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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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Nov 19 2017

With little movement, NAFTA talks said to run risk of stalemate

MEXICO CITY, Nov 19 Talks to update the North American Free Trade Agreement appeared to be in danger of grinding toward a stalemate amid complaints of U.S. negotiators' inflexibility, people familiar with the process said on Sunday.

Nov 18 2017

'No fireworks' at NAFTA talks, but few signs of progress

MEXICO CITY Negotiations in Mexico to update NAFTA have not made much progress on tough U.S. demands that could sink the 1994 trade pact, but the current round of talks are progressing with civility, some participants said on Saturday.

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

Key NAFTA talks open in Mexico amid complaint of U.S. inflexibility

MEXICO CITY A key round of talks to update the NAFTA trade pact formally opened on Friday, but within hours Canada was complaining about inflexibility by the United States, which is demanding big changes, a union leader said.

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 16 2017

Canada open to Mexico five-year NAFTA review proposal: sources

MEXICO CITY Canada is open to a Mexican proposal to review the North American Free Trade Agreement every five years instead of terminating the deal automatically if it is not renegotiated, as the United States has demanded, two government sources said on Thursday.

Nov 15 2017

Canada looks to U.S. Congress as one way to block U.S. NAFTA pullout

OTTAWA Canada will redouble its lobbying efforts in Congress to block any Trump administration move to pull the United States out of NAFTA, sources familiar with government strategy said, as talks to modernize the treaty run into trouble.

Nov 03 2017

Canada imposes sanctions on 30 Russians over death of lawyer

OTTAWA Canada imposed sanctions on Friday against 30 Russian officials whom it said were complicit in the 2009 prison death of Sergei Magnitsky, an anti-corruption lawyer who was jailed after alleging a massive tax fraud.

Nov 03 2017

WRAPUP 1-Canada job market shows unexpected strength, wage growth firms

OTTAWA, Nov 3 The Canadian economy added more jobs than expected in October as wages posted their biggest gain in 18 months, a sign that labor market slack could be tightening despite strong employment growth over the last year.

Nov 02 2017

NAFTA success will be hard if U.S. keeps up tough stance -Canada

OTTAWA, Nov 2 Successfully modernizing the NAFTA trade pact will be "very difficult" if the United States sticks to hard line proposals that Canada and Mexico feel are unacceptable, a top Canadian negotiator said on Thursday.

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