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.
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LONDON Disappointment over the timing of Apple’s iPhone X release hampered further gains for world stock markets on Wednesday after an easing of concerns about North Korea sent indices to record highs.
LONDON Sterling surged by almost 1 percent on Tuesday to its highest level in a year against the dollar, after a report showed UK inflation rose to match its highest in more than five years, adding pressure on the Bank of England to do more to support the currency.
LONDON Britain's pound rose to a three-and-a-half-week high against the euro on Monday, helped by speculation that the Bank of England may sound more hawkish on interest rates this week in defence of the currency.
LONDON Stronger-than-expected manufacturing data and a weaker dollar helped Britain's pound rise above $1.32 for the first time in five weeks on Friday as a wave of selling in the past month ran out of steam.
LONDON Britain's pound jumped above $1.31 for the first time since early August on Thursday, pulled up by a euro that was stronger across the board on the view that the head of the European Central Bank had not tried to strongly talk down the euro.
LONDON Sterling hit its highest in a month against the dollar on Wednesday, a day after its biggest rise in nearly two months, as investors trimmed some bearish bets before parliament discusses the European Union repeal bill.
LONDON Stocks and the dollar fell on Monday while the Japanese yen, gold and sovereign bonds rose after North Korea's most powerful nuclear test to date dampened investor appetite for risk. | Video
LONDON Sterling hit a three-week high on Friday, boosted by a stronger-than-expected business sentiment survey as well as a forecast-lagging U.S. non-farm payrolls report that knocked the dollar down.
LONDON Sterling edged up against a broadly weaker dollar on Monday, but lost more ground against the euro as doubts around UK economic growth and Brexit talks continued to weigh on the currency.
LONDON Sterling touched a three-week low against the dollar on Thursday as a mixed bag of output and trade data did little to alter investors' downbeat view of an economy struggling to meet Bank of England targets.