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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

Apr 20 2018

Trump's next $100 billion tariff dilemma: hit Wal-Mart or Apple Store?

WASHINGTON U.S. consumers may be about to directly feel the effects of the trade fight started by U.S. President Trump with China and other countries this year when a new list of Chinese imports to be taxed is announced in coming days.

Apr 20 2018

U.S. Treasury weighs emergency powers to curb Chinese investments: official

WASHINGTON The U.S. Treasury is considering ways to restrict sensitive Chinese investments in the United States by invoking an emergency powers law and bringing forward some security review reforms for corporate acquisitions, a senior Treasury official said on Thursday.

Apr 19 2018

Canada hails progress on crucial autos file at NAFTA talks

WASHINGTON Canadian, Mexican and U.S. ministers seeking to revamp the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) have made good progress on the key question of autos, Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said Thursday as pressure for a deal intensified.

Apr 19 2018

U.S.-China trade row threatens global confidence: IMF's Lagarde

WASHINGTON The biggest danger from the U.S.-China trade dispute is the threat to global confidence and investment, International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde said on Thursday.

Apr 17 2018

IMF warns rising trade tensions threaten to derail global growth

WASHINGTON The International Monetary Fund warned on Tuesday that rising U.S.-China trade restrictions threaten to damage a steady global growth picture, but there was still time for the world's two largest economies to step back from the brink.

Apr 14 2018

U.S. to back $13 billion World Bank capital increase: sources

(This version of the April 13th story corrects title of Scott Morris as senior fellow of Center for Global Development)

Apr 13 2018

U.S. refrains from labeling China, others as currency manipulators

WASHINGTON The Trump administration again refrained from naming any major trading partners as currency manipulators on Friday, but the U.S. Treasury's semi-annual currency report criticized China for the "non-market direction" of its economy and warned of global risks.

Apr 13 2018

U.S. lowers NAFTA key auto content demand: auto executives

MEXICO CITY/WASHINGTON U.S. trade negotiators have significantly softened their demands to increase regional automotive content under a reworked NAFTA trade pact in an effort to move more quickly towards a deal in the next few weeks, auto industry executives said on Friday.

Apr 13 2018

U.S. to export pork to Argentina under new rules after 26 years

WASHINGTON/CHICAGO U.S. pork exporters will soon be free to ship meat to Argentina for the first time in 26 years after the two countries thrashed out an agreement to overturn an Argentinian import ban.

Apr 06 2018

No breakthrough at NAFTA talks, U.S. timeline could be in doubt

WASHINGTON/OTTAWA The United States, Mexico and Canada still have to resolve major issues around NAFTA, Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said on Friday, casting doubt that the quick deal sought by Washington would materialize.

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