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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.

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White House piles pressure on China after Trump tariff threat

WASHINGTON/BEIJING China has underestimated U.S. President Donald Trump's resolve to impose more tariffs unless it changes its "predatory" trade practices, a White House trade adviser said on Tuesday, as Trump greatly expanded the amount of Chinese imports possibly facing new duties. | Video

Jun 16 2018

Trump sets tariffs on $50 billion in Chinese goods; Beijing strikes back

WASHINGTON/BEIJING U.S. President Donald Trump said he was pushing ahead with hefty tariffs on $50 billion of Chinese imports on Friday, and the smoldering trade war between the world's two largest economies showed signs of igniting as Beijing immediately vowed to respond in kind. | Video

Jun 15 2018

As trade war with China looms, U.S. readies second wave of duties

BEIJING/WASHINGTON The United States has nearly completed a second list of tariffs on $100 billion in Chinese goods, as President Donald Trump prepares to enact an initial round of duties that is expected to trigger an in-kind response from Beijing, several sources said.

Jun 14 2018

Trump ready to impose tariffs on about $50 billion in Chinese goods: official

WASHINGTON U.S. President Trump has made up his mind to impose "pretty significant" tariffs on Chinese goods, an administration official said on Thursday, as Beijing warned that it was ready to respond if Washington chose to ratchet up trade tensions. | Video

Jun 14 2018

Trump to meet with top trade advisers on activation of China tariffs: source

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump will meet with his top trade advisers on Thursday to decide whether to activate threatened tariffs on billions of dollars in Chinese goods, a senior Trump administration official said. | Video

Jun 05 2018

Trump to meet trade advisers over $70 billion China offer -sources

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump will meet with his trade advisers on Tuesday to discuss an offer by China to import an extra $70 billion of American goods over a year as Beijing tries to defuse a potential trade war between the world's two largest economies.

Jun 02 2018

G7 finance chiefs kick trade dispute to leaders' summit in Quebec

WHISTLER, British Columbia Finance leaders of the closest U.S. allies vented anger over the Trump administration's metal import tariffs on Saturday, ending a three-day meeting with a stern rebuke of Washington and setting up a heated fight at a G7 summit next week in Quebec. | Video

Jun 02 2018

U.S. trade mission seeks structural changes to China's economy: Mnuchin

BEIJING/WHISTLER, British Columbia The United States wants trade talks in Beijing this weekend to result in structural changes to China's economy, in addition to increased Chinese purchases of American goods, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Saturday.

May 29 2018

U.S. Treasury sees Italy better off in euro zone: official

WASHINGTON The U.S. Treasury believes it would be better for Italy and other euro-zone countries to work out their issues with no major changes to the bloc, a senior Treasury official said on Tuesday as Italian political and market turmoil emerged as a key topic for a G7 finance leaders meeting this week.

May 29 2018

Delays and 'poison pills': team Trump runs out of road in NAFTA talks

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump is running out of time to deliver a revamp of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) he promised for this year and people involved in the talks say the crunch is largely of his administration's own making.

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