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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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PayPal expands retail payments with $2.2 billion Zettle buy

NEW YORK/STOCKHOLM PayPal Holdings Inc has agreed to buy Swedish financial technology startup iZettle for $2.2 billion in the U.S. online payments provider's biggest ever acquisition.

May 16 2018

Square's bitcoin move has caused internal disagreement: CEO Dorsey

NEW YORK Square Inc's decision to allow users of its mobile app to buy and sell bitcoin this year was a "pretty contentious move within the company" and remains a source of internal tension, the payment processor's CEO Jack Dorsey said on Wednesday.

May 16 2018

Circle raises $110 million, plans to create dollar-pegged cryptocurrency

NEW YORK Goldman Sachs-backed cryptocurrency startup Circle has raised $110 million in an investment round led by Chinese virtual coin mining giant Bitmain Technologies, Circle said on Tuesday.

May 15 2018

Lamborghinis, long lines welcome crypto fans at 'Blockchain Week'

NEW YORK A Lamborghini costs about 23 bitcoins, which might not seem like much, unless you owned the cryptocurrency in December, in which case you could have bought one of the $200,000 luxury cars for just 10 of them.

May 15 2018

Coinbase plans revamp to lure institutional and high-speed traders

NEW YORK Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase is planning a revamp of its trading technology and creating a new suite of services to attract more institutional investors, including hedge funds and high-frequency trading firms, it said on Tuesday.

May 09 2018

Lack of Wall St back-office deters mainstream crypto investments

NEW YORK Mundane back-office concerns are giving pause to potential investors in digital currency hedge funds who have otherwise warmed up to the volatile asset class.

May 08 2018

LendingClub reports first quarter earnings above expectations

U.S. online lender LendingClub Corp beat analyst expectations for earnings in the first quarter on Tuesday, as it originated more loans through its platform and transaction fees rose.

May 08 2018

Online lender OnDeck profit beats estimates amid lower costs

OnDeck Capital Inc reported a better-than-expected quarterly adjusted profit on Tuesday, as the small business lender set aside less money for bad loans and costs fell.

May 02 2018

Cyberwarfare, populism top 'black swan' events at Milken conference

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. Cyberwarfare and populism are some of the top risks that could threaten global stability and financial markets in the years ahead, investors and policymakers warned at the annual Milken Institute Global Conference this week, as they characterized them as black swan events.


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