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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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Trucker strike lifts Brazil inflation to two-year high in mid-June

BRASILIA Brazil's inflation rate soared back to the central bank's official target range in mid-June after a nationwide protest by truckers drove product shortages across the board, lifting consumer prices by the most in more than two years.

Jun 19 2018

Strike seen lifting Brazil monthly inflation to two-year high

BRASILIA Product shortages driven by an 11-day truckers' strike in late May likely lifted Brazilian consumer prices in the month to mid-June by the most in more than two years, driving the annual inflation rate comfortably back to the official target range.

Jun 13 2018

UPDATE 1-Brazil April retail sales beat forecasts for 2nd month

BRASILIA, June 13 Retail sales in Brazil rose more than expected for a second straight month in April, allaying concerns over a slowdown early in the second quarter.

Jun 07 2018

Uncertainty surges around Brazil, Mexico FX rates after selloff

BRASILIA The Brazilian and Mexican currencies are set to strengthen, but forecasts from market strategists polled by Reuters span an extremely wide range, suggesting that expectations for an imminent rebound from a recent selloff may be premature.

Jun 04 2018

Brazil May inflation muted, set to pick up on trucker protest

BRASILIA Brazilian inflation likely held below the official target range in May, a Reuters poll of economists showed, before shifting up a gear in June due to the effects of a nationwide truckers' strike.

Jun 01 2018

Truckers' strike curbs Brazil trade surplus in May

BRASILIA Brazil's trade surplus shrank more than expected in May, weighed down by nationwide truckers strikes that blocked key highways in Latin America's largest economy.

May 21 2018

Brazil inflation rate up in mid-May, holds below target range

BRASILIA Brazil's inflation rate likely accelerated slightly in mid-May but held below the official target range as a slow economic recovery continued to hamper the central bank's efforts to reignite price hikes, a Reuters poll of economists showed.

May 11 2018

UPDATE 1-Brazil retail sales up in March, cap weak first quarter

BRASILIA, May 11 Retail sales in Brazil rose in line with expectations in March, capping a weak first quarter with more evidence that the economic recovery hit a bump at the start of the year.

May 09 2018

Brazil antitrust regulator approves Vale-Yara fertilizer deal

BRASILIA Brazil's antitrust regulator on Wednesday approved the sale of a Vale SA fertilizer unit to Yara International ASA in a deal that will allow the Norwegian group to produce nitrogen-based fertilizers in Brazil.

May 02 2018

Brazil's Meirelles says government unpopularity would not handicap bid

BRASILIA Potential Brazilian presidential candidate Henrique Meirelles is certain his success in steering the economy through stormy waters will shield him from voters' disapproval of the current administration he served as finance minister.

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