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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

Nov 18 2017

"No fireworks" at NAFTA talks, but few signs of progress -source

MEXICO CITY, Nov 18 Negotiators at high stakes talks to update NAFTA have so far kept their tempers but are not making much progress on tough U.S. demands that could sink the 1994 trade pact, a well-placed source said on Saturday.

Nov 17 2017

Canada, Mexico show more flexibility as key NAFTA round opens

MEXICO CITY, Nov 17 A key round of talks to update the NAFTA trade pact formally opened on Friday with Canada and Mexico showing more flexibility about addressing hardline U.S. demands that they had previously dismissed as unworkable.

Nov 14 2017

Mexico to respond to tough U.S. proposals at fifth NAFTA round

MEXICO CITY Mexico will respond to U.S. demands for changes in content rules for autos and an automatic expiration clause in the NAFTA trade deal when negotiations on reworking the accord begin again this week, a top government official said on Tuesday.

Nov 09 2017

Mexican central bank succession clouded by presidential race

MEXICO CITY Nearly a year after Agustin Carstens said he was stepping down as governor of Mexico's central bank, electoral politics is complicating his succession at a time when the economy is already under threat from Donald Trump's trade policy.

Oct 17 2017

NAFTA negotiators trade barbs, indicate wide differences

WASHINGTON The top U.S. and Canadian and trade officials on Tuesday accused each other of sabotaging efforts to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement, even as they and Mexico agreed to extend talks into the first quarter of 2018. | Video

Oct 16 2017

Tough U.S. NAFTA demands send ball back into lobbyists' court

ARLINGTON, Va. Lobbying efforts on the North American Free Trade Agreement faced a major test this week after the Trump administration ignored advice from U.S. business groups and pitched proposals to radically reshape NAFTA, leaving its future in doubt.

Oct 16 2017

Tough U.S. NAFTA demands send ball back into lobbyists' court

ARLINGTON, Va., Oct 16 Lobbying efforts on the North American Free Trade Agreement hit a crucial stage this week after the Trump administration ignored the U.S. business community's advice and pitched proposals to radically reshape NAFTA, leaving its future in doubt.

Oct 15 2017

Time running out for NAFTA talks, set to be extended: sources

ARLINGTON, Va. Negotiators at talks to modernize NAFTA are running out of time and look set to extend the remaining rounds in a bid to meet an end-year deadline as tensions rise, three sources familiar with the matter said on Sunday.

Oct 14 2017

Grim reality of NAFTA talks sets in after tough U.S. demands

ARLINGTON, Va. Negotiators from Canada and Mexico grappled with U.S. demands to drastically alter the North American Free Trade Agreement on Saturday, as talks over renewal of the pact vilified by President Donald Trump ran through a fourth straight day.

Oct 13 2017

U.S. stance on auto industry sows more doubt about NAFTA overhaul

ARLINGTON, Va. The Trump administration on Friday demanded that U.S.-made content account for half the value of the cars and trucks sold under the North American Free Trade Agreement, raising further doubts about any potential deal to renew the pact.

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