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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

Nov 16 2017

Fed's Williams calls for global rethink of monetary policy

SAN FRANCISCO Global central bankers should take this moment of "relative economic calm" to rethink their approach to monetary policy, San Francisco Fed President John Williams said Thursday, warning that to fight the next recession, as with the last, they would need to do more than just cut interest rates.

Nov 16 2017

Fed's Williams says December rate hike 'perfectly reasonable'

SAN FRANCISCO San Francisco Federal Reserve President John Williams reiterated his view on Thursday that the U.S. economy is growing strongly enough for the Fed to continue raising rates gradually over the next couple of years to around 2.5 percent.

Nov 16 2017

Fed's Williams says price-level targeting fits current framework

SAN FRANCISCO The U.S. central bank should not rule out negative interest rates or raising the inflation target as it considers new monetary policy frameworks, San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank President John Williams said Thursday.

Nov 14 2017

Fed may need 'extreme' policy to deal with future shocks: Evans

FRANKFURT Chicago Federal Reserve Bank President Charles Evans on Tuesday became the second Fed policymaker in recent days to call for a new approach to rate-setting that would allow the central bank to respond to shocks when interest-rate cuts alone are not enough.

Nov 13 2017

NAFTA struck El Paso hard, an exit by Trump could hurt more

EL PASO, Texas The jeans Estela Ortiz wears to work on casual Fridays are a last vestige of the job she held for 24 years at Levi Strauss, one of El Paso's top employers before the North American Free Trade Agreement clobbered the town's textile industry. | Video

Nov 06 2017

Fed's Williams lays out a case for switch in how Fed sets rates

SAN FRANCISCO San Francisco Fed President John Williams on Monday laid out a case for an approach to setting U.S. interest rates that, if adopted today, would translate to keeping rates lower for longer in order to give a firmer boost to inflation.

Oct 16 2017

Fed's Rosengren sees three to four rate hikes next year

BOSTON The Federal Reserve will probably need to raise interest rates in December and then three of four times "over the course of next year," assuming the U.S. unemployment rate continues to fall and inflation rises, Boston Fed President Eric Rosengren said.

Oct 13 2017

Fed's Rosengren supports rate hikes, assails rigid rules

BOSTON Forcing the Federal Reserve to hew to a specific rule for setting monetary policy, as proposed in legislation considered by the U.S. Congress, could lead to "large policy mistakes," a U.S. central banker argued on Friday.

Oct 10 2017

Fed's Kaplan says low 10-year yield an 'ominous' sign

PALO ALTO, Calif. Dallas Federal Reserve Bank President Robert Kaplan said on Tuesday he wants to see more signs of upward inflation before raising interest rates again, but that low long-term borrowing costs may limit how far and fast rates can be raised.

Oct 09 2017

Downplaying job losses, Fed officials eye December rate hike

((This Oct. 6 story has been refiled to correct spelling to 'chalking' in paragraph 1))

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