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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 19 2018

Fed's Quarles details steps to ease rules from Volcker to stress tests

WASHINGTON A top bank regulator at the U.S. Federal Reserve is planning several imminent changes that Wall Street has wanted involving capital rules, proprietary trading and a process known as "living wills" that aims to prevent taxpayer bailouts.

Jan 17 2018

U.S. financial crime fighters eye overseas virtual currency platforms: official

WASHINGTON Financial crime fighters at the U.S. Treasury are "aggressively" pursuing virtual currency platforms that lack strong internal safeguards against money laundering, a top official told a Senate panel on Wednesday.

Jan 11 2018

U.S. Senate panel to discuss bitcoin with markets regulators -source

WASHINGTON The U.S. Senate's financial services panel will hold a hearing next month with the country's top markets regulators to discuss bitcoin amid rising concerns over the risks cryptocurrencies pose to the financial system, a person with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

Jan 10 2018

Largest U.S. banks still 'too big to fail': Minneapolis Fed study

WASHINGTON The Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis on Wednesday called for U.S. regulators to raise capital requirements for the largest U.S. banks, saying they are still "too big to fail" despite a slew of reforms introduced following the 2008 financial crisis.

Jan 04 2018

U.S. derivatives regulator to review bitcoin futures risks

WASHINGTON The U.S. derivatives regulator will hold two meetings to discuss the procedure and operational controls for listing and trading digital currency futures, it said on Thursday, amid rising concerns over the risks bitcoin poses to the financial system.

Dec 20 2017

U.S. regulator plays down bitcoin fears, backs fintech charter

WASHINGTON A U.S. banking regulator said on Wednesday that bitcoin does not currently pose a threat to the country's banking system and that there is "space" for innovative financial technology firms to operate in the traditional lending business.

Dec 19 2017

Confusion over U.S. tax treatment could dampen $2.2 trillion repo market

WASHINGTON Wall Street was mired in confusion on Tuesday over how the U.S. tax overhaul working its way through Congress would treat a critical $2.2 trillion market used by banks to secure short-term financing, lobbyists and tax experts told Reuters.

Dec 19 2017

Confusion over U.S. tax treatment could dampen $2.2 trillion repo market

WASHINGTON Wall Street was mired in confusion on Tuesday over how the U.S. tax overhaul working its way through Congress would treat a critical $2.2 trillion market used by banks to secure short-term financing, lobbyists and tax experts told Reuters.

Dec 18 2017

Senator Warren hits out at 'effort to politicize' U.S. consumer agency

WASHINGTON Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren is taking aim at budget chief Mick Mulvaney's plan to fill the ranks of the U.S. consumer financial watchdog with political allies, according to letters seen by Reuters, the latest salvo in a broader battle over who should run the bureau.

Dec 15 2017

U.S. watchdog outlines virtual currency trade exemptions

WASHINGTON The U.S. derivatives watchdog on Friday published draft legal guidance outlining the basis on which retail virtual currency trading would be exempted from complying with its rules.

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