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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.

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Wall Street higher on optimism over tax bill, Fed's economic outlook

Wall Street indexes hovered around record levels on Thursday, perked up by the Federal Reserve's upbeat view on the economy and news that the Republicans' tax code overhaul is set to face final votes in Congress before the year-end.

Nov 16 2017

Wall Street recovers on strong Wal-Mart, Cisco earnings

U.S. stock indexes recovered from two days of losses on Thursday after technology stocks got a boost from Cisco results and Wal-Mart soared to a record high. | Video

Nov 02 2017

Wall Street drifts with eyes on Fed chief announcement

The Dow was slightly higher while the S&P and the Nasdaq pared losses in early afternoon trading on Thursday, as investors parsed the Republican tax-cut proposals and ahead of the impending announcement of the next Federal Reserve Chair

Nov 01 2017

S&P, Dow flat ahead of Fed announcement

The S&P and the Dow were little changed on Wednesday, as investors awaited a statement from the U.S. Federal Reserve following its two-day policy meeting.

Oct 31 2017

Wall Street inches higher on gains in techs, consumer staples

Gains in technology stocks and a jump in shares of consumer companies Mondelez and Kellogg on Tuesday put the three major Wall Street indexes on track for their best monthly gains since February. | Video

Oct 30 2017

Wall Street extends loss after report of gradual tax cuts

U.S. stocks extended losses in early afternoon trading on Monday after a report that the House of Representatives was discussing "a gradual phase-in" for President Donald Trump's corporate tax cut plans.

Oct 23 2017

Wall Street at record levels after Abe's election win

Wall Street indexes hovered at record levels on Monday as investors cheered the continuation of "Abenomics" following Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's emphatic win in the weekend polls.

Oct 20 2017

Wall Street up as progress in Trump's tax plan lifts hopes

U.S. stocks extended gains in early afternoon trading on Friday to scale new highs on hopes that President Donald Trump's tax-cut plan would make further headway after the Senate passed a budget resolution.

Oct 18 2017

Dow stays above 23,000-mark on IBM surge

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rallied above the 23,000-mark on Wednesday, propelled by IBM's 9 percent surge after the computing giant hinted a return to revenue growth.

Sep 20 2017

Wall Street flat; all eyes on Fed policy decision

U.S. stocks were little changed in early afternoon trading on Wednesday as investors awaited the Federal Reserve's policy decision for clues on the future path of interest rates.

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