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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

Oct 30 2015

Brazil Oi in exclusive talks with LetterOne for merger with TIM

SAO PAULO/MOSCOW Brazil's telecommunications group Oi SA and investment firm LetterOne said on Friday they entered exclusive financing negotiations for a merger with rival TIM Participações SA .

Oct 15 2015

Fitch cuts Brazil rating, says investment grade at risk

SAO PAULO Fitch Ratings on Thursday cut Brazil's credit rating to the brink of junk, warning the country could soon lose its coveted investment grade rating as government finances deteriorate amid a prolonged recession and persistent political uncertainty.

Sep 25 2015

Brazil ramps up real support, but sees reserves as last resort

SAO PAULO Brazil's central bank says it might dip into its dollar reserves to support its tumbling currency but people who work closely with the bank say it will use other tools until it sees dollars leaving the economy.

Sep 24 2015

Brazil's beleaguered currency rebounds after intervention threat

BRASILIA/SAO PAULO Brazil's currency rebounded strongly after the central bank vowed to defend it with every weapon it had, lifting the real off all times lows struck earlier on Thursday as investors fretted over the outlook for Latin America's largest economy.

Sep 24 2015

Brazil's beleaguered currency rebounds after intervention threat

BRASILIA/SAO PAULO Brazil's currency rebounded strongly after the central bank vowed to defend it with every weapon it had, lifting the real off all times lows struck earlier on Thursday as investors fretted over the outlook for Latin America's largest economy.

Sep 24 2015

Brazil's beleaguered currency rebounds after intervention threat

BRASILIA/SAO PAULO Brazil's depressed currency rebounded on Thursday after the head of its central bank vowed to use all instruments in its arsenal to curtail the real's collapse as investors fret over the future of Latin America's largest economy.

Sep 23 2015

Brazil currency tumbles as crisis worries swamp intervention

SAO PAULO The Brazilian real tumbled anew on Wednesday as fears of deteriorating government finances, a mounting political crisis and weaker Chinese demand for raw materials overwhelmed currency intervention by the central bank.

Sep 22 2015

Brazil better off than countries that lost investment grade: Moody's

SAO PAULO Brazil remains in better shape than countries that lost their investment-grade credit rating, a senior analyst with Moody's Investors Service said on Tuesday, suggesting the country's sharp economic downturn was not enough for a downgrade to junk.

Sep 11 2015

Brazil still has time to avert second junk downgrade, seen as bigger threat

RIO DE JANEIRO Standard & Poor's decision to strip Brazil of its investment-grade credit rating puts pressure on competing ratings firms to follow suit, but the government still has time to avert another downgrade to junk which would cost billions of dollars in foreign investment.

Sep 11 2015

Brazil still has time to avert 2nd junk downgrade, seen as bigger threat

RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept 11 Standard & Poor's decision to strip Brazil of its investment-grade credit rating puts pressure on competing ratings firms to follow suit, but the government still has time to avert another downgrade to junk which would cost billions of dollars in foreign investment.

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