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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

May 11 2018

U.S. credit reporting industry lawyer may head FTC bureau: sources

WASHINGTON U.S. consumer watchdogs expressed concern on Friday that a lawyer who represented credit reporting companies over a massive data breach at Equifax is being considered to head the Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Consumer Protection.

Apr 25 2018

Exclusive: Trump's bank watchdog bought financial stocks up until taking office

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump's nominee for Wall Street regulator Comptroller of the Currency bought financial stocks until he took office in November, according to financial disclosure documents filed with the Office of Government Ethics.

Apr 23 2018

Wells Fargo CEO's pay details spark pushback by some employees

WASHINGTON/BOSTON Wells Fargo & Co's disclosure of how its chief executive's pay compares to the rest of its workforce has drawn criticism from some company employees ahead of the scandal-plagued bank's annual shareholder meeting.

Apr 20 2018

Wells Fargo agrees to pay $1 billion to settle customer abuses

Wells Fargo & Co will pay $1 billion to settle with U.S. regulators who say the bank wrongly layered insurance on hundreds of thousands of drivers and routinely hit homebuyers with excessive fees, officials said on Friday. | Video

Apr 19 2018

Wells Fargo nears $1 billion settlement for loan abuses: source

Wells Fargo & Co is close to settling a record fine of $1 billion imposed by two U.S. regulators for its risk management business, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Thursday. | Video

Apr 13 2018

Trump's consumer watchdog chief vents about 'leaked' information: memo

WASHINGTON The top U.S. watchdog for protecting consumers against financial abuse on Thursday blamed employees for "leaking" information about cases that he had dropped or was aiming to settle, according to an internal memo reviewed by Reuters.

Apr 10 2018

Exclusive: U.S. watchdog seeks record fine against Wells Fargo for abuses - sources

WASHINGTON The top U.S. watchdog for consumer finance is seeking a record fine against Wells Fargo & Co that could exceed several hundred million dollars for auto insurance and mortgage lending abuses, according to three sources with knowledge of the plans.

Apr 09 2018

Exclusive - U.S. watchdog seeks record fine against Wells Fargo for abuses: sources

WASHINGTON The top U.S. watchdog for consumer finance is seeking a record fine against Wells Fargo & Co that could exceed several hundred million dollars for auto insurance and mortgage lending abuses, according to three sources with knowledge of the plans.

Apr 02 2018

Trump's consumer watchdog proposes to trim agency's power

WASHINGTON The head of the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau asked Congress on Monday to trim the agency's power to write rules and spend money.

Mar 23 2018

Exclusive: Trump official quietly drops payday loan case, mulls others - sources

WASHINGTON The top cop for U.S. consumer finance has decided not to sue a payday loan collector and is weighing whether to drop cases against three payday lenders, said five people with direct knowledge of the matter.

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