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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

Mar 14 2012

Ex-MF Global trader charged with manipulation

BOCA RATON, Fla The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission said on Wednesday it charged a former MF Global broker with attempted manipulation of palladium and platinum futures prices during a two-year period on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

Mar 14 2012

Ex-MF Global trader charged with manipulation

BOCA RATON, Fla The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission said on Wednesday it charged a former MF Global broker with attempted manipulation of palladium and platinum futures prices during a two-year period on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

Mar 05 2012

Lawmakers urge crackdown on oil speculators

WASHINGTON Democratic members of Congress have urged the futures regulator to crack down on excessive speculation in oil markets as retail gasoline prices rose toward $4 a gallon and pain at the pump gained prominence in the U.S. election campaign.

Mar 02 2012

Exclusive: CFTC poised to raise swap dealer threshold

WASHINGTON The U.S. futures regulator may agree to raise the threshold used to identify the biggest swaps market traders to $3 billion, an agency official told Reuters on Friday, providing more relief to commodity merchants and corporations that have fiercely fought the rule.

Feb 29 2012

Prop-firms may need to register as swap dealers: CFTC

WASHINGTON The top U.S. futures regulator said on Wednesday firms engaged in proprietary trading that make a market in over-the-counter swaps may have to register as swaps dealers, under the financial regulation framework being implemented in the wake of the financial crisis.

Feb 27 2012

Judge says to rule quickly on CFTC limit rules

WASHINGTON A U.S. judge said on Monday he planned to rule quickly on whether to temporarily block controversial new regulations that were adopted by the Obama administration as part of an effort to reduce speculation in the commodities markets.

Feb 26 2012

Glass is still half full for flush American farmers

WASHINGTON Brian Roach scrawled a simple outlook for corn prices in a spiral notebook, with a line diving from the upper left hand corner to the lower right.

Feb 26 2012

Glass is still half full for flush American farmers

WASHINGTON, Feb 26 Brian Roach scrawled a simple outlook for corn prices in a spiral notebook, with a line diving from the upper left hand corner to the lower right.

Feb 23 2012

CFTC plan sheds light on delays for block trades

WASHINGTON The U.S. futures regulator on Thursday approved a measure that provides more insight on when dealers can delay reporting large over the counter swap transactions with sensitive price and size information to the public.

Feb 18 2012

CFTC opposes request to block position limits rule

WASHINGTON The U.S. futures regulator said the financial industry had failed to prove that a federal court should temporarily block regulations that the agency approved last year, aimed at preventing excessive speculation in the commodity markets.

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