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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

Feb 17 2018

U.S. Commerce Department proposes hefty import curbs on steel, aluminum

WASHINGTON The U.S. Commerce Department has recommended that President Donald Trump impose steep curbs on steel and aluminum imports from China and other countries ranging from global and country-specific tariffs to broad import quotas, according to proposals released on Friday.

Feb 14 2018

Trump weighs tariffs, quotas on U.S. steel, aluminum imports

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he was considering a range of options to address steel and aluminum imports that he said were unfairly hurting U.S. producers, including tariffs and quotas. | Video

Feb 08 2018

U.S. aluminum foil makers say Chinese imports 'devastated' industry

WASHINGTON U.S. aluminum foil producers on Thursday described a systematic effort by Chinese competitors to force them out of the business, arguing before a U.S. trade panel that they need anti-dumping duties to survive and invest.

Feb 08 2018

U.S. aluminum foil makers say Chinese imports 'devastated' industry

WASHINGTON, Feb 8 U.S. aluminum foil producers on Thursday described a systematic effort by Chinese competitors to force them out of the business, arguing before a U.S. trade panel that they need anti-dumping duties to survive and invest.

Feb 07 2018

U.S. senators express optimism about NAFTA after Trump meeting

WASHINGTON Republican U.S. senators left a trade-focused meeting with President Donald Trump on Wednesday expressing optimism that Trump is less likely to scuttle the NAFTA trade pact than previously feared, and would press ahead with talks to modernize it.

Feb 06 2018

U.S. trade deficit rises to nine-year high on robust imports

WASHINGTON The U.S. trade deficit widened more than expected in December to its highest level since 2008, as robust domestic demand pushed imports to a record high, adding to the stiff headwinds faced by the Trump administration's "America First" trade policies.

Feb 02 2018

U.S. Treasury accuses China of aiding Maduro in murky deals

WASHINGTON The U.S. Treasury's top economic diplomat, David Malpass, on Friday accused China of enabling poor governance in Venezuela by propping up the socialist government of President Nicolas Maduro through murky oil-for-loan investments.

Feb 01 2018

Exclusive: U.S. steel executives urge Trump to curb steel imports

WASHINGTON The chief executives of top American steel companies and related groups urged President Donald Trump on Thursday to urgently impose trade measures to curb excess steel capacity and surging imports they say are undermining the U.S. industry.

Jan 29 2018

U.S. rejects proposals to unblock NAFTA, will seek 'breakthroughs'

MONTREAL U.S. President Donald Trump's trade chief rejected Canadian proposals for unblocking NAFTA modernization talks on Monday but pledged to seek "breakthroughs" by late February, easing concerns that Washington would soon withdraw from the trilateral pact.

Jan 29 2018

Hung out to dry twice, Tennessee city stumped by Trump's washer tariffs

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. When President Donald Trump imposed steep tariffs on imported washing machines last week it was a "Not Again" moment for officials in this north Tennessee city that has lost jobs to an international trade dispute before. | Video

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