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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

Jan 08 2015

Underground and on rooftops, farms set roots in big cities

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - On a cold and rainy Friday afternoon, Steven Dring is tending his baby carrots in a somewhat unusual setting. The green shoots are in a try of volcanic glass crystals under LED lights - and the tray is in a tunnel 33 metres underneath a busy London street.

Jan 08 2015

Underground and on rooftops, farms set roots in big cities

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - On a cold and rainy Friday afternoon, Steven Dring is tending his baby carrots in a somewhat unusual setting. The green shoots are in a try of volcanic glass crystals under LED lights - and the tray is in a tunnel 33 meters underneath a busy London street.

Jan 08 2015

Underground and on rooftops, farms set roots in big cities - TRFN

LONDON, Jan 8 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - On a cold and rainy Friday afternoon, Steven Dring is tending his baby carrots in a somewhat unusual setting. The green shoots are in a try of volcanic glass crystals under LED lights - and the tray is in a tunnel 33 metres underneath a busy London street.

Jul 12 2014

Finance secretary Mayaram defends 4.1 percent fiscal deficit target

NEW DELHI Finance Secretary Arvind Mayaram said that plans announced in this week's budget to stick to a fiscal deficit target of 4.1 percent of GDP are "very credible", despite criticism from ratings agencies that the number is optimistic.

Jul 12 2014

India finance secretary defends 4.1 percent fiscal deficit target

NEW DELHI India's top finance ministry official said that plans announced in this week's budget to stick to a fiscal deficit target of 4.1 percent of GDP are "very credible", despite criticism from ratings agencies that the number is optimistic.

Jul 12 2014

India finance secretary defends 4.1 pct fiscal deficit target

NEW DELHI, July 12 India's top finance ministry official said that plans announced in this week's budget to stick to a fiscal deficit target of 4.1 percent of GDP are "very credible", despite criticism from ratings agencies that the number is optimistic.

Jul 02 2014

India finance minister UFO Facebook post angers "common men"

NEW DELHI With many Indians worrying about the threat of tough measures in their new government's first budget next week, a Facebook post suggesting the finance minister might be pondering less earthly matters quickly roused anger on Wednesday.

Jul 02 2014

Arun Jaitley's UFO Facebook post angers "common men"

NEW DELHI With many Indians worrying about the threat of tough measures in their new government's first budget next week, a Facebook post suggesting the finance minister might be pondering less earthly matters quickly roused anger on Wednesday.

Jul 02 2014

India finance minister UFO Facebook post angers "common men"

NEW DELHI, July 2 With many Indians worrying about the threat of tough measures in their new government's first budget next week, a Facebook post suggesting the finance minister might be pondering less earthly matters quickly roused anger on Wednesday.

Jun 19 2014

India moves to tighten controls on foreign funding for Greenpeace

NEW DELHI India has asked the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to tighten controls on moving funds from abroad into Greenpeace's accounts, intensifying concerns that the new government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be tough on foreign-funded activist groups.

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