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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 23 2018

Surging bond yields to pinch home owners, retirees

NEW YORK A surge in bond yields that sent stock markets skidding from record highs this month may have ripple effects outside Wall Street, as home ownership costs rise and nest eggs shrink.

Feb 20 2018

U.S. short-term borrowing costs hit highest since 2008

NEW YORK Some of the U.S. government's short-term borrowing costs rose to their highest level in more than nine years on Tuesday as the government raised $179 billion in the Treasury securities market to fund spending and make debt payments.

Feb 18 2018

Jittery U.S. bond market braces for supply wave

NEW YORK Bond investors, who have been on edge over signs of growing inflation and a possibly more aggressive Federal Reserve, will have their work cut out for them as the U.S. government seeks to sell $258 billion worth of debt this coming week.

Feb 14 2018

'Scorching' CPI bolsters bets on U.S. rate hikes

NEW YORK U.S. interest rates futures fell on Wednesday as stronger-than-forecast increases in domestic consumer prices in January bolstered bets the Federal Reserve may raise short-term interest rates four times in 2018.

Feb 13 2018

Bond market braces for T-bill deluge after U.S. budget deal

NEW YORK Bond traders and investors offered a lukewarm embrace this week to an expected surge in U.S. government debt supply in the coming weeks following last week's budget deal that will raise federal spending by almost $300 billion over the next two years.

Feb 12 2018

Global growth outlook seen intact as stock market rebounds

NEW YORK Wall Street's solid rebound on Monday following a two-week roller-coaster ride preserved investors' outlook that the global economy remains on a steady growth path, analysts said.

Feb 09 2018

Dollar posts best week in 15 months amid market turmoil

NEW YORK The dollar rose on Friday for its strongest week against a basket of currencies in nearly 15 months as some traders piled into the greenback in a week of tremendous swings felt in stock and bond markets around the world.

Feb 08 2018

Dollar holds firm as U.S. stocks plummet

NEW YORK The dollar was little changed on Thursday against a basket of currencies in choppy trading, fading from a two-week high as investors reduced bets against the greenback on renewed turbulence in the stock and bond markets.

Feb 07 2018

Fed's Dudley eyes risks of betting on volatility

NEW YORK Financial products that bet on swings in equities and cryptocurrencies should be monitored to understand their risk to market stability, Federal Reserve Bank of New York President William Dudley said on Wednesday.

Feb 06 2018

Fed seen staying on rate-hike path after stock market plunge

NEW YORK Monday's rout on Wall Street frayed investors' nerves, but it is not enough to knock the Federal Reserve off course from its intended path to further raise interest rates in 2018 as the economy continues to hum along, analysts say.


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