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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

Feb 22 2018

U.S. copper stocks sprint to record high, reflecting transport costs, weak demand

LONDON Record high stocks of copper in land-locked Arizona and Utah are a reflection of soaring transport costs in the United States and weak demand for the industrial metal produced in the Americas, copper industry sources say.

Feb 21 2018

Apple in talks with miners to secure cobalt supplies: sources

LONDON Apple Inc is talking to major cobalt producers to secure supplies of the material vital for the lithium-ion rechargeable batteries that power its mobile phones, three cobalt industry sources said.

Feb 13 2018

Exclusive: London Metal Exchange aims to ban metal sourced with child labor

LONDON/BEIJING The London Metal Exchange could remove companies from its list of approved metal suppliers if they fall short of industry standards following an outcry about cobalt mined by children in Africa, three sources said.

Feb 07 2018

GRAPHIC-China's war on noxious smog stokes rally in minor metals

BENGALURU/LONDON, Feb 7 China's environmental crackdown is curbing supplies of minor metals such as steel-making ingredient vanadium and defence equipment material germanium, and fuelling an already potent price rally which shows no sign of abating.

Jan 22 2018

Exclusive: World Gold Council investigates standard for gold kilobars

LONDON The World Gold Council (WGC) is studying the creation of a global standard for gold kilobars so they can be deployed as collateral in futures markets and potentially encourage demand, sources close to the matter said.

Dec 21 2017

Falling output in China drives aluminum to six-week high

LONDON Aluminum prices hit six-week peaks on Thursday as data showing lower output in China reinforced expectations of tighter supplies.

Dec 12 2017

Seasonal battery demand, tight supply to buoy lead prices

LONDON Seasonally strong demand from battery makers, tight supplies caused by mine shutdowns and dwindling inventories in London Metal Exchange warehouses are expected to sustain lead prices, which recently hit six-year highs.

Dec 11 2017

Exclusive: China's Nanjing Hanrui can't be sure its cobalt did not involve child labor

LONDON/BEIJING - China's Nanjing Hanrui Cobalt, which sells the metal to a firm approved by the London Metal Exchange, said it was unable to ascertain that its products did not involve the use of child labor in Africa.

Dec 04 2017

Gold slips towards four-week lows, at risk from higher dollar

LONDON Gold prices fell on Monday towards the four-week lows hit last week as the dollar strengthened after U.S. politicians approved a major tax overhaul and the market looked ahead to a meeting of the Federal Reserve later this month.

Nov 29 2017

Exclusive: South Africa's PIC wants Lonmin board seats, Johannesburg main listing

(This version of the Nov 28 story was corrected to make clear PIC is largest Lonmin shareholder not majority owner in paragraph 2)

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