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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

Oct 16 2017

As the quartet breaks up, central banking leadership flux looms

WASHINGTON The leaders of the world's top central banks who risked trillions of dollars and their reputations to rescue the global economy are now set to walk off stage at a time when the lingering effects of the crisis, evolving technology and a combustible political landscape will challenge their successors.

Oct 16 2017

As the quartet breaks up, central banking leadership flux looms

WASHINGTON, Oct 16 The leaders of the world's top central banks who risked trillions of dollars and their reputations to rescue the global economy are now set to walk off stage at a time when the lingering effects of the crisis, evolving technology and a combustible political landscape will challenge their successors.

Oct 12 2017

Fed 'should defend' inflation target or risk losing credibility: Bullard

WASHINGTON The Fed needs to mount a clear defense of its 2 percent inflation target and stop raising rates until the pace of price increases strengthens, St. Louis Fed President James Bullard said on Thursday. | Video

Oct 12 2017

Fed's Bullard warns bank regulators are 'complacent' over fintech risks

WASHINGTON U.S. banking regulators must accelerate efforts to address the risks posed by fintech companies to the banking sector which could be "eviscerated" by these innovative new players, St. Louis Fed President James Bullard said on Thursday.

Oct 11 2017

Fed divide on inflation intensified at September policy meeting

WASHINGTON Federal Reserve policymakers had a prolonged debate about the prospects of a pickup in inflation and slowing the path of future interest rate rises if it did not, according to the minutes of the U.S. central bank's last policy meeting on Sept. 19-20 released on Wednesday.

Oct 11 2017

Fed split on inflation intensified at September policy meeting -minutes

WASHINGTON, Oct 11 Federal Reserve policymakers had a prolonged debate about the prospects of a pickup in inflation and the path of future interest rate rises if it did not, according to the minutes of the U.S. central bank's last policy meeting on Sept. 19-20 released on Wednesday.

Oct 05 2017

Fed officials take aim at tax cuts as Trump mulls new central bank chair

ST. LOUIS Federal Reserve officials have started to push back on the idea that the Trump administration's tax cut plan would boost the economy, cautioning it could instead trigger high inflation, unsustainable debt and an eventual return to sub-par growth.

Sep 27 2017

Reversing crisis-era trends, U.S. family income jumped in 2013-2016: Fed

Income and net worth among U.S. families increased broadly between 2013 and 2016, a reversal to years of stagnation that cut across education levels and race, and lifted lower-income families as well as top earners, the Federal Reserve said in its latest extensive review of the economic state of American households.

Sep 26 2017

Fed's Yellen says gradual hikes should continue, despite weak inflation

CLEVELAND The Federal Reserve needs to continue gradual rate hikes despite broad uncertainty about the path of inflation, Fed Chair Janet Yellen said on Tuesday in remarks that acknowledged the central bank's struggles to forecast one of its key policy objectives.

Sep 22 2017

Fed officials in muddle over permanent vs temporary inflation lull

OKLAHOMA CITY Federal Reserve officials with competing views about inflation laid out on Friday the quandary facing U.S. policymakers as they wrestle over whether a recent dip in the pace of price increases is trivial, or the result of global forces that could permanently throw off the Fed's policy calculus.

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