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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

Nov 17 2017

U.S. tax plan could cause sugar high, then economic slump

NEW YORK Slashing taxes may give the U.S. economy a temporary boost but the "sugar rush" may cause deeper problems ahead, investors at the Reuters Global Investment 2018 Outlook Summit in New York said.

Nov 16 2017

Gotham's Greenblatt: Recent U.S. stock gains unsustainable

NEW YORK Investors counting on sustained double-digit percentage gains in U.S. stock prices should lower their expectations, according to Joel Greenblatt, a hedge fund and mutual fund manager who also teaches value investing at Columbia Business School.

Nov 15 2017

PGIM Fixed Income's Peters cuts risk amid inflation, Fed, tax worries

NEW YORK Gregory Peters said he has reduced risk in the $695 billion of assets he helps oversee at PGIM Fixed Income, citing the threats that excessive U.S. inflation or economic stimulus could trigger a recession.

Nov 15 2017

Bernstein faults 'unwise' bond bets, sees longer stock bull market

NEW YORK Richard Bernstein, a longtime market strategist who a year ago correctly predicted a strong 2017 for U.S. stocks and corporate profits, on Monday said bonds are less safe and the 8-year-old bull market in stocks will persist longer than many believe. | Video

Nov 14 2017

Short-seller Chanos adds to Tesla bet, predicts CEO will leave

NEW YORK Noted short-seller Jim Chanos of Kynikos Associates continued to add to his short position in electric car maker Tesla Inc throughout the year even as the company's shares rallied, he said at the Reuters Global Investment 2018 Outlook Summit on Tuesday.

Nov 13 2017

BlackRock's Fink says bitcoin thrives on its anonymity

NEW YORK Bitcoin, whose value has fluctuated significantly this month, remains a "speculative" investment that thrives because of the cryptocurrency's anonymous nature, BlackRock Inc Chief Executive Larry Fink said on Monday.

Nov 01 2017

Short-seller Muddy Waters seeks to unmask Google Gmail fraudster

NEW YORK Muddy Waters, the investment firm run by prominent short-seller Carson Block, on Wednesday asked a New York court to force Google to help it identify someone who impersonated a Wall Street Journal reporter to uncover its strategy toward a French retailer it was betting against.

Oct 25 2017

Guggenheim's Minerd says U.S. bull market in bonds 'soundly in place'

NEW YORK The U.S. bull market in bonds is "still soundly in place" despite the rise of the 10-year yield above 2.4 percent this week, Scott Minerd, global chief investment officer at Guggenheim Partners, said on Wednesday.

Oct 20 2017

'Dr. Doom', Marc Faber, removed from more boards after comments on race

NEW YORK Marc Faber, the markets prognosticator known as "Dr. Doom," has been dismissed from three more company boards after comments in his latest newsletter this week suggested the United States had only prospered because it was settled by white people.

Oct 17 2017

'Dr. Doom' commentator Marc Faber faces backlash over race comments

NEW YORK/VANCOUVER Marc Faber, the Swiss investor based in Thailand, provoked a backlash from business television and investment management firms on Tuesday after comments in his latest newsletter suggested the United States had only prospered because it was settled by white people.


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