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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

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U.S. yield hits four-year high; stocks fall on tech sector

NEW YORK A U.S. bond sell-off continued for a second day on Friday, pushing the 10-year Treasury yield to its highest level in more than four years and steepening the yield curve after two weeks of flattening.

Apr 19 2018

Wall Street tumbles on tobacco and tech, commodities soften after wild ride

NEW YORK Tobacco and tech stocks dragged down Wall Street on Thursday, while oil prices softened and other commodities walked back huge gains after a wild ride. | Video

Apr 19 2018

Wall Street tumbles on chip stocks, commodities soften after wild ride

NEW YORK Wall Street stocks fell on a broad-based slump in technology stocks and a tumble in consumer staples on Thursday, while oil prices softened and other commodities went on a wild ride. | Video

Apr 18 2018

Corporate earnings boost most stocks, oil surges higher

NEW YORK U.S. stocks ended mixed on Wednesday while most other global shares rose, as investors were drawn to riskier assets because of upbeat earnings from companies in Europe and the United States.

Apr 17 2018

U.S., Europe shares climb as dollar recovers on data

NEW YORK U.S. and European shares climbed on Tuesday on quarterly earnings and a renewed appetite for risk, while the dollar rose off a two-week low and 2-year Treasury yields touched a decade high after economic data supported expectations of further rate hikes by the Federal Reserve.

Apr 16 2018

U.S. stocks rise as Syria fears ease; yield curve flattens

NEW YORK Wall Street closed higher on Monday as investors appeared less concerned about possible retaliation for U.S.-led missile strikes on Syria, and the yield curve reached its flattest level in over a decade. | Video

Apr 16 2018

Mayor of cash-strapped Hartford makes early exit from governor's race

NEW YORK, April 16 Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin said on Monday he was dropping his exploratory campaign for the governor's race in order to remain focused on helping the financially stressed city he leads.

Apr 11 2018

Federal tax changes to hit New York-area tri-state cities -Moody's

NEW YORK, April 11 Cities, towns and other local governments in the tri-state region of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut will undergo revenue squeezes because of new federal tax law changes, according to a Moody's Investors Service report to be published on Wednesday.

Apr 10 2018

New Jersey tax hikes would make up 78 percent of estimated revenue growth

NEW YORK New Jersey is projecting higher revenue growth for the next fiscal year, but most of it would come from tax hikes, according to testimony by Acting State Treasurer Elizabeth Muoio on Tuesday.

Apr 10 2018

After Parkland shooting, U.S. states shift education funds to school safety

NEW YORK Before the ink could dry on Florida Governor Rick Scott's signature last month, critics cried foul over the bill he signed into law to spend $400 million boosting security at schools across the state following February's Parkland mass shooting.

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