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Saqib Iqbal Ahmed

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

Dec 12 2017

Bitcoin futures suggest breakneck rise in price to slow

By Saqib Iqbal Ahmed, Jemima Kelly and Gertrude Chavez-Dreyfuss | Video

Dec 10 2017

After bitcoin’s wild week, traders brace for futures launch

NEW YORK, Dec 10 The newest way to bet on bitcoin, the cyptocurrency that has taken Wall Street by storm with its stratospheric price rise and wild daily gyrations, will arrive on Sunday when bitcoin futures start trading.

Dec 06 2017

Bitcoin zooms above $13,000 to record high on relentless demand

TOKYO/NEW YORK Bitcoin extended its rally on Wednesday, breaking above $13,000 to a record high despite questions about the cryptocurrency's real value and worries about a dangerous bubble. | Video

Dec 06 2017

Dollar index edges higher; bitcoin zooms above $13,000

NEW YORK The dollar edged higher against a basket of major currencies to hit a two-week high on Wednesday, as market participants grew more optimistic about lawmakers' progress on U.S. tax legislation.

Dec 01 2017

Dollar slumps on report ex-adviser Flynn to testify against Trump

NEW YORK The greenback slipped against a basket of currencies on Friday after ABC News reported that Michael Flynn, a former adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump, said he was prepared to testify that Trump directed him to make contact with the Russians when he was a presidential candidate.

Dec 01 2017

'VIX elephant' catches a lucky break as volatility spikes

NEW YORK An unnamed trader dubbed the "VIX elephant," who for months has been prepared for a stock market slump, capitalized on a short-lived spike in volatility on Friday to adjust a massive options hedge.

Dec 01 2017

'VIX elephant' catches a lucky break as volatility spikes

NEW YORK, Dec 1 An unnamed trader dubbed the "VIX elephant," who for months has been prepared for a stock market slump, capitalized on a short-lived spike in volatility on Friday to adjust a massive options hedge.

Nov 30 2017

Dollar slips against euro on month-end moves, gains on yen

NEW YORK The dollar slipped to a four-day low against the euro on Thursday, hurt by selling pressure due to month-end adjustments, but rallied against the Japanese yen as U.S. Treasury yields rose on optimism about U.S. tax overhaul efforts.

Nov 29 2017

Dollar steady as strong U.S. data supports; tax bill progress eyed

NEW YORK The dollar was steady against a basket of currencies on Wednesday, supported by strong U.S. third-quarter economic growth data, but uncertainty surrounding lawmakers’ efforts to pass a tax bill kept dollar bulls in check.

Nov 29 2017

Bitcoin's blistering rally breaches $11,000 mark

NEW YORK Red-hot bitcoin soared through an all-time high above $11,000 on Wednesday, taking its gains to nearly 1,000 percent so far this year, the most of any asset class.

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