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John McCrank

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

Mar 19 2018

Silicon Valley firm floats listings plan via 'Flash Boys' exchange

NEW YORK Stock exchange operator IEX Group has asked U.S. regulators to approve a new corporate listings program that would hold listed companies to stricter standards of corporate governance designed to put long-term growth ahead of short-term profits.

Mar 14 2018

U.S. regulator approves pilot program to cut exchange fees, rebates

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commision (SEC) on Wednesday agreed to a long-awaited experiment to test the effects of lowering stock exchange fees following criticism the current pricing system ultimately hurts investors.

Mar 14 2018

UK-based Coinfloor to launch physically settled bitcoin futures

BOCA RATON, Fla. Cryptocurrency exchange operator Coinfloor said on Wednesday it will launch a futures exchange for digital assets that will include the first physically delivered bitcoin futures contracts next month.

Mar 06 2018

SEC fines NYSE $14 million for regulatory violations

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Tuesday fined Intercontinental Exchange Inc's New York Stock Exchange and two affiliate exchanges a total of $14 million for multiple regulatory failures related to disruptive market events. 

Mar 06 2018

Chicago Stock Exchange says seeking new potential buyers

NEW YORK The Chicago Stock Exchange on Tuesday said it was looking for new potential buyers after regulators blocked the sale of the bourse to a group led by China-based investors due to what they said was a lack of information about the would-be owners.

Mar 02 2018

Equifax breach could be most costly in corporate history

NEW YORK/TORONTO Equifax Inc said it expects costs related to its massive 2017 data breach to surge by $275 million this year, suggesting the incident at the credit reporting bureau could turn out to be the most costly hack in corporate history.

Mar 02 2018

Trading firm Virtu distances itself from phony cryptocurrency

NEW YORK Virtu Financial Inc on Friday distanced itself from a fake cryptocurrency called VirtCoin that falsely claims to be affiliated with the global trading firm, highlighting the potential risks associated with the digital currency craze.

Mar 01 2018

Nasdaq sues rival IEX Group over patent infringement

NEW YORK Nasdaq Inc on Thursday filed a patent infringement lawsuit against rival IEX Group, accusing the newest U.S. exchange operator of copying several core aspects of its electronic trading platform.

Mar 01 2018

Startup Extraordinary Re to launch exchange for insurance risk

NEW YORK Large investors looking to diversify beyond stocks and traditional fixed income will soon be able to trade assets tied to insurance liabilities covering potentially everything from hurricanes to floods and even cyber attacks.


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