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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

Aug 09 2018

Fed's Evans sees one or two more rate hikes in 2018 as reasonable

CHICAGO The U.S. economy is performing "very well" with continued growth clearing the way for one or two more interest rate hikes in 2018, Chicago Federal Reserve Bank President Charles Evans said on Thursday in an interview in which he dismissed earlier worries about weak inflation.

Jul 18 2018

Fed walks careful line on trade, but downside risks emerging

WASHINGTON Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell's official line on U.S. trade policy is one of careful deference to the Trump administration, acknowledging it is outside the Fed's responsibility and that it might all turn out for the best.

Jul 17 2018

Fed's Powell: Years of strong jobs, low inflation still ahead

WASHINGTON Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said on Tuesday he sees the United States on track for years more of steady growth, but was challenged in a congressional hearing by senators worried the Trump administration's trade policies were already damaging businesses in their districts. | Video

Jul 17 2018

Fed's Powell: "Several years" of strong jobs, low inflation still ahead

WASHINGTON, July 17 U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell, discounting the risk that a trade war may throw a global recovery off track, said the economy is on the cusp of "several years" where the job market remains strong and inflation stays around the Fed's 2 percent target.

Jul 16 2018

Fed's 'good place' U.S. economy heads for congressional review

WASHINGTON Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell takes his upbeat view of the U.S. economy to Capitol Hill on Tuesday, with markets and many of Powell's colleagues expecting two more interest rate increases this year amid a continued economic expansion.

Jul 13 2018

Fed emphasizes 'solid' U.S economic growth, repeats gradual approach

WASHINGTON The Federal Reserve on Friday pointed to "solid" U.S. economic growth during the first half of the year in its semi-annual report to Congress, where it also reiterated that it expected to continue to raise interest rates gradually.

Jul 13 2018

Fed emphasizes "solid" U.S economic growth, repeats gradual approach

WASHINGTON, July 13 U.S. economic growth has been solid during the first half of the year and the Federal Reserve continues to expect to raise interest rates gradually, the central bank said on Friday in an upbeat semi-annual report to Congress.

Jul 12 2018

Fed's Powell: Trump stimulus to boost economy for 'at least' 3 years

WASHINGTON Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said he believes the U.S. economy remains in a "good place," with recent government tax and spending programs likely to boost gross domestic product for perhaps three years.

Jul 12 2018

Goodbye inverted yield curve? Fed looks for alternative signals to guide policy

WASHINGTON Federal Reserve officials are scouring new niches of the financial markets to find signals accurate enough to warn the central bank when it is time to stop hiking interest rates before they risk tipping the economy into a recession.

Jun 27 2018

Surprises lurk in Trump's China tariff list, from thermostats to vaping devices

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump's tariffs on Chinese imports mostly shield consumers by targeting supply-chain components - but lurking inside the tariff lists are some surprises, from Google Nest thermostats to vaping devices to equipment used by aspiring rock stars. | Video

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