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.
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CHICAGO U.S. and Mexican law enforcement authorities will set up a joint team based in Chicago targeting the leaders and finances of drug cartels that ship opioids into the United States, aiming to stanch a spike in overdose deaths, officials said on Wednesday. | Video
CHICAGO, Aug 9 Puerto Rico bonds rallied on Thursday, a day after the latest debt restructuring deal struck between the bankrupt U.S. commonwealth and its bondholders as well as a federal court ruling that affirmed the budgetary powers of an oversight board.
A preliminary deal with owners of more than $3 billion of Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) bonds, announced late on Monday, puts the bankrupt utility on a tentative path toward transformation and privatization, but more challenges remain.
CHICAGO, July 19 Moody's Investors Service on Thursday suspended Illinois' potential descent into junk territory by revising the outlook on the state's credit rating to stable from negative.
Dysfunction at Puerto Rico's bankrupt electric utility prompted a Congressional oversight committee on Thursday to invite the U.S. commonwealth's governor to testify at a special hearing scheduled for next week.
A federal judge on Friday rejected an attempt by a major Puerto Rico bondholder to throw out the U.S. territory's historic municipal bankruptcy case.
July 13 A federal judge on Friday rejected an attempt by a major Puerto Rico bondholder to throw out the U.S. territory's historic municipal bankruptcy case.
CHICAGO, July 13 Bond and note issuance in the U.S. municipal market will total$9.6 billion next week as supply ratchets higher after a slump earlier this month due to the mid-week Fourth of July holiday, according to Thomson Reuters estimates on Friday. Supply of new issues has dropped in the $3.8 trillion market. Issuance of $160 billion worth of municipal debt at 2018's midpoint was down almost 17 percent compared to the same period in the prior year. In a research report on Friday, Barclays projected weaker second half issuance of $135 billion to $150 billion.
CHICAGO/NEW YORK Five of the seven board members of the bankrupt Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority - including its CEO, named one day ago - resigned on Thursday, leaving the utility with no leadership amid a massive restructuring effort following the devastation wrought by Hurricane Maria.
CHICAGO, July 11 An escalating trade war between the United States and some of its major trading partners would impair growth for U.S. airports, toll roads and ports over time if it slows the economy or triggers a recession, Fitch Ratings said on Wednesday.