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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 16 2018

USTR Lighthizer eyes NAFTA 'breakthrough,' Mexico urges flexibility

WASHINGTON U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on Thursday expressed hope a breakthrough could be made in coming days on reworking the NAFTA trade deal, though his Mexican counterpart said flexibility was needed to reach agreement.

Aug 08 2018

Fed's Barkin says U.S. interest rates need to rise further

ROANOKE, Virginia The U.S. economy is strong enough to warrant further interest rate increases by the Federal Reserve, Richmond Fed President Thomas Barkin said on Wednesday.

Jul 27 2018

Factbox: Trump touts strong economy; facts are more nuanced

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday hailed a report on economic growth as a sign that the economy was mounting a remarkable turnaround under his stewardship. The facts are more nuanced.

Jul 19 2018

Trump criticizes Federal Reserve interest rate policy despite strong economy

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday criticized Federal Reserve policy even though most economists believe the highest inflation in seven years and lowest unemployment in 40 years justify recent interest rate rises and a strong U.S. dollar.

Jul 05 2018

Fed on lookout for recession but still sees strong economy: minutes

WASHINGTON U.S. central bankers discussed whether recession lurked around the corner and expressed concerns global trade tensions could hit an economy that by most measures looked strong, minutes of the Federal Reserve's last policy meeting on June 12-13 released on Thursday showed.

Jul 05 2018

Fed on lookout for recession but still sees strong economy: minutes

WASHINGTON, U.S. central bankers discussed whether recession lurked around the corner and expressed concerns global trade tensions could hit an economy that by most measures looked strong, minutes of the Federal Reserve's last policy meeting on June 12-13 released on Thursday showed.

Jun 30 2018

Protesters across U.S. call on Trump to reunite immigrant families

WASHINGTON Tens of thousands of protesters marched in cities across the United States on Saturday to demand the Trump administration reverse an immigration crackdown that has separated children from parents at the U.S-Mexico border and led to plans for military-run detention camps. | Video

Jun 30 2018

U.S. protesters urge Trump to reverse immigration crackdown

WASHINGTON Thousands gathered in front of the White House on Saturday to protest the Trump administration's immigration policies, which have separated children from parents at the U.S-Mexico border and sparked plans for military-run detention camps. | Video

Jun 29 2018

Republicans might need an even stronger U.S. economy to hold onto House

WASHINGTON Every two years, a small league of political scientists and economists fire up computer models they've developed to predict who will win the U.S. congressional elections in November. | Video

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

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