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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

May 17 2018

NAFTA nations 'nowhere near' a deal: USTR Lighthizer

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK The top U.S. trade official on Thursday poured cold water on the prospect of an imminent breakthrough in talks to rework the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) hours after Canada's prime minister struck a positive note.

Apr 18 2018

Fed's Dudley sees 'slightly restrictive' U.S. monetary policy on horizon

NEW YORK After a decade of ultra loose policy, the Federal Reserve will likely raise interest rates to a "slightly restrictive" setting in the years ahead as unemployment falls and inflation ticks higher, an influential outgoing Fed official said on Wednesday.

Apr 18 2018

Risks growing that could alter ECB's tightening plan - Villeroy

NEW YORK The European Central Bank would have to alter its march toward a more normal policy stance if growing risks from protectionism, exchange rates or market swings end up depressing inflation, ECB policymaker Francois Villeroy de Galhau said on Wednesday.

Apr 18 2018

Risks growing that could alter ECB's tightening plan: Villeroy

NEW YORK The European Central Bank would have to alter its march toward a more normal policy stance if growing risks from protectionism, exchange rates or market swings end up depressing inflation, ECB policymaker Francois Villeroy de Galhau said on Wednesday.

Apr 16 2018

Bangladesh eyes settlement in U.S. cyber heist suit ahead of its own case

NEW YORK/DHAKA An Ecuadorian bank and Wells Fargo have reached an out-of-court settlement over a 2015 cyber heist, providing a possible precedent for the Bangladesh central bank's planned suit to recover $66 million still lost in one of the world's biggest such cases.

Apr 10 2018

Projections show Fed could permanently hang on to more U.S. bonds

NEW YORK The Federal Reserve's $4.4-trillion in bond holdings may not shrink as much as previously assumed, and could settle around $3 trillion by the beginning of 2021, the New York Fed said on Tuesday in annual projections.

Apr 05 2018

Exclusive: Yellen gets post-Fed payday in private meetings with Wall St. elite

NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO Janet Yellen cashed in with her first paid visit to Wall Street since stepping down as Federal Reserve chair, discussing rate hikes and U.S. President Donald Trump at events on Monday that included a dinner for 40 at a CEO's Manhattan penthouse.

Apr 05 2018

EXCLUSIVE-Yellen gets post-Fed payday in private meetings with Wall St. elite

NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO, April 5 Janet Yellen visited Wall Street for a paid appearance two months after stepping down as Fed chair, discussing the economy and interest rates at an event hosted by investment bank Jefferies that included a sit-down dinner for forty.

Apr 04 2018

A more diverse Fed makes better policy: Mester

The U.S. Federal Reserve makes better policy decisions when a more diverse group is at the table helping it avoid "group-think," Cleveland Fed President Loretta Mester said on Wednesday.

Apr 03 2018

New NY Fed chief will need to adapt fast to Wall St. role

SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK As New York Federal Reserve chief, John Williams will bring intellectual heft to the central bank as a permanent voting member of the rate-setting committee, although he will need to prove himself both as regulator of and chief communicator with investment banks like Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan .

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