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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

Sep 12 2018

New Jersey sports bets rise in August with online wagers

NEW YORK New Jersey's sportsbooks made $9.2 million of gross revenue in August, bringing the total so far this year to $16.5 million since the state began allowing legal sports wagers in June, state gambling officials said on Wednesday.

Aug 22 2018

U.S. casino industry revenue hits record $40.28 bln in 2017

NEW YORK, Aug 22 U.S. commercial gaming revenue topped $40 billion for the first time ever in 2017 at $40.28 billion, with states receiving a record $9.23 billion from gaming taxes alone, according to a report released on Wednesday.

Aug 02 2018

Boyd Gaming and Paddy Power's FanDuel partner on U.S. mobile sports bets

NEW YORK Casino operator Boyd Gaming Corp and fantasy sports company FanDuel Group on Thursday said they were joining in a strategic partnership to run online and mobile sports betting operations in the United States.

Aug 01 2018

DraftKings launches mobile sports betting in New Jersey

NEW YORK Fantasy sports provider DraftKings Inc on Wednesday became the first company to roll out mobile sports betting in New Jersey, an important milestone as legal sports wagers slowly spread through the United States.

Aug 01 2018

NBA strikes sports betting deal with MGM as official partner

NEW YORK The National Basketball Association on Tuesday announced its first-ever official sports betting partner, MGM Resorts International , with the league agreeing to sell its official game data to the casino operator for undisclosed terms.

Jul 13 2018

U.S. stocks rise on industrials; dollar flattens

NEW YORK The benchmark S&P 500 index hit a more than five-month high on Friday on gains in industrial stocks and energy companies, while the safe-haven U.S. dollar flattened after touching a two-week high.

Jul 13 2018

U.S. stocks edge higher on industrials; dollar flattens

NEW YORK The benchmark S&P 500 hit a more than five-month high on Friday on gains in industrials and energy companies, while the safe-haven U.S. dollar flattened after touching a two-week high.

Jul 12 2018

Tech stocks touch record highs, dollar steadies as trade fears ebb

NEW YORK U.S. stocks closed higher on Thursday as industrials rebounded and technology names soared, while commodities recovered and the dollar held steady after concerns over an escalating U.S. trade war with China took a breather.

Jul 11 2018

Stocks, oil prices slide on trade war worries

NEW YORK Concerns about an escalating U.S.-China trade war made markets topsy-turvy on Wednesday, with U.S. stocks breaking a four-session winning streak and Brent crude prices seeing their biggest one-day drop in two years. | Video

Jul 10 2018

U.S. stocks rise on earnings optimism; dollar gains

NEW YORK The S&P 500 stock index closed at a more than five-month high on Tuesday, boosted by expectations for strong earnings, while the U.S. dollar rose against the safe-haven Japanese yen as waning trade war fears drove a bid for riskier assets.

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