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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 10 2017

S&P falls 1.4 percent in safety flight on North Korea tensions

NEW YORK The S&P 500 index had its biggest one-day drop in almost three months on Thursday as investors fled riskier assets, with technology stocks leading the charge, in response to an increasingly aggressive exchange of threats between the United States and North Korea. | Video

Aug 09 2017

S&P closes barely lower despite North Korea tensions

NEW YORK U.S. stocks clawed back losses late on Wednesday as investors appeared to brush off geopolitical concerns after falling in the wake of U.S. President Donald Trump's "fire and fury" warning to North Korea. | Video

Aug 08 2017

Optimism among U.S. small businesses rises in July, helped by strong hiring

A measure of U.S. small-business confidence rose in July, boosted by strong hiring and an improving economic outlook, according to a National Federation of Independent Business report released on Tuesday.

Aug 03 2017

Reading of U.S. small-business hiring in July nears 18-year high

Job creation among small businesses picked up in July as strong economic growth in the United States and abroad gave confidence to small business owners, a National Federation of Independent Business report showed on Thursday.

Aug 03 2017

U.S. planned layoffs fall; hiring picks up in July: Challenger

NEW YORK The number of planned layoffs at U.S. companies dropped in July to its lowest since November while job-opening announcements notched up, a sign that businesses are confident that the economy will continue to expand, a report released Thursday showed.

Aug 02 2017

Dow cracks 22,000, Apple hits record high

The Dow climbed above the 22,000 mark for the first time on Wednesday, buoyed by Apple's healthy quarterly iPhone sales, while weakness in other tech stocks held back the Nasdaq and S&P 500. | Video

Jul 27 2017

Strong U.S. corporate earnings to continue as dollar remains weak

NEW YORK The S&P 500 index is on track to post back-to-back, double-digit quarterly earnings growth for the first time in almost six years, and the trend could continue as a weak U.S. dollar and global growth help boost results.

Jul 26 2017

Wall Street zeroes in on September for start of Fed balance sheet wind-down: Reuters poll

NEW YORK Wall Street’s top banks are circling the Federal Reserve's September meeting on their calendars, pegging it as when the U.S. central bank will at last kick off the long-anticipated reduction of its $4.5 trillion balance sheet.

Jul 26 2017

Wall Street zeroes in on September for start of Fed balance sheet wind-down - Reuters poll

NEW YORK Wall Street’s top banks are circling the Federal Reserve's September meeting on their calendars, pegging it as when the U.S. central bank will at last kick off the long-anticipated reduction of its $4.5 trillion balance sheet.

Jul 21 2017

Wall Street dips as GE, energy shares weigh

NEW YORK U.S. stocks ticked lower on Friday as weak earnings from industrial giant General Electric weighed, while tech shares retreated from record highs and energy tracked the price of oil lower. | Video

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