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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

19 Oct 2017

GAO opens door for Congress to review leveraged lending

NEW YORK (IFR) - The investigative arm of Congress has decided that US bank guidelines on leveraged lending are subject to Congressional review, clearing the way for them to possibly be overturned.

29 Sep 2017

Hail Caesars! Casino giant back in the bond game

NEW YORK, Sept 29 (IFR) - Casino giant Caesars got a hearty welcome back to the bond markets on Friday, ending a three-year hiatus after one of the most acrimonious investor battles in recent memory.

16 Jun 2017

Amazon takeover of Whole Foods makes retail see red

NEW YORK, June 16 (IFR) - Amazon's shock decision to buy upscale grocery chain Whole Foods delivered another dose of pain to US retail, which was already one of the most problematic sectors of the year so far.

31 May 2017

Venezuelan opposition condemns Goldman for $2.8 billion bond deal

CARACAS/NEW YORK (Reuters/IFR) - Goldman Sachs Group Inc's statement that it never transacted directly with the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro when it bought $2.8 billion of bonds for pennies on the dollar was dismissed by the country's opposition on Tuesday as an effort to "put lipstick on this pig." | Video

10 Mar 2017

LBO comeback to test bankers' nerves

NEW YORK (IFR) - Leveraged buyouts are making a comeback after a quiet start to the year, but stiff competition is forcing underwriters to pitch terms that some feel are too aggressive with credit spreads approaching post-crisis tights.

03 Mar 2017

Intelsat junk bonds rally on merger

NEW YORK (IFR) - Intelsat's bonds rallied this week after the junk-rated satellite company agreed to merge with SoftBank-backed OneWeb in a move that could substantially cut its debt load.

03 Mar 2017

Junk bond investors upbeat at Miami conference

MIAMI/NEW YORK (IFR) - The tone was upbeat at an annual junk bond market conference in Miami this week, but some participants warned against aggressive risk-taking in an investment climate that has vastly improved over the past year.

10 Feb 2017

Trump tax talk spurs bond change ideas

By Davide Scigliuzzo, Natalie Harrison and Shankar Ramakrishnan

03 Feb 2017

Not anything goes in junk bonds

NEW YORK (IFR) - Investors showed some discipline this week in an overheating U.S. bond market, pushing back on aggressive structures and loose covenants from two junk-rated issuers.

01 Feb 2017

Peabody readies US$1.5bn debt sale for bankruptcy exit

NEW YORK - Peabody Energy, the world's largest private-sector coal miner, began marketing a US$1.5bn debt sale this week as part of a reorganization plan to emerge from bankruptcy.

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