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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.

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14 Dec 2017

Canada home sales rise; household debt hits record

OTTAWA Resales of Canadian homes rose in November for the fourth straight month, the Canadian Real Estate Association said on Thursday, but it lowered its forecast for 2018 sales and prices because it expects stricter mortgage rules to dampen demand.

12 Dec 2017

Canada to Boeing - back down or lose chance of big fighter order

OTTAWA Canada on Tuesday scrapped plans to buy 18 Boeing Co jets and made clear the company had little chance of winning a much larger contract unless it dropped a trade challenge against Canadian planemaker Bombardier Inc .

11 Dec 2017

Canada beefing up housing data as policy pushes ahead

OTTAWA Fresh data on foreign investment in Toronto and Vancouver, Canada's largest cities, will be released next week in a move economists hope will shed light on what is driving demand - and a potential bubble - in the country's housing market.

08 Dec 2017

Investors pump Canada condo market despite broader cooling

VANCOUVER/OTTAWA Canada's two largest housing markets, Toronto and Vancouver, are being held aloft by booming condo markets as investors and developers stick to an asset they love, fueling charges that the market is geared toward building fortunes rather than homes.

08 Dec 2017

Canada housing starts surge unexpectedly on Toronto condo boom

OTTAWA Canadian housing starts surged unexpectedly in November, driving a six-month trend to its highest point in almost 10 years, amid a continued condominium-building boom in Toronto, data from the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation showed on Friday.

07 Dec 2017

Bank of Canada rate decision downplays job strength; analysts puzzled

OTTAWA, Dec 7 The Bank of Canada has insisted its interest rate decisions are data-dependent, yet analysts were puzzled this week when policy makers took a more cautious tone than strong domestic data would suggest.

29 Nov 2017

Bank of Canada optimism premature as risk of housing boom persists

OTTAWA, Nov 29 The Bank of Canada is breathing a sigh of relief that Canada's housing boom and the hints of a bust in Toronto are stabilizing, but the optimism is premature, analysts said on Wednesday.

27 Nov 2017

Crunch looms as house correction puts some Canadians under water

OTTAWA, Nov 27 A drop in Canadian home prices has put some recent buyers under water, particularly in Toronto, the nation's largest market, just as rising interest rates and record levels of household debt have put the squeeze on borrowers.

17 Nov 2017

More speeches from Bank of Canada not enough for markets

OTTAWA, Nov 17 The decision this week by Canada's central bank to add more speeches from policymakers to its schedule after an interest rate decision will not do enough to provide better forward guidance on monetary policy, analysts said on Friday.

15 Nov 2017

WRAPUP 1-Canada home sales edge up in October, but prices fall

OTTAWA, Nov 15 Resales of Canadian homes rose 0.9 percent in October from September, but prices declined in the month and tighter mortgage rules will likely put more pressure on Canada's once-booming housing market, separate reports showed on Wednesday.

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