017

Gradual? Try 'glacial' for Bank of England rate hikes

It is poised to raise interest rates for the first time in a decade on Thursday, with the hike expected to be from 0.25 to 0.5 percent. But many investors in British assets and economists are skeptical this will mark the start of a cycle of "limited and gradual" rises, as the BoE has been signaling since 2014.

Oct 27 2017

S&P, Fitch leave UK credit rating on hold but warn on Brexit

LONDON Standard and Poor's and Fitch held their credit ratings for Britain unchanged on Friday, but both remained gloomy about the outlook due to the likelihood of the country reaching a bad deal in its divorce talks with the European Union.

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