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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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EU worker exodus threatens UK food industry, some leaving already - survey

LONDON Nearly half of businesses operating in Britain's food supply chain say European Union workers are thinking about leaving because of uncertainty around Brexit, an industry survey showed on Thursday.

22 Aug 2017

Britain posts first July budget surplus in 15 years, outlook darker

LONDON Britain unexpectedly posted its first budget surplus for any July since 2002 according to official data on Tuesday, welcome news for finance minister Philip Hammond in what still looks likely to be a difficult financial year for the government.

21 Aug 2017

Britain's current account deficit was bigger than thought in 2015 - ONS

LONDON Britain's current account deficit, the largest of any major economy last year, was even bigger in 2015 than previously thought, according to new estimates from the Office for National Statistics.

16 Aug 2017

UK unemployment falls to lowest since 1975, wage growth still muted

LONDON Britain's labor market confounded a sluggish economy in the second quarter as the unemployment rate fell to its lowest since 1975.

11 Aug 2017

UK exports disappoint as economy limps to end of weak first half

LONDON Britain's economy put in a weak performance in June when declines in car manufacturing, construction and exports gave an uninspiring end to the weakest first half of any year since 2012. | Video

05 Aug 2017

No let-up likely in Trump trade war talk

LONDON Talk of trade war looks here to stay for the time being, especially as data over the coming week seems more likely than not to aggravate U.S. President Donald Trump's gripes with China and Germany.

03 Aug 2017

Pay for UK's top bosses drops sharply, investors say more to do

(This story corrects paragraph 7 to read "last" instead of "next" and "were" instead of "are".) | Video

01 Aug 2017

Export boost helps UK manufacturing growth recover in July - PMI

LONDON The biggest surge in export orders since 2010 helped British factories to recover in July from a seven-month low, according to a survey on Tuesday that may temper some of the concerns among Bank of England officials about a slowdown in the economy.

27 Jul 2017

British government appoints its top economist Bank of England deputy

LONDON The British government's top economist will move to the Bank of England to serve as one of its most senior policymakers, joining the central bank as it steers the financial system through political negotiations to leave the European Union.

26 Jul 2017

Sluggish UK economy inches forward, Bank of England unlikely to act

LONDON Britain's economy failed to build much momentum over the past three months after almost stalling at the start of the year, reducing an already slim chance that the Bank of England will soon reverse last year's emergency interest rate cut. | Video

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