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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

Jun 19 2018

New head of FDIC plans to review financial health rating system

WASHINGTON The newly appointed head of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) said on Tuesday said she plans to review the decades-old system for measuring lenders' financial health, which banks say is outdated.

Jun 04 2018

SEC chair to stress cyber risk in Congressional budget testimony

WASHINGTON The head of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) will warn of the need to boost its defenses against "advanced" and "persistent" cyber threats when he asks Congress on Tuesday for more funding, according to prepared remarks seen by Reuters on Monday.

May 19 2018

U.S. gun lobby takes aim at 'gun-hating' banks Citi, BofA

WASHINGTON The U.S. gun lobby is taking aim at "gun-hating" banks after Citigroup Inc and Bank of America said they would no longer provide certain banking services to gun-makers, according to industry lobbyists. | Video

May 08 2018

U.S. House overturns rule meant to curb car loan bias

WASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives voted on Tuesday to reverse a measure that aimed to prevent discrimination in auto lending, the latest challenge to the consumer finance watchdog agency's oversight.

May 08 2018

House to take up Dodd-Frank rewrite 'soon', says Speaker Ryan

WASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives will soon take up a bill easing banking rules adopted after the decade-old global financial crisis, House Speaker Paul Ryan said on Tuesday.

May 07 2018

SEC Commissioner Piwowar, a Republican, to step down

WASHINGTON A Republican member of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Michael Piwowar, said on Monday that he will step down on July 7, or when his successor is sworn in, whichever comes first.

May 03 2018

U.S. SEC orders rapper Jay-Z to testify on clothing brand sale

WASHINGTON Music mogul and businessman Jay-Z must explain details of the sale of his clothing line to determine whether it violated federal securities laws, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) said on Thursday.

May 03 2018

U.S. regulator orders Jay-Z to testify on sale of clothing brand

WASHINGTON, May 3 The U.S. Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Thursday ordered music mogul and businessman Jay-Z to explain details of the sale of his clothing line to determine whether it violated federal security laws.

Apr 30 2018

House may vote on Dodd-Frank changes in May: majority leader

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif./WASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives could vote in May on a bill easing bank rules adopted after the 2007-2009 global financial crisis, a leading Republican lawmaker said on Monday.

Apr 30 2018

U.S. House may vote on Dodd-Frank reform bill in May -McCarthy

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., April 30 The U.S. House of Representatives could vote in May on a bill easing bank rules adopted after the 2007-2009 global financial crisis, a leading Republican lawmaker said on Monday.

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