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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.

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Feb 23 2018

With rates low, Fed officials fret over next U.S. recession

NEW YORK/LOS ANGELES Federal Reserve policymakers are fretting that they could face the next U.S. recession with an arsenal of policies little different from that used in the last downturn but robbed of much of their punch because interest rates are still low.

Feb 23 2018

Fed's Williams sees three to four rate hikes in 2018

LOS ANGELES The Federal Reserve should raise U.S. interest rates three or four times this year, John Williams, president of the San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank, said on Friday, adding that the next rate hike should take place in "the near future."

Feb 23 2018

Fed's Williams sticks to gradual rate-hike view

LOS ANGELES San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank President John Williams on Friday stood by the U.S. central bank's guidance for gradual rate hikes ahead, saying that the economic outlook has not fundamentally changed from when that guidance was issued.

Feb 23 2018

Fed's Williams sticks to gradual rate-hike view

LOS ANGELES San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank President John Williams on Friday stood by the U.S. central bank's guidance for gradual rate hikes ahead, saying that the economic outlook has not fundamentally changed from when that guidance was issued.

Feb 23 2018

Fed's Williams sticks to gradual rate-hike view

LOS ANGELES, Feb 23 San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank President John Williams on Friday stood by the U.S. central bank's guidance for gradual rate hikes ahead, saying that the economic outlook has not fundamentally changed from when that guidance was issued.

Feb 22 2018

Fed's Kaplan says three rate hikes in 2018 'reasonable'

VANCOUVER Dallas Federal Reserve Bank President Robert Kaplan said on Thursday that three U.S. interest-rate increases in 2018 is a "reasonable" base case, pushing back against the notion, floated by some on Wall Street, that more rate hikes may be needed to manage a potential rise in inflation.

Feb 22 2018

Fed's Kaplan says stronger data could impact rate-hike view

VANCOUVER Dallas Federal Reserve Bank President Robert Kaplan said on Thursday that three U.S. interest-rate increases in 2018 is "appropriate" but that stronger-than-expected economic data could change that.

Feb 22 2018

Fed's Kaplan says three rate hikes in 2018 'reasonable'

VANCOUVER, Feb 22 Dallas Federal Reserve Bank President Robert Kaplan said on Thursday that three U.S. interest-rate increases in 2018 is a "reasonable" base case, pushing back against the notion, floated by some on Wall Street, that more rate hikes may be needed.

Feb 21 2018

Fed's Kashkari unsure if tax cuts will lift investment

The "best hope" for the impact of the Trump administration's $1.5 trillion tax overhaul on the U.S. economy is that it boosts investment and thus productivity, Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank President Neel Kashkari said on Wednesday.

Feb 05 2018

A decade after recession, a jump in U.S. states with wage gains

OAKLAND, Calif./CANTON, N.Y./WASHINGTON The kind of pay raises for which American workers have waited years are now here for a broadening swath of the country, according to a Reuters analysis of state-by-state data that suggests falling unemployment has finally begun boosting wages. | Video

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