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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

Dec 12 2017

Trump's push to cut federal jobs has modest impact, mostly in defense

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump's campaign to shrink the "bloated federal bureaucracy" so far has made a small dent in the federal workforce, and that largely because of a decline in civilian defense jobs.

Dec 04 2017

Richmond Fed chooses Thomas Barkin as president

WASHINGTON The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond on Monday named Thomas Barkin, an executive at global consulting firm McKinsey & Co, as its next president, a position that will have a vote on U.S. interest rate policy next year.

Dec 01 2017

U.S. factory activity cools, with employment index edging lower

WASHINGTON A measure of U.S. factory activity fell more than expected in November as a gauge of employment cooled, but the index continued to point to strengthening manufacturing conditions.

Nov 28 2017

Fed chair nominee Powell defends push to review financial regulations

WASHINGTON Jerome Powell, President Donald Trump's choice to lead the U.S. Federal Reserve, defended plans to potentially lighten regulation of the financial sector during a controversy-free hearing on his nomination to take over the central bank. | Video

Nov 28 2017

Fed chair nominee Powell sees no too-big-to-fail banks

WASHINGTON, Nov 28 Improvements in U.S. bank regulation and supervision since the 2007-2009 financial crisis have eliminated the problem of "too-big-to-fail" banks, Federal Reserve chair nominee Jerome Powell told the Senate Banking Committee on Tuesday.

Nov 28 2017

Fed chair nominee Powell pledges to "respond decisively' to economic threats

WASHINGTON, Nov 28 The U.S. Federal Reserve should "respond decisively" to any new economic crisis, Fed chair nominee Jerome Powell told the Senate Banking Committee on Tuesday, positioning himself as an heir to the central bank policies of current chair Janet Yellen and her predecessor Ben Bernanke.

Nov 22 2017

Fed policymakers say rate increase likely warranted soon: minutes

WASHINGTON, Nov 22 Many Federal Reserve policymakers expect that interest rates will have to be raised in the "near term," according to the minutes of the U.S. central bank's last policy meeting released on Wednesday.

Oct 20 2017

White and male: broader bureaucracy mirrors Trump cabinet's profile

WASHINGTON When Donald Trump faced criticism from advocacy groups for not including more women and minorities in his cabinet last January, the incoming administration promised that the lower rungs of the bureaucracy would ultimately look more diverse. | Video

Oct 17 2017

Trump administration again declines to name China currency manipulator

WASHINGTON The United States on Tuesday declined to name China as a currency manipulator although it remained critical of the Chinese government's economic policies ahead of a planned visit to Beijing by President Donald Trump.

Sep 22 2017

Hack at U.S. market regulator displays persistent government cyber woes

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK A major computer hack at America's top stock market regulator is the latest sign that data stored in the highest reaches of the U.S. government remains vulnerable to cyber attacks, despite efforts across multiple presidencies to limit high-profile breaches that are so frequent many consider them routine.

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