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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Thanks to a decades-old green power law, North Carolina has become the second largest solar market in the United States, behind only California.
President Trump's administration has billed his move to re-open federal lands to new coal leases as a win for miners. But a REuters review of company filings shows that coal miners with the most to gain already have enough leases in hand to last well over a decade.
Markets weren't very concerned about healthcare and seem to have moved on from the Republicans' failure to overhaul Obamacare. What investors care about is tax reform, and confidence that Trump can keep his campaign promise of overhauling the tax system is starting to waver among market insiders.
U.S. shale producers are drilling at the highest rate in 18 months but have left a record number of wells unfinished in the largest oilfield in the country.
Venezuela has stopped publishing money supply data, the best available tool to gauge soaring inflation in one of the world's worst-performing economies.
The sports apparel giant has been testing a store where shoppers can design a sweater, have a body scan to determine fit and get it knitted by a state-of-the-art machine within hours, in a bid to respond more quickly to customer demands.
Sovereign wealth funds are traditionally associated with huge financial firepower. But now, countries including Romania and Bangladesh are using them as vehicles to get their economies moving in the face of a global slowdown.
President Donald Trump's first crack at the budget took "skinny" to a new level, writes correspondent Roberta Rampton. Though not unusual for new presidents to present a light budget, Trump's appears to be cut to the bone, with bullet points to replace spreadsheets.
British Prime Minister Theresa May won the political battle to launch Brexit talks, but the question of when exactly the negotiations with the European Union will take place remains unanswered.
Investors trying to push the crude market higher finally gave up, triggering the biggest rout in a year on worries that high inventory levels won't budge despite cuts.
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