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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

Jun 22 2018

M&A bond binge fans debt worries

NEW YORK (IFR) - When Campbell Soup came to the investment-grade bond market in March with a $5.3 billion deal to finance its acquisition of Snyder's-Lance, investor response was lukewarm.

May 08 2018

Tesla offers Fremont factory to boost liquidity -IFR News

NEW YORK, May 8 Tesla Inc has changed the terms of its borrowing agreement with banks to allow it to pledge its Fremont auto plant as collateral - a move seen by some analysts as an effort to boost liquidity, Thomson Reuters IFR reported.

May 04 2018

MarketAxess allows Pimco to trade by its own rules

NEW YORK (IFR) - MarketAxess has granted Pimco a special arrangement that allows the bond giant to limit the information it shares on the electronic trading platform and take advantage of any off-market prices, three sources with knowledge of the matter told IFR.

Apr 27 2018

CFTC steps into debate on voluntary defaults

MIAMI (IFR) - The top US regulator of the derivatives market has opened a new front in a battle over so-called intentional defaults that has dented confidence in the credit default swap market.

Apr 18 2018

Senate strikes down guidance on discriminatory auto lending

NEW YORK (IFR) - The US Senate on Wednesday invalidated Obama-era guidance aimed at preventing auto lenders from charging borrowers higher rates based on factors such as race or national origin.

Apr 12 2018

Bond investors lukewarm on call to delay data

By Eleanor Duncan, Joy Wiltermuth, Davide Scigliuzzo and Shankar Ramakrishnan

Mar 27 2018

Tesla bonds, stock plunge on probe and downgrade

NEW YORK (IFR) - Tesla saw its bonds and stocks fall sharply Tuesday on a double-dose of bad news: a downgrade from Moody's and word of an investigation into the fatal crash of one of its vehicles.

Mar 09 2018

Uber hails loan investors directly

NEW YORK (IFR) - Uber is bringing its disruptive force to the leveraged loan market, approaching institutional investors directly on a new debt sale.

Dec 13 2017

PDVSA bonds initially valued at 19.25 cents at CDS auction

NEW YORK, Dec 13 (IFR) - Bonds of Venezuela's PDVSA were valued at 19.25 cents on the dollar in the first stage of an auction Wednesday to determine the payout on credit default swaps tied to the state-owned oil company.

Dec 07 2017

Exclusive: U.S. regulators offer Congress olive branch on loans

NEW YORK (LPC/IFR) - U.S. regulators said they are open to revising restrictions on leveraged lending, offering an olive branch to a GOP-controlled Congress keen to roll back banking regulations.

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