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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

04 Aug 2017

Broadbent stresses rates message as Bank of England tries again

LONDON A Bank of England policymaker sought on Friday to drive home its message that interest rates are likely to rise, a day after investors took its shift to a more downbeat view of the economy as a sign that it was in no hurry to move.

03 Aug 2017

Brexit-wary Bank of England leaves rates on hold, cuts growth forecast

LONDON The Bank of England kept interest rates at a record low again on Thursday and cut its forecasts for growth and wages as it warned that Brexit was weighing on the economy. | Video

03 Aug 2017

Bank of England set to stay on hold as Brexit risks loom

LONDON The Bank of England looks set to keep interest rates at a record low once again on Thursday with investors looking for signs that, faced with Brexit, it is getting nearer to raising rates for the first time in a decade.

28 Jul 2017

After rate hike talk, Bank of England set to keep investors guessing

LONDON For a while recently it looked as if the Bank of England might finally be getting ready to raise interest rates, but Governor Mark Carney and most of his top officials seem set to remain in wait-and-see mode when they meet next week.

27 Jul 2017

UK car industry says clarity needed now as Brexit weighs

LONDON Britain's car-makers and traders are starting to feel the strains of Brexit, and output this year is likely fall short of the industry's expectations, the head of the leading UK group in the sector said.

26 Jul 2017

Sluggish UK economy inches forward, Bank of England unlikely to act

LONDON Britain's economy failed to build much momentum over the past three months after almost stalling at the start of the year, reducing an already slim chance that the Bank of England will soon reverse last year's emergency interest rate cut. | Video

21 Jul 2017

UK public finances suffer inflation hit, adding to Hammond's headache

LONDON Britain's public finances deteriorated in June as rising inflation pushed up the government's debt bill, driving home the challenge for finance minister Philip Hammond who is under pressure to loosen the public purse strings.

20 Jul 2017

Sunshine lifts UK retail sales, points to brighter growth

LONDON Sunny weather brought British shoppers out and led to stronger retail sales than expected in June, shaking off a gloomy start to the year and suggesting the broader economy may be regaining speed after an early 2017 lull. | Video

19 Jul 2017

UK to crack down on 'rip off' card fees

LONDON Britain will stop companies ranging from takeaway food apps to airlines from charging an extra fee to consumers who want to use credit cards and other payment services, the finance ministry said on Wednesday. | Video

18 Jul 2017

UK inflation surprises with slowdown, easing pressure on Bank of England

LONDON British inflation unexpectedly slowed last month for the first time since October, dousing expectations among investors that the Bank of England might soon raise interest rates for the first time in a decade.

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