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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

28 Apr 2017

Improvements to South Korea-U.S. trade deal may not shrink America's deficit

WASHINGTON A five-year-old U.S.-South Korean trade deal could be improved to increase access for American vehicles and deter currency manipulation, but changes will not necessarily shrink the U.S. trade deficit with the Asian export powerhouse.

28 Apr 2017

Trump says was 'psyched to terminate NAFTA' but reconsidered

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump told Reuters on Thursday that he was "psyched" to terminate the NAFTA trade deal with Canada and Mexico, but changed his mind after their leaders asked for it to be renegotiated instead. | Video

28 Apr 2017

Boeing seeks U.S. anti-dumping probe against Bombardier jet

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK Boeing Co on Thursday asked the U.S. Commerce Department to investigate alleged subsidies and unfair pricing for Canadian planemaker Bombardier's new CSeries airplane, adding to growing trade tensions between the United States and Canada.

28 Apr 2017

Trump steps back from brink of killing North American trade pact

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump said on Thursday he pulled back from the brink of killing the 23-year-old trade pact with Canada and Mexico after requests from their leaders and expressed optimism about winning better U.S. terms in a renegotiated deal. | Video

27 Apr 2017

U.S. launches national security probe into aluminum imports

WASHINGTON The U.S. Commerce Department launched an investigation on Wednesday to determine whether a flood of aluminum imports from China and elsewhere was compromising U.S. national security, a step that could lead to broad import restrictions on the metal.

26 Apr 2017

Trump U.S. tax plan will not manage to pay for itself with growth: experts

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump's tax-cut plan will generate growth, but not nearly enough to replace trillions of dollars in lost revenues, while rising deficits could even take back some of the economic gains, fiscal experts said on Wednesday.

25 Apr 2017

Indonesia won't need to repeat spending cuts this year: Indrawati

WASHINGTON Indonesia will not need to repeat last year's major spending cut as the government's revenue projections look "on track" amid strengthening growth, Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati told Reuters.

25 Apr 2017

Ahead of NAFTA talks, U.S. sets 20 percent duties on Canadian softwood lumber

WASHINGTON The United States will impose preliminary anti-subsidy duties averaging 20 percent on imports of Canadian softwood lumber, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said on Monday, escalating a long-running trade dispute between the two neighbors.

23 Apr 2017

World Bank Group, China-led AIIB agree to deepen cooperation

WASHINGTON The World Bank Group and the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank said on Sunday they agreed to deepen their cooperation with a framework for knowledge sharing, staff exchanges, analytical work, development financing and country-level coordination.

21 Apr 2017

Hammond sees U.S. free trade deal 'straightforward'

WASHINGTON A free trade deal between Britain and the United States would be "relatively straightforward" to negotiate because the two countries are similar, high-wage economies with floating exchange rates, Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond said on Friday.

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