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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

21 Jun 2017

Shares dogged by weak oil; Treasury yield curve flattens

NEW YORK Declines in financial and energy shares sent U.S. and European equity markets lower on Wednesday, weighed down in part by U.S. crude prices at 10-month lows, while the U.S. Treasury yield curve hit its flattest in nearly a decade.

21 Jun 2017

Global shares dogged by oil weakness; Treasury yield curve flattens

NEW YORK Declines in financial and energy shares weighed on U.S. and European equity markets on Wednesday, with U.S. crude prices touching 10-month lows, while the U.S. Treasury yield curve hit the flattest in nearly a decade.

08 Jun 2017

Flight-to-quality boosts U.S.-based Treasury, foreign funds: Lipper

NEW YORK Investors in U.S.-based funds poured $1.4 billion into mutual funds and exchange-traded funds that invest in U.S. Treasuries in the week ended June 7, marking the biggest inflows since late January, data from Thomson Reuters' Lipper service showed on Thursday.

01 Jun 2017

Some U.S. bond investors stick to energy bets, say rally has legs

NEW YORK Several large investment firms are betting on U.S. energy bonds on the view that they have more room to run even after a sharp rebound in performance in 2016.

01 Jun 2017

Some U.S. bond investors stick to energy bets, say rally has legs

NEW YORK, June 1 Several large investment firms are betting on U.S. energy bonds on the view that they have more room to run even after a sharp rebound in performance in 2016.

25 May 2017

U.S. stocks scale new peaks on retailer results; oil falls

NEW YORK Two top U.S. equity indexes scaled record peaks on Thursday after strong earnings reports from retailers, outpacing European shares which were little changed, while oil prices plunged after top crude producers extended output cuts for a shorter period than expected.

12 May 2017

Dollar slips after weaker-than-expected U.S. inflation, sales data

NEW YORK The U.S. dollar fell on Friday, easing from a roughly two-month high against the yen touched in the prior session and slumping against the euro, after weaker-than-expected U.S. economic data raised doubts about whether the Federal Reserve would assume a hawkish bent through the end of the year.

08 May 2017

DoubleLine's Gundlach suggests buying emerging markets ETF

NEW YORK Jeffrey Gundlach, chief executive and chief investment officer of DoubleLine Capital, said on Monday that investors should buy the iShares MSCI Emerging Markets exchange-traded fund, short an ETF tracking the S&P 500, and leverage it one time.

05 May 2017

Dollar dips against euro as French politics offset U.S. jobs data

NEW YORK The U.S. dollar hit its lowest level against the euro in roughly six months on Friday after a sharp rebound in U.S. jobs growth in April was not enough to offset investors' bullishness toward the euro ahead of the second round of France's presidential election.

04 May 2017

Euro hits six-month high on expected Macron victory, hawkish ECB

NEW YORK The euro reached a roughly six-month high against the U.S. dollar on Thursday on greater certainty centrist Emmanuel Macron will win France's presidential election, along with expectations of further European Central Bank stimulus reduction.

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