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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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Oil dives 2 percent; consultant sees OPEC crude output rise in July

NEW YORK Oil prices fell more than 2 percent on Friday after a consultant forecast a rise in OPEC production for July despite the group's pledge to curb output, reigniting concerns the global market will stay awash with crude.

19 Jul 2017

Oil rises on strong demand, falling Saudi exports

NEW YORK Oil prices rose slightly on Tuesday as Saudi exports fell and solid demand soaked up some of what is seen as an oversupplied market, but Ecuador's decision to opt out of an OPEC-led supply reduction pact complicated the outlook.

14 Jul 2017

Oil up 1 percent, posts weekly gain of 5 percent

NEW YORK Oil rose 1 percent on Friday, boosted as U.S. crude producers added only two rigs in the latest week and on signs of increased Chinese demand, but trading was volatile as global supply remained strong.

12 Jul 2017

Oil rises 2.5 percent after surprisingly large U.S. crude stock draw

NEW YORK Oil prices climbed more than 2.5 percent on Tuesday along with rising heating oil futures on reports showing cuts in U.S. oil production and declines in U.S. crude and European product stockpiles.

10 Jul 2017

Oil rises slightly, but growing global supply a worry

NEW YORK Oil prices rose modestly on Monday, but increased drilling activity in the United States and uncertainty over Libyan and Nigerian production cuts clouded the future supply outlook.

07 Jul 2017

Oil prices drop 3 percent on rising global supplies

NEW YORK Oil prices settled nearly 3 percent lower on Friday as rising U.S. production as OPEC exports hit a 2017 high cast doubt over efforts by producers to curb global oversupply. | Video

03 Jul 2017

Oil rises more than 2 percent as U.S. crude output slows

NEW YORK Oil rose more than 2 percent on Monday, resuming its longest stretch of daily gains in more than five years after data pointed to diminished U.S. output, though analysts said news of rising OPEC production could cap gains.

30 Jun 2017

Oil up for seventh day but first-half drop biggest since 1998

NEW YORK Oil climbed on Friday for a seventh straight session as a decrease in the U.S. rig count and stronger demand data from China lifted depressed prices that still finished the first half with the biggest decline for that period since 1998.

26 Jun 2017

Oil closes higher; growing U.S. supply limits gains

NEW YORK Oil prices settled more than half a percent higher on Monday as some traders found bargains after last week's seven-month lows, but rising crude supply in the United States and other countries limited gains.

21 Jun 2017

Oil drops to 10-month low; biggest first-half slide in 20 years

NEW YORK Oil prices ended down more than 2 percent on Wednesday after hitting a 10-month low in volatile trade, as growing U.S. production and reduced Chinese refinery activity fed mounting concern over the stubborn global crude glut.

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