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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 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.

Jan 04 2018

GRAPHIC-Dow hits another record, tops 25,000

NEW YORK, Jan 4 The Dow Jones Industrial Average broke above the 25,000 level for the first time on Thursday, taking less than a year to add a 5,000-point milestone which is the fastest since the index was created in May 1896.

Dec 28 2017

Rushing to pay taxes? New law spurs confused pre-payment push

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y./FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. Americans scrambling to prepay 2018 state and local taxes before year end may not get the federal deductions they hoped for, but that did not slow the rush on Thursday in some of the nation's highest-taxed municipalities. | Video

Dec 25 2017

U.S. judge who oversaw Argentina debt saga dead at 87

NEW YORK A senior federal judge in New York who oversaw the historic sovereign debt default cases brought against Argentina by creditors, Thomas Griesa, died on Christmas Eve at the age of 87, Special Master Daniel Pollack said.

Nov 15 2017

Avenue's Lasry sees no Puerto Rico debt payments for 2-3 years

NEW YORK Marc Lasry, billionaire owner of Avenue Capital Management, said on Wednesday he does not expect Puerto Rico, struggling with the devastation caused by two hurricanes and bankruptcy, to make debt payments for at least the next two to three years.


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