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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

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UK economy slows more than expected in first quarter as inflation hits

LONDON Britain's economy slowed more sharply than previously thought in early 2017 as the rise in inflation since the Brexit vote hit consumers and a weaker pound failed to boost exports, official figures showed on Thursday, two weeks before an election.

18 May 2017

UK shoppers shrug off inflation pressure as sun comes out

LONDON British shoppers set aside their concerns about fast-rising inflation following the Brexit vote and stepped up spending last month at the fastest rate in years, encouraged by fine weather, official data showed.

16 May 2017

Inflation tightens screw on UK consumers as election nears

LONDON British inflation hit its highest level since September 2013 last month, extending its sharp rise since the vote to leave the European Union and tightening the squeeze on living costs as a national election approaches. | Video

12 May 2017

'Smooth' Brexit should allow solid UK growth, BoE's Carney says

LONDON Britain should enjoy solid growth if Brexit goes smoothly, but in the short run households are likely to be hit by inflation prompted by the decision to leave the European Union, the Bank of England said on Thursday. | Video

11 May 2017

UK election dampens outlook for house prices - RICS

LONDON British property surveyors are their most downbeat about the short-term outlook for house prices since just after last year's Brexit vote, with next month's national election adding to caution among buyers in a market that is already slowing.

09 May 2017

British exporters see few long-term gains from sterling windfall

SHEFFIELD, England With 85 percent of its customers outside Britain, Sheffield-based Gripple should be cheering the plunge in sterling since last year's vote to leave the European Union, which means every overseas sale brings in more pounds than before. | Video

04 May 2017

UK services firms surprise with bounce, homebuyers cautious

LONDON Britain's economy picked up some steam in April after slowing in early 2017, a closely-watched survey suggested on Thursday, welcome news for Prime Minister Theresa May ahead of a national election in just over a month's time.

28 Apr 2017

British economy slows sharply as inflation hits home

LONDON Britain's economy slowed sharply in the first three months of 2017 as households and high streets felt the pinch from higher inflation, which has risen sharply since last year's Brexit vote. | Video

25 Apr 2017

Hammond hits budget deficit target, bigger tests ahead

LONDON Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond avoided a potentially embarrassing slip-up before June's parliamentary election as he hit his budget deficit target for the 2016/17 financial year, but his fiscal challenge is likely to get harder.

22 Apr 2017

Bank of England's Saunders edges towards rate rise

LONDON Bank of England policymaker Michael Saunders on Friday opened the possibility that he will soon join a minority calling for higher interest rates, predicting that both growth and inflation could well exceed the BoE's earlier forecasts.

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