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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

15 Sep 2017

Euro zone wage growth surges, making ECB taper more likely

BRUSSELS Euro zone wages grew at their fastest rate in two years in the second quarter, data released on Friday showed, increasing the chances that the European Central Bank will set out plans next month to rein in its economic stimulus.

07 Sep 2017

EU states at odds over steel tariffs against Russia, Brazil

BRUSSELS European Union governments rejected the bloc's proposed measures to levy punitive tariffs on hot-rolled steel from Brazil, Iran, Russia and Ukraine on Thursday, with some member states considering the measures too lax, others too tough.

02 Sep 2017

Renault should break Mercedes-Ferrari stranglehold, says Stewart

MONZA, Italy Renault should have an engine competitive enough to break the Formula One dominance of Mercedes and Ferrari next season, former world champion Jackie Stewart said.

29 Aug 2017

Juncker blasts Britain for 'huge' unanswered Brexit questions

BRUSSELS EU chief executive Jean-Claude Juncker blasted Britain's failure to answer "huge numbers of questions" on its Brexit plans as negotiators held a new round of talks on Tuesday on a divorce due in less than two years. | Video

26 Aug 2017

Belgian soldiers shoot dead knife attacker in Brussels

BRUSSELS Belgian soldiers shot dead a man in the centre of Brussels on Friday evening after he came at them with a knife shouting Allahu Akbar (God is great), in a case authorities are treating as a terrorist attack. | Video

31 Jul 2017

Hot and cold - Euro zone grows but inflation slows

BRUSSELS Data in the coming week should confirm the euro zone economy is running hot, after the IMF upgraded growth forecasts and Greece returned to the debt market, although inflation figures could throw cold water on ECB plans to start tightening policy.

31 Jul 2017

Heineken profit beats expectations on strong Europe

BRUSSELS Heineken , the world's second-largest beer maker, reported higher than expected earnings in the first half of 2017, with the strongest profit growth in Europe thanks to a late Easter and an early start of warm summer weather. | Video

29 Jul 2017

Hot and cold - Euro zone grows but inflation slows

BRUSSELS Data in the coming week should confirm the euro zone economy is running hot, after the IMF upgraded growth forecasts and Greece returned to the debt market, although inflation figures could throw cold water on ECB plans to start tightening policy.

27 Jul 2017

Europe seeks to set global trade rules after Trump steps back

BRUSSELS If Donald Trump's ditching of a U.S.-led trade alliance with Pacific Rim nations wasn't a gift to the European Union, then it must be the next best thing. | Video

27 Jul 2017

AB InBev profit rises, sees brighter hopes for Brazil

BRUSSELS Strong growth in China, Mexico and new market South Africa helped Anheuser-Busch InBev , the world's largest brewer, to increase earnings in the second quarter.

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