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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

20 Oct 2017

Head of Germany's FDP offers Macron 'bittersweet' euro zone deal

BERLIN A leading candidate to be Germany's next finance minister signalled his willingness on Thursday to seek a compromise with Emmanuel Macron over the French President's plans for deeper euro zone integration.

19 Oct 2017

German DIHK chambers of commerce see economy growing 2.2 percent in 2018

BERLIN Germany's DIHK Chambers of Industry and Commerce raised its growth forecast for Europe's biggest economy to 2.0 percent for this year from its previous estimate of 1.8 percent and sees an even stronger expansion next year.

12 Oct 2017

Merkel allies will not insist a German heads the ECB after Draghi

BERLIN Germany's pro-business Free Democrats (FDP), a possible partner in Chancellor Angela Merkel's next government, will not insist on a German successor to ECB President Mario Draghi when his term expires in 2019, a senior FDP member said on Thursday.

11 Oct 2017

Robust consumption replacing exports as German growth engine

BERLIN Robust domestic consumption in Germany will translate into imports outstripping exports this year and next, the economy ministry said on Wednesday, predicting that trade will not contribute to growth. | Video

10 Oct 2017

German union pushes for 6 percent pay hike, flexible hours

FRANKFURT/BERLIN Germany's largest trade union on Tuesday pushed for six percent more pay and reduced working hours for the nearly four million workers in the metals and electrical sectors, in what it said was a drive for a better work-life balance.

09 Oct 2017

Germany expects IMF to lift global growth forecast - government officials

BERLIN The International Monetary Fund is likely to nudge up its growth forecast for the global economy this week and this means it is high time for policymakers to dial back their ultra-loose monetary stimulus, German government officials said on Monday.

09 Oct 2017

Surge in German factory output points to strong GDP growth in third quarter

BERLIN German industrial output posted its biggest monthly rise in more than six years in August, data showed on Monday.

06 Oct 2017

German industrial orders jump on vibrant demand from abroad

BERLIN German industrial orders bounced back in August, rising more than expected on strong foreign demand, data showed on Friday, suggesting that factories will contribute to overall growth in Europe's largest economy in coming months. | Video

05 Oct 2017

Prepare now for over-the-cliff Brexit, German industry says

BERLIN German firms active in Britain should make provisions now for a "very hard Brexit", Germany's biggest industry group said on Thursday, because the government in London does not know what it wants.

28 Sep 2017

How to spend it? Merkel can count on record budget surplus

BERLIN Germany's next coalition government can count on record budget surpluses over the next two years due to a solid upswing and should use this fiscal room to lower income taxes and social welfare contributions, economic institutes said on Thursday.

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