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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

Apr 20 2018

A U.S. recession ahead? Fed policymakers say not to worry

CHICAGO/SAN FRANCISCO As the gap between short- and long-term borrowing costs hovers near its lowest in more than 10 years, speculation has risen over whether the so-called yield curve is signaling that a recession could be around the corner.

Apr 06 2018

Fed chair vague on trade risks; his next No. 2, anything but

SANTA ROSA, Calif./CHICAGO Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell and the incoming chief of the New York Fed on Friday stuck closely to a unified script on the economic outlook, in separate appearances sketching a picture of gradual interest-rate hikes ahead. | Video

Apr 06 2018

Fed needs to keep raising U.S. rates to prevent overheating: Williams

SANTA ROSA, Calif. The Federal Reserve needs to keep raising U.S. interest rates gradually to keep the economy, already growing faster than its trend rate, from getting too hot, an influential U.S. central banker said on Friday.

Apr 06 2018

Trade war could be extremely disruptive: Fed's Williams

SANTA ROSA, Calif. San Francisco Federal Reserve President John Williams, who will take the reins of the New York Fed in June, said that while trade actions taken so far have not impacted his assessment of economic growth, the prospect of a trade war does keep him up at night.

Apr 06 2018

Fed's Williams: Trade war could be extremely disruptive

SANTA ROSA, Calif., April 6 San Francisco Federal Reserve President John Williams, who will take the reins of the New York Fed in June, said that while trade actions taken so far have not impacted his assessment of economic growth, the prospect of a trade war does keep him up at night.

Apr 05 2018

Exclusive: Yellen gets post-Fed payday in private meetings with Wall St. elite

NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO Janet Yellen cashed in with her first paid visit to Wall Street since stepping down as Federal Reserve chair, discussing rate hikes and U.S. President Donald Trump at events on Monday that included a dinner for 40 at a CEO's Manhattan penthouse.

Apr 05 2018

EXCLUSIVE-Yellen gets post-Fed payday in private meetings with Wall St. elite

NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO, April 5 Janet Yellen visited Wall Street for a paid appearance two months after stepping down as Fed chair, discussing the economy and interest rates at an event hosted by investment bank Jefferies that included a sit-down dinner for forty.

Apr 03 2018

California wine and nut growers call China tariffs a blow

LOS ANGELES/SAN FRANCISCO California farmers, many of whom voted for President Donald Trump and his tough talk on trade, say China's increased tariffs on products like almonds, pistachios and wine are a competitive blow, but some are hopeful they will lead to a better deal down the road.

Apr 03 2018

California wine and nut growers call China tariffs a blow

LOS ANGELES/SAN FRANCISCO California farmers, many of whom voted for President Donald Trump and his tough talk on trade, say China's increased tariffs on products like almonds, pistachios and wine are a competitive blow, but some are hopeful they will lead to a better deal down the road.

Apr 03 2018

New NY Fed chief will need to adapt fast to Wall St. role

SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK As New York Federal Reserve chief, John Williams will bring intellectual heft to the central bank as a permanent voting member of the rate-setting committee, although he will need to prove himself both as regulator of and chief communicator with investment banks like Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan .

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