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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

Aug 10 2018

UK economy picks up some speed, Brexit hurdles ahead

LONDON Britain's economy picked up some speed in the second quarter after a sharp winter slowdown in early 2018 but lost momentum in June, underlining its stuttering performance ahead of Brexit in less than eight months' time. | Video

Aug 09 2018

Control immigration, but keep workers coming: UK employers

LONDON Britain's leading employers' group said on Friday it accepted that Prime Minister Theresa May would need to impose controls on EU citizens working in the UK after Brexit, but new immigration rules must not stop companies from hiring the staff they need.

Aug 07 2018

No-deal Brexit? What it might mean for Britain

LONDON/GENEVA The prospect of a "no-deal Brexit" appears to have grown after the European Union's negotiator rejected last month central elements of Prime Minister Theresa May's proposals for a new trade agreement.

Aug 02 2018

Bank of England raises rates above crisis lows, signals no rush for next hike

LONDON The Bank of England pushed interest rates above their financial crisis lows on Thursday, but signalled it was in no hurry to raise them further as Britain heads for Brexit next year with no clear plan for leaving the European Union. | Video

Aug 02 2018

Bank of England poised to raise rates despite Brexit risk

LONDON The Bank of England looks set to raise interest rates on Thursday to their highest level since the financial crisis almost a decade ago, defying warnings that it is taking a gamble while the terms of Brexit remain unclear.

Aug 01 2018

UK factories lose steam on eve of Bank of England rate decision

LONDON British factories lost momentum in July and manufacturers were their most downbeat in nearly two years, a survey showed on Wednesday, but the data was unlikely to deter the Bank of England from raising interest rates on Thursday. | Video

Jul 26 2018

Bank of England poised to push rates above crisis lows

LONDON The Bank of England looks set to pass a post-financial crisis milestone next week by finally raising interest rates above their emergency levels set more than nine years ago.

Jul 10 2018

UK economy brightens as Bank of England nears rate decision

LONDON Britain's economy picked up a bit of speed in May after slowing in early 2018, according to official figures that will give the Bank of England more confidence about raising interest rates next month for only the second time in over a decade. | Video

Jul 09 2018

UK police hunt nerve agent container after woman dies

LONDON A woman who died after being poisoned with a nerve agent that also struck a former Russian spy in March must have handled a contaminated item, and tracking it down is key to police investigations, Britain's top counter-terrorism officer said. | Video

Jul 06 2018

As Trump heads for Europe, trade strains start to show

LONDON The global economy is starting to show signs of strain from the "America First" push of U.S President Donald Trump who will hear renewed pleas to step back from a broader trade war when he visits Europe in the coming week.

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