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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NEW YORK (Reuters Breakingviews) - How bad will the Republican tax plan be for New York City? Alicia Glen, who looks after economic development for America's largest city, says it will hit 700,000 taxpayers and depress property values. But it won't make the Big Apple any less appetizing for the best and brightest.
NEW YORK (Reuters Breakingviews) - Just before Thanksgiving, the families of 10 victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting came closer to something like justice than they have in the nearly five years since 20 children and six educators were murdered in their classrooms. They had their day before Connecticut's Supreme Court, which agreed to consider their contention that the maker of the AR-15 rifle used in the tragedy could be held liable for the killings.
(In this Dec. 8 story, corrects Peters' affiliation in paragraph 12 to reflect company name change)
NEW YORK The Federal Reserve Bank of New York will soon narrow its search for candidates to fill what is considered the Fed's second-most powerful job after having scouted a diverse field, from a local business school dean to a former Fed governor.
NEW YORK, Dec 8 The Federal Reserve Bank of New York will soon narrow its search for candidates to fill what is considered the Fed's second-most powerful job after having scouted a diverse field, from a local business school dean to a former Fed governor.
MUMBAI (Reuters Breakingviews) - Donald Trump has staked his political colors to the mast of a rising stock market like no other U.S. president. He regularly argues at home and abroad that the increase in equity prices since his election in November 2016 validates his business-friendly policies and overall stewardship of the economy. What he doesn't mention is that much of the rest of the world's bourses actually outperformed America's in dollar terms, which is what matters to U.S. voters.
NEW YORK (Reuters Breakingviews) - Since June, when Amazon.com agreed to buy Whole Foods Market, Kroger, the largest publicly traded U.S. supermarket chain, has seen nearly $8 billion of its market value disappear. That is a testament to the Shiva-like force the e-commerce pioneer led by Jeff Bezos can unleash, threatening to destroy swaths of the retail landscape and many of its jobs.
NEW YORK (Reuters Breakingviews) - From Goldman Sachs partner to Fortress founder and now bitcoin trader, the chief executive of Galaxy Investment Partners has something of a Midas touch. He swings by Times Square to talk about how he's making a killing with a new hedge fund betting on crypto-currencies.
NEW YORK (Reuters Breakingviews) - It doesn’t take much imagination at work to grasp the religious undertones in General Electric boss John Flannery's plan for the $178 billion conglomerate. He says he is "looking for the soul of the company again." Now, some 100 days into the job, Flannery has categorically exorcised the ghosts of false expectations past by halving its dividend, reducing earnings guidance and questioning entire swaths of the company's portfolio of industrial assets. Next up is GE's board of directors.
LISBON (Reuters Breakingviews) - Not many regulators get the celebrity treatment accorded Margrethe Vestager. The European commissioner for competition took the stage on Monday in front of a crowd of thousands. “Society is about people, and not about technology,” she said to raucous applause at Web Summit in Lisbon, an annual gathering that has become the closest thing to the technology industry's version of the Rebel Alliance from Star Wars.