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Stanley White

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

Aug 13 2018

Japan's labor crunch is reshaping how companies attract workers

(This August 1 story has been corrected to remove erroneous information in 17th paragraph)

Aug 10 2018

Japan's economy rebounds on brisk spending but trade rifts cloud outlook

TOKYO Japan's economy grew more than expected in the second quarter, helped by strong household and business spending and recovering from an earlier contraction, but global trade tensions loom as major risks to the export and investment outlook. | Video

Aug 09 2018

Japan machinery orders tumble, fuel doubts on capex

TOKYO Japan's core machinery orders tumbled in June at the fastest pace in six months, with firms expecting another modest drop in the third quarter in a sign capital expenditure may have peaked out as global trade friction clouds the horizon.

Aug 07 2018

Japan wage growth hits 21-year high, signals pickup in household spending

TOKYO Japan's household spending slid in June but real wages rose at their fastest pace in more than 21 years thanks to higher summer bonuses, a sign the benefits of a prolonged economic recovery are broadening.

Jul 31 2018

BOJ seeks to make its ammunition last longer as options dwindle

TOKYO The Bank of Japan pledged to keep its massive stimulus in place but made tweaks to reduce adverse effects of its policies on markets and commercial banks, reflecting the central bank's view that its inflation target remains stubbornly out of reach. | Video

Jul 31 2018

Japans Notenbank will Niedrigzinsen noch lange beibehalten

Tokio Die japanische Notenbank will wegen der anhaltend schwachen Inflation die Zinsen noch für längere Zeit extrem niedrig halten.

Jul 29 2018

Japan retail sales pick up in positive sign for spending

TOKYO Japan's retail sales climbed more than expected in June due to increased spending on fuel, appliances and cosmetics, in a positive sign that households are growing more confident in the economy.

Jul 27 2018

Japan's Aso wants G20 meetings to 'nip crises in the bud'

TOKYO Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso on Friday said he wanted next year's Group of 20 meetings in Osaka to focus on identifying problems in the global economy before they worsen, and ruled out pursuing a two-way free trade pact with the United States.

Jul 19 2018

Japan exports to U.S. fall, business mood sours amid fears of trade war

TOKYO Japan's exports to the United States fell for the first time in 17 months and Japanese business sentiment soured amid worries about U.S. President Donald Trump's protectionist trade policies.

Jul 18 2018

Japan exports to U.S. fall for first time in 17 months amid protectionism fears

TOKYO Japan's exports to the United States fell in June for the first time in 17 months amid worries about U.S. President Donald Trump's protectionist trade policies.

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