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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

Mar 22 2018

Trade jitters, BoE surprise send FTSE below 7,000 points

LONDON The UK's top share index fell below a key level on Thursday, hit by concerns over potential trade wars and following a hawkish surprise from the Bank of England's policy meeting.

Mar 21 2018

Trade war worries weigh on European shares ahead of Fed

LONDON European shares slid on Wednesday as worries over a possible trade war dented sentiment and investors awaited the conclusion of a U.S. Federal Reserve meeting for signals on the pace of expected interest rate rises.

Mar 21 2018

Beaten-down valuations tempt brave investors into UK retail

LONDON Britain's retail sector has turned toxic in a climate of squeezed consumer spending laced with Brexit uncertainty, but low valuations are making some stocks a tempting prospect for the brave contrarian.

Mar 20 2018

Global stocks tread water ahead of Fed meeting

LONDON Global equities trod water on Tuesday ahead of a U.S. Federal Reserve policy meeting, while investors reassessed their views of tech stocks following a slump in Facebook's shares after reports of data misuse.

Mar 19 2018

FTSE hits 15 month-low as Brexit transition deal lifts pound

MILAN/LONDON The FTSE fell to a 15-month low on Monday after Britain and the European Union agreed on a post-Brexit transition which boosted the sterling but weighed on the internationally exposed index.

Mar 16 2018

M&A livens up European equity trading, STOXX ends on a weekly loss

LONDON European shares rose on Friday, led by NEX Group as it jumped after a takeover offer, but stocks ended the week with a slight loss as worries about a trade war and geopolitical tensions kept investors on edge.

Mar 15 2018

Consumer stocks a headache as FTSE inches higher

LONDON UK shares managed a meagre gain on Thursday after a three-day losing streak as Britain's third-biggest company, Unilever, fell after announcing it would make Rotterdam its sole legal home a year before Brexit.

Mar 14 2018

FTSE gives up gains as trade war worries irk Wall Street

LONDON British shares gave up early gains and finished in negative territory on Wednesday as points gained by Prudential and mining stocks were overturned by simmering fears of a global trade war that pushed Wall Street into the red.

Mar 13 2018

Pound pummels FTSE, results roil mid caps

LONDON/MILAN Britain's top share index succumbed to gains in the pound on Tuesday after U.S. President Donald Trump fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, while disappointing earnings updates weighed on mid caps.

Mar 12 2018

FTSE 100 lags Europe on energy stocks, dollar earners

LONDON Britain's top share index lagged other European markets on Monday due to weak energy stocks and dollar earners, with GKN also falling after it rejected a final offer from Melrose.


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