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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

Jan 20 2018

As parties battle over shutdown, Trump collects blame on Twitter

As midnight neared on Friday and the U.S. government barreled toward a shutdown, Republicans and Democrats sought to apportion blame for the deadlock with a battle of social media hashtags.

Jul 24 2017

Fintech 'lingo' explained

The world of financial technology - also known as "fintech" –involves lots of buzzwords, jargon and often obscure terminology.

Jul 10 2017

Your Money: Smiley faces ease the pain of asking friends for money

NEW YORK Asking friends or family for money can be awkward, but when you can do it with a smiley face and a winged dollar bill, it seems to make it better.

Mar 29 2017

Business Watch: Brexit countermeasures

Thanks to a decades-old green power law, North Carolina has become the second largest solar market in the United States, behind only California.

Mar 28 2017

Business Watch: Sterling fears, coal overflow and more

President Trump's administration has billed his move to re-open federal lands to new coal leases as a win for miners. But a REuters review of company filings shows that coal miners with the most to gain already have enough leases in hand to last well over a decade.

Mar 27 2017

Business Watch: Faith in 'Trump Trade' wavers

Markets weren't very concerned about healthcare and seem to have moved on from the Republicans' failure to overhaul Obamacare. What investors care about is tax reform, and confidence that Trump can keep his campaign promise of overhauling the tax system is starting to waver among market insiders.

Mar 24 2017

Business Watch: All drill, no frack for U.S. shale producers

U.S. shale producers are drilling at the highest rate in 18 months but have left a record number of wells unfinished in the largest oilfield in the country.

Mar 21 2017

Business Watch: An imminent debut

Venezuela has stopped publishing money supply data, the best available tool to gauge soaring inflation in one of the world's worst-performing economies.

Mar 20 2017

Business Watch: Adidas tries DYI approach

The sports apparel giant has been testing a store where shoppers can design a sweater, have a body scan to determine fit and get it knitted by a state-of-the-art machine within hours, in a bid to respond more quickly to customer demands.

Mar 17 2017

Business Watch: Sovereign wealth funds - without the wealth

Sovereign wealth funds are traditionally associated with huge financial firepower. But now, countries including Romania and Bangladesh are using them as vehicles to get their economies moving in the face of a global slowdown.


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