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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

May 04 2018

U.S. House committee chair supports Puerto Rico statehood

U.S. House of Representatives Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop said on Friday he supports the government of Puerto Rico's efforts to introduce bipartisan legislation in Congress to grant full statehood to the U.S. commonwealth territory.

Apr 27 2018

Israel says 'denuclearized' Korean peninsula helpful versus Iran

NEW YORK Friday's historic pledge by the leaders of the two Koreas to work to denuclearize the Korean peninsula should give U.S. President Donald Trump a stronger hand to renegotiate the treaty curtailing Iran's nuclear program, Israel's intelligence minister said.

Apr 24 2018

INTERVIEW-Ghana looking to sell debt in the 7 pct coupon range -minister

NEW YORK, April 24 Ghana is seeking to issue up to $2.5 billion worth of Eurobonds in the coming weeks with a coupon in the 7 percent range, a rate well below previous sales, the West African nation's finance minister told Reuters in an interview on Tuesday.

Mar 26 2018

Battered by Great Recession, underfunded public pensions to persist

CHICAGO Ten years on from the financial crisis, many U.S. state and local public pension systems are still the worse for wear.

Mar 14 2018

Puerto Rico reforms could boost GNP by 1.5 percent: Jaresko

NEW YORK Structural reforms could boost Puerto Rico's economy by as much as 1.5 percent, but federal tax law changes on top of deadly hurricanes pose additional challenges, the executive director of the island's financial oversight board said.

Mar 12 2018

U.S. House panel probes corruption allegations at Puerto Rico utility

NEW YORK The U.S. House Natural Resources Committee on Monday issued a letter seeking answers to allegations of corruption at Puerto Rico's beleaguered electric utility, including reports that some officials accepted bribes to restore power to exotic dance clubs ahead of schedule.

Feb 14 2018

Creditors cry foul on Puerto Rico's latest fiscal plan

NEW YORK A large group of Puerto Rico's creditors united on Wednesday in condemning the U.S. commonwealth's revised fiscal plan, calling it a step backwards in rebuilding from years of mismanagement and the devastation caused by Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

Feb 09 2018

Colombia wants to build Venezuela financial rescue plan

NEW YORK Colombia has contacted international lending agencies about devising a financial rescue plan worth up to $60 billion for neighboring Venezuela if President Nicholas Maduro leaves power, Colombia's finance minister said in an interview on Friday.

Jan 22 2018

Puerto Rico to sell off crippled power utility PREPA

NEW YORK Puerto Rico's governor said on Monday he intends to sell off the U.S. territory's troubled power utility to the private sector, saying the process could take roughly 18 months to complete.

Jan 22 2018

Puerto Rico to sell off crippled power utility PREPA

NEW YORK, Jan 22 Puerto Rico said on Monday it would sell off its troubled power utility to the private sector, saying in a statement that the process to unload the indebted company could take roughly 18 months to complete.

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