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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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Fed's Bostic: Economy in 'pretty good place' to let rate rises continue

SAVANNAH, Ga. The U.S. economy "appears to be in a pretty good place" that should let the Fed continue its steady program of raising interest rates, Atlanta Federal Reserve bank president Raphael Bostic said on Monday, though he feels only one more such increase is needed this year.

Jun 15 2018

Central bank withdrawal means tighter times ahead for borrowers

WASHINGTON With the world's two largest central banks now pulling back the economic props used to battle multiple crises, a so-far sturdy global recovery faces a new challenge as rising interest rates begin to take hold. | Video

Jun 14 2018

Fed drückt bei Zinsen aufs Tempo -"Antwort auf Trumpenomics"

Washington/Berlin Angesichts des von Präsident Donald Trump befeuerten Wirtschaftbooms drückt die US-Notenbank bei ihren Zinserhöhungen aufs Tempo.

Jun 13 2018

Fed lifts rates amid stronger inflation, drops crisis-era guidance

WASHINGTON The Federal Reserve raised interest rates on Wednesday, a move that was widely expected but still marked a milestone in the U.S. central bank's shift from policies used to battle the 2007-2009 financial crisis and recession. | Video

Jun 12 2018

With rate hike in the bag, focus turns to Fed's policy language

WASHINGTON With the Federal Reserve virtually guaranteed to raise interest rates at its two-day meeting this week, investors are focused on how the U.S. central bank characterizes its monetary policy as borrowing costs return to more normal levels amid an ongoing economic expansion. | Video

Jun 07 2018

Fed clambers back to positive real rates, now debate is when to stop

WASHINGTON The Federal Reserve will likely raise its target interest rate to above the rate of inflation for the first time in a decade next week, igniting a new debate: when to stop.

May 31 2018

As Trump talks of trade losses, China is a win for U.S. East Coast ports

CHARLESTON, S.C. For America's fastest growing East Coast ports, trade with China equals billions of dollars of investment and thousands of well-paid jobs in the heart of Trump country and not, as the president portrays it, the death knell for America's middle class.

May 29 2018

Fed's Bullard: difficult for U.S. to raise rates far beyond other cenbanks

TOKYO The U.S. Federal Reserve will have difficulty raising interest rates significantly beyond the settings of its Japanese and European counterparts, which are still pursuing accommodative policy, St. Louis Fed President James Bullard said on Tuesday.

May 23 2018

Most Fed policymakers say rate hike likely needed 'soon,' minutes show

WASHINGTON Most Federal Reserve policymakers thought it likely another interest rate increase would be warranted "soon" if the U.S. economic outlook remains intact, minutes of the central bank's last policy meeting showed.

May 22 2018

U.S. households, businesses see good times ahead: Fed

WASHINGTON Households are feeling more stable, small businesses are making money and many expect to expand and hire in the coming year, signs of continued optimism in two key parts of the economy, the Federal Reserve reported Tuesday in a pair of annual surveys.


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