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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

08 Dec 2017

UK industry surges, construction and trade muddy outlook

LONDON British industry expanded in October at its fastest annual pace in almost a year, although a downturn in construction and a mixed trade performance left analysts split about the outlook for the economy in 2018.

06 Dec 2017

UK government still undecided on final Brexit aims - Hammond

LONDON Britain's government has not yet decided what it wants from a final Brexit deal because it is still waiting to clear preliminary talks with Brussels, chancellor of the exchequer Philip Hammond said on Wednesday.

04 Dec 2017

Factories plan to ramp up investment - EEF

LONDON British factories intend to increase investment at the strongest pace in four years, adding to signs that manufacturing will help support an otherwise sluggish economy in 2018, an industry survey showed on Monday.

01 Dec 2017

Booming orders help UK factories to best month since 2013

LONDON British factories enjoyed their best month in more than four years in November, suggesting manufacturing will give a boost to the country's otherwise sluggish economy going into 2018, a survey showed on Friday.

30 Nov 2017

Record fall in net migration to UK in year after Brexit vote

LONDON Net migration to Britain fell by the largest amount on record in the 12 months after the Brexit vote, with more than three-quarters of the drop due to more EU citizens leaving and fewer arriving, official data showed on Thursday.

29 Nov 2017

Rapid UK consumer borrowing growth cools again

LONDON Britons took on credit at the slowest rate in 18 months in October, easing some of the Bank of England's concerns about a rapid build-up of household debt, but other figures on Wednesday pointed to a murky outlook for the economy ahead of Brexit.

24 Nov 2017

UK mortgage approvals hit 13-month low, consumer morale ebbs

LONDON British banks approved the fewest mortgages in 13 months and consumer confidence is lower than at any time since last year's Brexit vote because of a weaker housing market, according to surveys that add to a downbeat outlook for the economy.

23 Nov 2017

Despite grim Brexit budget, Hammond hushes critics for now

LONDON A bleak Brexit budget that slashed growth forecasts but gave young voters a tax break on buying their first property may have placated critics of British Chancellor Philip Hammond, at least for now.

21 Nov 2017

Bank of England rate-setters differ over chance of wage pick-up

LONDON Bank of England rate-setters spelled out their differences on Tuesday over the central bank's first interest rate hike in a decade, as they focused on how to determine when low unemployment was about to push up inflation.

10 Nov 2017

Industry shines in otherwise hazy vista for UK economy

LONDON British industry had its strongest month so far this year in September, but more signs of strain on consumers and a plunge in construction were reminders that the economy looks set for a difficult 2018 as Brexit approaches. | Video

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