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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

18 Oct 2017

U.S. consumer agency lays out principles for financial data collection

WASHINGTON The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is turning its attention to companies that collect consumer financial information to provide services and products.

16 Oct 2017

Congress in talks to provide regulatory relief to smaller banks: Cohn

WASHINGTON A top White House economic adviser said Monday there was "real agreement" in Congress to allowing smaller banks to avoid stricter regulatory scrutiny.

13 Oct 2017

BlackRock's Fink warns global surprise could drive stock market correction

WASHINGTON BlackRock Inc Chief Executive Officer Larry Fink warned on Friday that financial markets are ignoring underlying risks, which means there could be a "big correction" if a major surprise world event occurred.

13 Oct 2017

Standard Chartered chairman urges U.S. to preserve bank resolution regime

WASHINGTON The chairman of British bank Standard Chartered [STANB.UL] called on U.S. policymakers to preserve a key post-crisis power that allows bank regulators to wind down a failing lender, even as the Trump administration looks to slash red tape across the financial sector.

11 Oct 2017

CFTC to seek delay of rules on swap dealer registration

WASHINGTON, Oct 11 The head of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission said on Wednesday he wants to delay rules that would increase the number of firms that must register as swaps dealers.

10 Oct 2017

AFL-CIO wants SEC to probe trading in shares of loan servicer Navient

WASHINGTON The AFL-CIO, a federation of labor unions, on Tuesday called on the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to investigate a few large trades in the stock of student loan servicer Navient Corp that occurred just before a government announcement favorable to the company was made public.

10 Oct 2017

AFL-CIO wants SEC to probe trading in shares of loan servicer Navient

WASHINGTON, Oct 10 The AFL-CIO, a federation of labor unions, on Tuesday called on the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to investigate a few large trades in the stock of student loan servicer Navient Corp that occurred just before a government announcement favorable to the company was made public.

07 Oct 2017

U.S. Treasury outlines sweeping reform of capital markets

WASHINGTON The U.S. Treasury on Friday unveiled a blueprint for sweeping reforms of the U.S. capital markets as it looks to implement Republican President Donald Trump’s agenda to promote economic growth by slashing red tape.

05 Oct 2017

New U.S. rule on payday loans to hurt industry, boost banks: agency

WASHINGTON Revenues for the $6 billion payday loan industry will shrivel under a new U.S. rule restricting lenders' ability to profit from high-interest, short-term loans, and much of the business could move to small banks, according to the country's consumer financial watchdog.

05 Oct 2017

U.S. Senate approves Trump pick as top Fed regulatory official

WASHINGTON The U.S. Senate on Thursday confirmed Randal Quarles as the Federal Reserve's top official on regulatory matters, filling a role critical to the Trump Administration's goal of lightening post-financial crisis regulations.

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