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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

Aug 01 2018

Senate panel delays vote on Trump consumer watchdog pick

WASHINGTON A U.S. Senate panel on Wednesday postponed a vote to confirm President Donald Trump's pick to lead the U.S. consumer watchdog following an effort by Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren to get more details on the nominee's role in immigration matters and other policy areas.

Jul 27 2018

Democrats demand more information from Trump's consumer watchdog pick

WASHINGTON Democratic lawmakers stepped up pressure on President Trump's pick to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, demanding more information on her role in the administration's immigration policies and her stance on consumer finance issues, according to letters seen by Reuters on Friday.

Jul 20 2018

Deutsche to pay $75 million to settle ADRs abuses case, U.S. SEC says

WASHINGTON The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said on Friday that Deutsche Bank has agreed to pay nearly $75 million to settle an investigation into the mishandling of pre-release American Depositary Receipts (ADR).

Jul 19 2018

Trump's consumer watchdog pick defends record in Senate hearing

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump's choice to lead the U.S. consumer watchdog survived aggressive questioning by lawmakers on Thursday and looked on track to secure a confirmation vote that could come as soon as this month.

Jul 19 2018

U.S. lawmakers set to grill Trump's consumer watchdog pick

WASHINGTON, July 19 Fireworks are expected in U.S. Congress on Thursday when lawmakers question Kathy Kraninger, a senior government official and President Donald Trump's pick to lead the consumer watchdog created after the 2007-2009 financial crisis.

Jul 17 2018

House passes bipartisan package on easing capital markets rule

WASHINGTON The House of Representatives voted 406-4 on Tuesday to pass legislation easing rules for small businesses and entrepreneurs in an overwhelmingly bipartisan vote that could boost support for the package among Democrats in the Senate.

Jul 17 2018

U.S. Senate approves Fed governor Quarles to full term

WASHINGTON, July 17 The U.S. Senate on Tuesday voted 66-33 to approve a key Federal Reserve official to serve a full term on the central bank’s board of governors.

Jul 16 2018

House lawmakers agree on bipartisan package on capital markets rule-easing

WASHINGTON Top lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives on Monday said they had agreed on a bipartisan legislative package to ease rules in a bid to help Main Street companies and boost jobs.

Jul 11 2018

Justice Department announces task force to deter fraud, avoid 'piling on'

WASHINGTON U.S. Justice Department officials on Wednesday announced the establishment of an anti-fraud task force intended to deter fraud and coordinate investigations to avoid "piling on," where multiple agencies probe the same alleged misconduct.

Jul 02 2018

Fed allows smaller banks more time to file 'living wills'

WASHINGTON The Federal Reserve Board on Monday said 14 smaller U.S. banks will have more time to submit resolution plans, known as 'living wills', in the event a financial crisis pushed a bank towards default.

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