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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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NAFTA negotiators trade barbs, indicate wide differences

WASHINGTON The top U.S. and Canadian and trade officials on Tuesday accused each other of sabotaging efforts to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement, even as they and Mexico agreed to extend talks into the first quarter of 2018. | Video

17 Oct 2017

NAFTA trade ministers to square off over hard-line U.S. demands

WASHINGTON, Oct 17 Trade ministers from the United States, Canada and Mexico wrap up a contentious round of NAFTA trade talks on Tuesday marked by aggressive U.S. demands that have left the future of the 23-year-old free trade pact in doubt.

16 Oct 2017

Tough U.S. NAFTA demands send ball back into lobbyists' court

ARLINGTON, Va. Lobbying efforts on the North American Free Trade Agreement faced a major test this week after the Trump administration ignored advice from U.S. business groups and pitched proposals to radically reshape NAFTA, leaving its future in doubt.

16 Oct 2017

Tough U.S. NAFTA demands send ball back into lobbyists' court

ARLINGTON, Va., Oct 16 Lobbying efforts on the North American Free Trade Agreement hit a crucial stage this week after the Trump administration ignored the U.S. business community's advice and pitched proposals to radically reshape NAFTA, leaving its future in doubt.

14 Oct 2017

Grim reality of NAFTA talks sets in after tough U.S. demands

ARLINGTON, Va. Negotiators from Canada and Mexico grappled with U.S. demands to drastically alter the North American Free Trade Agreement on Saturday, as talks over renewal of the pact vilified by President Donald Trump ran through a fourth straight day.

13 Oct 2017

U.S. demands regional steel, aluminium in NAFTA auto rules - sources

ARLINGTON, Va. The Trump administration is demanding the use of North American-made steel, aluminium, copper and plastic resins in cars and trucks sold under North American Free Trade Agreement rules, as it seeks to give U.S. industry a boost.

13 Oct 2017

U.S. hikes tensions in NAFTA talks with call for 'sunset clause'

ARLINGTON, Va. Washington has dramatically increased tensions in talks to renew the North American Free Trade Agreement by proposing that the lifespan of any new deal be limited to five years, people familiar with the negotiations said on Thursday. | Video

12 Oct 2017

Ending NAFTA could cost U.S. up to 50,000 auto parts jobs: study

WASHINGTON The U.S. auto parts industry could lose up to 50,000 jobs if the North American Free Trade Agreement is terminated and companies must pay higher tariffs to ship products to Mexico and Canada, according to a new study set for release on Thursday.

11 Oct 2017

NAFTA talks hit contentious phase as Canadian PM fights for trade pact

WASHINGTON, Oct 11 Contentious new U.S. demands are set to hit NAFTA negotiating tables on Wednesday, threatening to push modernization talks toward collapse as Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau again tries to remind U.S. President Donald Trump of the trade pact's merits.

11 Oct 2017

U.S. Treasury dashes hopes for near-term World Bank capital hike

WASHINGTON A U.S. Treasury official dashed hopes for a World Bank capital increase in the near term, saying the multilateral lender first needs to review its balance sheet to ensure resources are going to countries and projects that need them most.

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