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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

Nov 17 2017

Oil climbs, but still set for first weekly fall in six

LONDON Oil prices rose on Friday but were still on track for a week of losses due to concerns about oversupply, as signs of rising U.S. output were compounded by doubts that Russia would support an OPEC deal to extend curbs on production.

Nov 10 2017

Sterling climbs as political risks ease

LONDON Sterling closed the week on firmer ground, climbing around half a percent against the dollar on Friday as better-than-expected data on British industry and rising confidence in the progress of Brexit talks supported the currency.

Nov 10 2017

Sterling struggles as political headwinds grow; data eyed

LONDON, Nov 10 Sterling consolidated losses on Friday as political uncertainty around the progress of negotiations over Britain's departure from the European Union continued to weigh on the currency.

Nov 09 2017

Sterling slips for third day on UK political uncertainty

LONDON Sterling fell for a third consecutive day on Thursday as growing political turbulence surrounding Prime Minister Theresa May's government sapped institutional investors' demand for British assets.

Nov 09 2017

Sterling skirts Westminster turmoil, holds steady vs dollar

LONDON, Nov 9 Britain's sterling inched up on Thursday as expectations for a gradual tightening of policy from the Bank of England protected the pound from the political turmoil engulfing Prime Minister Theresa May's government.

Nov 08 2017

Political turmoil pushes sterling towards one-month lows

LONDON The British pound fell towards one-month lows on Wednesday, weighed down by a spiralling political drama in Westminster and growing doubts over Prime Minister Theresa May's ability to deliver a good Brexit deal.

Nov 08 2017

String of scandals trips up sterling ahead of new Brexit talks

LONDON, Nov 8 Sterling slipped on Wednesday, with a string of scandals in the ruling Conservative party and evidence of growing doubts over Prime Minister Theresa May's ability to deliver a good Brexit deal putting pressure on the pound.

Nov 08 2017

'Storm in a tea cup' - Catalonia is no repeat of euro crisis

LONDON Even though Catalonia's bid for independence may be Spain's worst political crisis in decades, it has been no Grexit, Brexit or even Frexit for foreign investors.

Nov 07 2017

Sterling slips on worries over Britain's economic health

LONDON Sterling slipped against a stronger dollar on Tuesday, kept under pressure by worries over the health of the economy as Britain prepares to leave the European Union, with the latest data offering little respite after a heavy sell-off last week.

Nov 07 2017

Sterling steadies on cautious optimism; Brexit talks eyed

LONDON, Nov 7 Sterling held broadly steady against the dollar on Tuesday, extending its gains from Monday after a dramatic fall last week, as a new round of Brexit talks on the horizon gave a cautious boost to investor optimism.

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