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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

Aug 01 2016

Australia's tectonic speed leaves cartographers behind

SYDNEY Australia, which rides on the world's fastest-moving continental tectonic plate, is heading north so quickly that map co-ordinates are now out by as much as 1.5 meters (4.9 feet), say geoscientists.

Feb 24 2016

Telescope used on Armstrong's moon landing finds new galaxies

SYDNEY An Australian telescope used to broadcast live vision of man's first steps on the moon in 1969 has found hundreds of new galaxies hidden behind the Milky Way by using an innovative receiver that measures radio waves.

Jan 05 2016

Australia shares down 1.2 percent as China concerns linger

SYDNEY/WELLINGTON, Jan 6 Australian shares extended losses for the fourth straight day on Wednesday falling 1.2 percent in light trade and amid cautious sentiment as investors eye China's slowing growth.

Dec 16 2015

Australia shares rally as investors take Fed hike in stride

SYDNEY/WELLINGTON, Dec 17 Australian shares jumped 1.4 percent on Thursday, joining in a global equities rally as investors welcomed the U.S. Federal Reserve's first rate hike in a decade as a sign of confidence in in the world's largest economy.

Dec 09 2015

Australia shares continue downward trend; dragged by weak oil

SYDNEY/WELLINGTON, Dec 10 Australian shares fell 1.26 percent on Thursday, a third consecutive declining day, dragged by weakness in oil prices, although the materials sector lent some support with a rise in iron ore prices propping up the index.

Dec 01 2015

Australia shares flat, rally fades

SYDNEY/WELLINGTON, Dec 2 Australian shares eased on Wednesday, taking a breather after a solid rally in the previous session in the absence of fresh drivers.

Nov 29 2015

Australia shares feel the pressure of weak commodity prices

SYDNEY/WELLINGTON, Nov 30 Australian shares slipped 0.6 percent on Monday with the materials sector feeling the weight of weak commodity prices.

Nov 23 2015

Australia shares turn lower, dragged by falling commodity prices

SYDNEY/WELLINGTON, Nov 24 Australian shares fell 0.62 percent on Tuesday ending a five session winning streak, taking negative cues from Wall Street and lower commodity prices.

Nov 18 2015

Australia shares hit 2-week high on Wall Street strength

SYDNEY/WELLINGTON, Nov 19 Australian shares rose firmly on Thursday in the wake of Wall Street's solid gains after Federal Reserve minutes indicated belief that U.S. interest rates can increase in December without causing an abrupt market reaction.

Sep 25 2015

New pink iPhones prove popular as record weekend sales expected

SAN FRANCISCO/SYDNEY The iPhone 6s and 6s Plus hit stores around the world on Friday, kicking off what is expected to be a record weekend of sales as customers scrambled to buy Apple Inc's marquee product in pink for the first time.

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