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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

Jan 11 2018

U.S. Commerce Dept sends Trump steel probe findings, keeps details under wraps

WASHINGTON The U.S. Commerce Department on Thursday said it sent President Donald Trump the results of its probe into whether steel imports threaten U.S. national security, but declined to reveal any details of its recommendations.

Dec 07 2017

U.S. finds Canada lumber harms U.S. producers, duties to remain

WASHINGTON/OTTAWA The U.S. International Trade Commission said on Thursday it made a final finding that exports of softwood lumber from Canada injure U.S. producers, virtually ensuring that hefty duties on imports of the building material will remain in place for five years.

Dec 06 2017

U.S. to deny visas to Cambodian officials over opposition crackdown

WASHINGTON/PHNOM PENH The United States said on Wednesday it would restrict entry to people involved in the Cambodian government's actions to undermine democracy, including the dissolution of the main opposition party and imprisonment of its leader.

Dec 05 2017

U.S. Justice Department considers possible 'bump stocks' ban

WASHINGTON The U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday that it is considering a possible ban on certain bump stocks, the attachments that make semiautomatic rifles fire faster and were used in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history in Las Vegas in October.

Nov 09 2017

U.S. sets final anti-subsidy duties on Argentine, Indonesian biodiesel

WASHINGTON/CHICAGO The U.S. Commerce Department on Thursday said it set final anti-subsidy duties on biodiesel imports from Argentina and Indonesia, pushing soyoil futures to a two-month high even though the decision was expected.

Oct 24 2017

U.S. sets antidumping duties on Argentine, Indonesian biodiesel

WASHINGTON The U.S. Commerce Department set preliminary antidumping duties on imports of biodiesel from Argentina and Indonesia, after an initial finding that the products used as motor fuel were being sold at prices below market value in the United States.

Sep 28 2017

EPA workforce shrinking to Reagan-era levels -agency official

WASHINGTON The workforce at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is on course to fall to its lowest level since Ronald Reagan was president, an agency official said on Tuesday.

Sep 27 2017

Norway auto shipper Höegh to pay $21 mln fine in U.S. price-fixing case

WASHINGTON The U.S. Justice Department said on Wednesday a Norwegian company involved in the vehicle shipping business has agreed to plead guilty and pay a $21 million criminal fine for its involvement in a price-fixing scheme.

Sep 21 2017

CFTC files civil charges over alleged Bitcoin Ponzi scheme

WASHINGTON The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission has filed civil fraud charges against a New York man and his company over an alleged Bitcoin investment scheme, the agency said in a statement on Thursday.

Aug 02 2017

Trump weighs Energy Secretary Perry to run Homeland Security - report

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump may tap U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry to replace former Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, who took over as White House chief of staff this week, Bloomberg News reported on Wednesday.

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