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Gertrude Chavez-Dreyfuss

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

Dec 12 2017

Bitcoin hits another record high in march towards $20,000

NEW YORK Virtual currency bitcoin hit another all-time peak on Tuesday, two days after the launch of the first ever bitcoin futures on a U.S. exchange and ahead of the start of another futures contract next week, as investors grew optimistic that the $20,000-mark is within reach.

Dec 12 2017

Bitcoin futures suggest breakneck rise in price to slow

By Saqib Iqbal Ahmed, Jemima Kelly and Gertrude Chavez-Dreyfuss | Video

Dec 09 2017

Bitcoin drops after dramatic gains ahead of futures launch

LONDON/NEW YORK Bitcoin lost almost a fifth of its value in 10 hours on Friday, having surged more than 40 percent in the preceding 48 hours, sparking fears the market may be heading for a price collapse. | Video

Dec 08 2017

Bitcoin blows past $16,000, alarm bells ring louder

LONDON/NEW YORK Bitcoin rocketed to a lifetime high well above $16,000 on Thursday after climbing some 67 percent over one week, intensifying the debate about whether the cryptocurrency is in a bubble about to burst.

Dec 08 2017

Dollar holds gains after U.S. jobs data, but off highs due to wages

NEW YORK The dollar rose against the euro and yen in choppy trading on Friday after a report showed the U.S. economy created more jobs than expected last month, but gains were capped by wages data that analysts said were disappointing.

Dec 08 2017

U.S. tax repatriation plan may not cure long-term dollar weakness

NEW YORK Investors looking for the U.S. Republican tax bill to prompt multinational companies to convert foreign profits into dollars and end the worst slide in the greenback in a decade may have to temper their hopes for a prolonged rebound.

Dec 07 2017

Dollar advances ahead of U.S. jobs report; bitcoin nears $16,000

NEW YORK The dollar rose to a two-week high against a basket of major currencies on Thursday, on stronger risk appetite across markets and optimism the United States will successfully push through a tax reform programme.

Dec 07 2017

Blockchain network IOTA teams up with Microsoft, others on data marketplace

NEW YORK (In this version of the Nov. 28 story IOTA corrects partners in the project to remove reference to Cisco in headline and first paragraph and Huawei in fifth paragraph, include Microsoft in headline and text. IOTA clarified that the error was due to the fact that it co-founded the Trusted IoT Alliance with Cisco.)

Dec 05 2017

Dollar advances for second day on U.S. tax reform optimism

NEW YORK The dollar rose for a second straight session on Tuesday, a day after posting its biggest daily rise in a week, as the currency continued to benefit from optimism surrounding U.S. tax reform.

Dec 04 2017

Dollar climbs to three-week peak vs. yen on U.S. tax reform prospects

NEW YORK The dollar rose on Monday, hitting a three-week high versus the yen after the U.S. Senate approved a major tax overhaul over the weekend that aims to cut taxes for businesses, while proposing a mixed package of changes for individual Americans. | Video


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