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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

Sep 13 2018

SEC rescinds guidance that bolstered proxy advisers

WASHINGTON The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission handed public companies a procedural victory on Thursday in their efforts to reduce the influence of proxy advisory firms, rescinding a pair of staff letters that critics said encouraged mutual funds to rely on their recommendations.

Sep 13 2018

U.S. consumer regulator sues pension lender for misleading borrowers

WASHINGTON The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has filed suit against Future Income Payments, a Nevada company that offers cash advances in exchange for future pension benefits, which the regulator said are actually exceptionally high-interest loans.

Sep 12 2018

U.S. regulator votes to end stricter oversight of Zions Bancorp

WASHINGTON A U.S. regulatory panel gave final approval on Wednesday to ease oversight of Zions Bancorp after the Utah bank simplified its operations, deciding that the bank no longer should be classified as potentially posing a threat to the financial system.

Sep 11 2018

U.S. bank regulators say supervisory guidance has no legal weight

WASHINGTON U.S. bank regulators clarified on Tuesday that supervisory guidance is not legally binding, in response to industry criticism that agencies are increasingly relying on such guidance.

Sep 04 2018

U.S. regulators extend comment period for proposed 'Volcker Rule' rewrite

WASHINGTON U.S. regulators said on Tuesday they will giving the public an extra 30 days to comment on a proposed rewrite of the "Volcker Rule" banning proprietary trading by banks.

Aug 30 2018

Fed gives Deutsche Bank, others extension on 'living will' submissions

WASHINGTON The Federal Reserve said on Thursday that it was giving Deutsche Bank AG and four other financial institutions an additional year to submit "living wills" detailing how they could be safely dissolved in a crisis.

Aug 29 2018

U.S. CFTC orders BNP Paribas to pay $90 million penalty for rate-rigging

WASHINGTON U.S. federal regulators on Wednesday ordered BNP Paribas to pay a $90 million civil penalty after settling charges against BNP Paribas Securities Corp [BNPPSS.UL] for attempted manipulation of the ISDAfix benchmark.

Aug 29 2018

U.S. Senate confirms pair of commissioners to join CFTC

WASHINGTON The U.S. Senate voted late Tuesday to confirm Dawn Stump and Dan Berkovitz to join the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, handing the derivatives regulator a full complement of commissioners for the first time under President Donald Trump.

Aug 28 2018

U.S. banking regulator kicks off low-income lending rules rewrite

WASHINGTON A federal regulator said on Tuesday it is seeking input on rewriting decades-old rules aimed at encouraging bank lending in low-income communities.

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