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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

10:47am EDT

Trump ratchets up criticism of Fed interest rate rises

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday dug in on his criticism of the Federal Reserve's policy on raising interest rates, saying it takes away from the United States' "big competitive edge."

10:40am EDT

Trump ratchets up criticism of Fed interest rate rises

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday dug in on his criticism of the Federal Reserve's policy on raising interest rates, saying it takes away from the United States' "big competitive edge."

Jul 18 2018

Fed walks careful line on trade, but downside risks emerging

WASHINGTON Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell's official line on U.S. trade policy is one of careful deference to the Trump administration, acknowledging it is outside the Fed's responsibility and that it might all turn out for the best.

Jul 18 2018

Fed report shows tariff concerns rising among business contacts

WASHINGTON Manufacturers in every one of the Federal Reserve's 12 districts worried about the impact of tariffs, a Federal Reserve report said on Wednesday, even as the U.S. economy continued to expand at a moderate to modest pace.

Jul 17 2018

Fed's Powell: Years of strong jobs, low inflation still ahead

WASHINGTON Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said on Tuesday he sees the United States on track for years more of steady growth, but was challenged in a congressional hearing by senators worried the Trump administration's trade policies were already damaging businesses in their districts. | Video

Jul 13 2018

Fed emphasizes 'solid' U.S economic growth, repeats gradual approach

WASHINGTON The Federal Reserve on Friday pointed to "solid" U.S. economic growth during the first half of the year in its semi-annual report to Congress, where it also reiterated that it expected to continue to raise interest rates gradually.

Jul 13 2018

Fed emphasizes "solid" U.S economic growth, repeats gradual approach

WASHINGTON, July 13 U.S. economic growth has been solid during the first half of the year and the Federal Reserve continues to expect to raise interest rates gradually, the central bank said on Friday in an upbeat semi-annual report to Congress.

Jul 12 2018

Goodbye inverted yield curve? Fed looks for alternative signals to guide policy

WASHINGTON Federal Reserve officials are scouring new niches of the financial markets to find signals accurate enough to warn the central bank when it is time to stop hiking interest rates before they risk tipping the economy into a recession.

Jul 01 2018

Senator Collins will not back anti-abortion Supreme Court nominee

WASHINGTON A key moderate Republican U.S. senator said on Sunday that she will not support a nominee to fill a soon-to-be-vacated seat on the Supreme Court who would overturn a landmark legal ruling that supports a woman's right to abortion. | Video

Jun 27 2018

Fed's Rosengren warns against running U.S. economy above capacity

WASHINGTON The best way for the U.S. Federal Reserve to prolong the nation's economic expansion is to pursue a monetary policy path where the economy does not run above capacity, Boston Fed President Eric Rosengren said on Wednesday.

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