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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

17 Oct 2017

Egypt expects to renew financing deal with global banks

NEW YORK Egyptian Finance Minister Amr El-Garhy said on Monday he expects a financing agreement with a consortium of global banks will be renewed for another year with the aim to boost foreign reserves while the government implements economic reforms.

10 Oct 2017

Factbox - Can Trump kill NFL stadium tax breaks? Five facts to consider

NEW YORK U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday stepped up his war of words over National Football League players’ silent protests against racial injustice, saying the world’s top-grossing sports league should not be given tax breaks while athletes kneel during the national anthem.

10 Oct 2017

Factbox: Can Trump kill NFL stadium tax breaks? Five facts to consider

NEW YORK U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday stepped up his war of words over National Football League players’ silent protests against racial injustice, saying the world’s top-grossing sports league should not be given tax breaks while athletes kneel during the national anthem.

10 Oct 2017

Factbox: Can Trump kill NFL stadium tax breaks? Five facts to consider

NEW YORK U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday stepped up his war of words over National Football League players’ silent protests against racial injustice, saying the world’s top-grossing sports league should not be given tax breaks while athletes kneel during the national anthem.

05 Oct 2017

Puerto Rico benchmark bond drops to record low after Trump remark

NEW YORK Puerto Rico's benchmark general obligation bonds fell on Wednesday, hitting a record low, after U.S. President Donald Trump suggested late on Tuesday that island's massive debt load will have to be wiped out because of devastation caused by Hurricane Maria.

05 Aug 2017

Puerto Rico oversight board orders furloughs, governor defiant

Puerto Rico's federally appointed financial oversight board said on Friday it will institute a two-day per month work furlough for government employees, but a defiant Governor Ricardo Rossello rejected the measure out of hand.

04 Aug 2017

Puerto Rico to furlough workers, proposes pension plan reform

Aug 4 Puerto Rico's federally appointed financial oversight board said on Friday it will institute a two-day per month work furlough for government employees, excluding frontline law enforcement personnel, in an effort to achieve $218 million in savings.

03 Aug 2017

Puerto Rico July tax collection ahead of forecast: official

NEW YORK Puerto Rico's tax revenue collection in July was ahead of projections, the U.S. commonwealth's treasury secretary said on Wednesday, a positive start to the new fiscal year for an island struggling with bankruptcy and a 45 percent poverty rate.

28 Jul 2017

Tobacco bond prices weaker after U.S. proposes cigarette nicotine cut

NEW YORK, July 28 Tobacco settlement bond prices, part of the high-yield U.S. municipal bond sector, fell on Friday along with a drop in share prices for U.S. and UK tobacco companies after Washington D.C. proposed cutting nicotine levels in cigarettes.

08 Jun 2017

U.S. judge reassigns last few cases in Argentina debt saga

NEW YORK, June 8 The New York federal judge who ruled in favor of deep-pocketed hedge funds against the government of Argentina in a historic 15-year-old sovereign debt default dispute has reassigned the last few unresolved cases, court records showed on Thursday.

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