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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 15 2018

U.S.-China trade fight leads stocks lower, oil sinks on supply fears

NEW YORK Wall Street ended lower on Friday and global stocks continued to slide after U.S. President Donald Trump announced new tariffs on Chinese goods, while oil plummeted 3 percent on expectations that Saudi Arabia and Russia output would soon increase. | Video

Jun 05 2018

Delaware sports betting first out of gate, but competitors close in

NEW YORK Delaware gained a competitive edge on Tuesday in newly legal sports betting as the first U.S. state in a quarter century to expand its athletics gambling program, but the boost could be short lived as rival states close in, analysts said.

May 30 2018

New York launches drills to thwart election hacking

NEW YORK Federal and New York state officials say they will hold drills in the weeks leading up to primary elections for the U.S. House and Senate to prevent hacking and other cyber threats to voting systems, officials said on Wednesday.

May 25 2018

Oil price fall hits energy shares, dollar rises

NEW YORK Growing expectations of increased oil supply hit crude prices on Friday, lifting the U.S. dollar and weighing on energy shares, while political upheaval in Europe and uncertainty over a U.S.-North Korea summit restrained equity markets. | Video

May 24 2018

Nixed U.S.-North Korea meeting, trade fears sink global shares

NEW YORK Shares sank worldwide on Thursday as U.S. President Donald Trump canceled a planned June meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, while tariff fears hit auto stocks and safety buying ramped up.

May 23 2018

Equities pare losses, dollar gains cut after Fed minutes amid U.S.-China trade concerns

NEW YORK Global stock markets pared losses and the dollar cut gains on Wednesday after the release of minutes from the U.S. Federal Reserve's May 1-2 meeting amid heightened concerns that setbacks to U.S.-China trade talks would undermine world economic growth.

May 22 2018

Wall St. dips on latest U.S.-China comments, European shares rally

New York Global stock markets tipped downward on Tuesday as Wall Street investors locked in recent gains while taking a cautious view of fresh U.S.-China comments even as European shares approached four-month peaks and China moved to further open up its economy. | Video

May 21 2018

Global Markets: Stocks, dollar climb amid U.S.-China trade truce

NEW YORK Global stock markets climbed on Monday, and the U.S. dollar rallied to a five-month peak while the Japanese yen weakened after the United States and China agreed to halt a trade war between the two countries. | Video

May 21 2018

Global stocks rise on U.S.-China trade truce; Venezuela worries lift oil

NEW YORK Global stock markets rallied broadly on Monday after the United States and China agreed to halt a trade war, while oil hit multi-year highs on political uncertainty and potential sanctions on Venezuela. | Video

May 15 2018

Cyber attack delays Atlanta mayor's first budget pitch

Atlanta's 2019 budget process has been delayed by a March cyber attack that scrambled a swath of government data, temporarily closing courts, halting bill payments and slowing other key services in the most devastating "ransomware" assault on a major U.S. city, a city spokesperson said on Tuesday.

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