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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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23 May 2017

FTSE slips but mid-caps surge hit record high as earnings impress

LONDON British shares fell slightly on Tuesday as losses among miners more than offset stronger banks, while solid earnings results among mid-cap companies drove the FTSE 250 to a fresh all-time high.

22 May 2017

Weaker sterling gives FTSE edge over Europe, mid-caps take the lead

LONDON Britain's exporter-heavy benchmark share index outperformed European benchmarks on Monday as the pound retreated below the psychologically important $1.30 level, while individual broker updates sent some stocks lower.

19 May 2017

European shares claw back gains after worst week in six months

MILAN/LONDON European shares staged a modest recovery on Friday after suffering heavy losses this week prompted by political turmoil in the United States that fuelled worries over President Donald Trump's stimulus plans and dented appetite for riskier assets.

19 May 2017

FTSE climbs for fourth straight week, shrugging off Trump slump

LONDON Britain's major share index recovered on Friday after a pullback in the previous session, notching up its fourth straight week of gains as investors focused on underlying earnings growth and better economic data.

18 May 2017

FTSE suffers worst day in three weeks but Trump slide eases

LONDON British blue chips suffered their worst day since the end of April on Thursday, but came off lows as pressure triggered by uncertainty over U.S. President Donald Trump's stimulus agenda eased.

17 May 2017

Trump turmoil drags European shares into worst day in eight months

MILAN European shares suffered their worst day since September on Wednesday as political turmoil in the United States pushed investors into safe havens following a strong run that sent regional benchmarks to record highs.

16 May 2017

Vodafone powers FTSE to new record high

LONDON Britain's main share index scaled yet another record high on Tuesday, scoring nine days of gains in a row, as Vodafone shares jumped after it forecast earnings growth ahead. | Video

16 May 2017

Cyber security stocks rise in wake of global 'ransomware' attack

LONDON A global "ransomware" attack disrupting factories, hospitals, shops and schools spurred investors on Monday to buy stocks expected to benefit from a pickup in cyber security spending by companies and government agencies. | Video

15 May 2017

Greece could return to debt markets soon: opposition leader Mitsotakis

LONDON Greece could soon return to debt markets, marking a major step in its recovery from a prolonged debt crisis, opposition leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis, whose conservative party holds a double-digit lead in opinion polls, said on Monday.

15 May 2017

Oil stocks drive FTSE to new record high, eighth session of straight gains

LONDON Britain's main share index climbed to a new record high on Monday, fuelled by oil and mining stocks, and cybersecurity firm Sophos jumped after a ransomware attack hit companies, hospitals and schools worldwide.

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