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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

Aug 03 2018

For emerging market investors, U.S. sanctions on Russia will not pack same punch

LONDON/NEW YORK A threat to impose sanctions on Russian sovereign debt transactions is one of the biggest financial weapons that the U.S. can deploy against the Kremlin, but Moscow's slide down the investment league table in recent years means the move will not pack the punch it once would have.

Jul 13 2018

PREPA board names new leaders, date set for appointing new CEO

NEW YORK Bankrupt Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) late on Friday named a new chairman and vice chairman of the board of governors a day after the majority of the board cited a lack of support by the island's governor and resigned in protest.

Jul 10 2018

Global debt load at a record $247 trillion in first quarter - IIF

NEW YORK The amount of debt held by both mature and emerging markets tracked by the Institute of International Finance rose to a record $247 trillion in the first quarter of 2018, up 11.1 percent from the same period a year ago.

Jul 10 2018

Global debt load at a record $247 trillion in Q1 -IIF

NEW YORK, July 10 The amount of debt held by both mature and emerging markets tracked by the Institute of International Finance rose to a record $247 trillion in the first quarter of 2018, up 11.1 percent from the same period a year ago.

Jun 06 2018

Sales tax-backed Puerto Rican debt up after new deal over tax revenues

NEW YORK/SAN JUAN Puerto Rico's sales tax-backed COFINA debt rallied on Wednesday after court filings revealed a new agreement to settle a long-running dispute with general obligation debt creditors over which group has a valid claim on the tax revenues.

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.

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