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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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22 Sep 2017

Korea tensions keep European shares in check before Germany vote

LONDON/MILAN European shares steadied on Friday, as tensions over North Korea kept some investors on the sidelines ahead of a national election in Germany that conservative Chancellor Angela Merkel looks set to win.

21 Sep 2017

FTSE edges lower on UK consumer worries as banks gain

LONDON Concerns about consumption dragged on Britain's top share index on Thursday, partly offset by gains among banks after the U.S. Federal Reserve signalled that another rate rise was on the cards this year.

19 Sep 2017

FTSE inches higher, Ocado drops

LONDON British share indexes advanced on Tuesday as retail stocks gained and cyclical stocks also helped, with investors awaiting further signs of the direction of monetary policy.

18 Sep 2017

BAE, financials pick FTSE up from four-month low

LONDON The UK's top share index advanced on Monday, rebounding from the previous session's four-month low as shares in financials rose and higher oil prices boosted energy shares, while late comments from Bank of England governor Mark Carney helped cement gains.

15 Sep 2017

Surging sterling sends FTSE to fresh four-month low

LONDON The UK's top share index closed at a four-month low on Friday, as a surging pound hit its largely dollar-earning constituents, with financials shares taking strong losses and only a handful of stocks ending the day in positive territory.

13 Sep 2017

Sterling's slip from one-year high curbs FTSE losses

LONDON The FTSE 100 recouped most of its losses at the close on Wednesday, as sterling gradually came off a one-year high which had hit Britain's top share index during the morning session.

12 Sep 2017

Global stocks hit new highs as Irma, North Korea fears ebb

NEW YORK Stocks on Wall Street and a gauge of global equity markets set new closing highs on Tuesday after the feared impact of Hurricane Irma waned and the easing of tensions with North Korea boosted risk appetite and drove a sell-off in global bond markets. | Video

11 Sep 2017

Irma, AstraZeneca gives FTSE a leg-up

LONDON Britain's top share index closed higher on Monday, boosted by financial stocks which surfed an insurance rally across Europe and the United States as estimates of the cost of Hurricane Irma dropped.

08 Sep 2017

FTSE falls as consumer stocks falter, Greene King drowns sorrows

LONDON A fall in mining stocks put pressure on Britain's top share index on Friday, while British consumer-facing stocks came into sharp focus after pub operator Greene King's shares plunged following a bleak trading update.

07 Sep 2017

FTSE edges up but financials falter after ECB meeting

LONDON Britain's top share index ended the session higher on Thursday with most sectors in positive territory with the exception of financial stocks, which suffered, alongside the rest of their European peers, after the European central bank reaffirmed its ultra-easy policy stance.

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