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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.

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Jan 22 2018

U.S. says audit watchdog staff helped KPMG pass audit inspections

WASHINGTON The U.S. government on Monday announced criminal and civil charges against three former staffers of an audit watchdog, accusing them of providing confidential information to help accounting firm KPMG pass regulatory inspections.

Jan 19 2018

MetLife, U.S. regulators agree to set aside legal fight

WASHINGTON The U.S. government and MetLife Inc announced on Thursday they would jointly seek to dismiss an appeal over whether the insurance company should face stricter oversight as a key part of the financial system.

Jan 18 2018

U.S. bank regulator sees rising risk from easier underwriting

WASHINGTON A U.S. bank regulator said on Thursday that a competitive lending environment is driving "incremental" easing in commercial underwriting standards which in turn is increasing risk across the banking sector.

Jan 18 2018

U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau seeks no new operating funds

WASHINGTON The acting head of the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is requesting no new operating funds, opting instead to finance a slimmed-down budget by shrinking a reserve fund established by his predecessor at the agency that has been fiercely criticized by the financial industry.

Jan 17 2018

U.S. consumer agency launches policy review under Trump appointee

WASHINGTON The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Wednesday launched a public review of its operations, indicating broad changes could be coming to the agency after U.S. President Donald Trump appointed an interim director.

Jan 17 2018

U.S. banking official critiques Senate bill aimed at easing bank rules

WASHINGTON A top official at a leading U.S. bank regulator is airing concerns about a Senate bill that would ease banking rules, saying parts of it could "significantly weaken" critical protections.

Jan 16 2018

U.S. consumer bureau to reconsider payday lending rule

WASHINGTON The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said on Tuesday that it intends to reconsider a recent rule that would significantly curb payday lending.

Jan 14 2018

Trump: Program protecting young illegal immigrants 'probably' dead

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday that a program that protects illegal immigrants brought to the United States as children from being deported would "probably" be discontinued. | Video

Jan 12 2018

Federal Reserve fines five banks to wrap up mortgage servicing charges

WASHINGTON The Federal Reserve fined five large U.S. banks a combined $35.1 million to settle cases of mortgage servicing flaws dating back to 2011.

Jan 11 2018

U.S. Senate Democrats propose fines for credit reporting agency hacks

WASHINGTON Two Senate Democrats are proposing large new fines for credit reporting agencies that lose consumers' personal information in data breaches, according to a bill they introduced on Wednesday.

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