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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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13 Dec 2017

Fed does not buy Trump tax-plan hype, sees short-lived economic boost

SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK As the U.S. Congress moved closer to a tax overhaul plan Wednesday that has President Donald Trump "thrilled", outgoing Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen gave a more sobering assessment: a short-term bump is likely, but a longer-term boost is not.

13 Dec 2017

Fed does not buy Trump tax-plan hype, sees short-lived economic boost

SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK As the U.S. Congress moved closer to a tax overhaul plan Wednesday that has President Donald Trump "thrilled", outgoing Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen gave a more sobering assessment: a short-term bump is likely, but a longer-term boost is not.

02 Dec 2017

Fed officials fret over yield curve, warn on pace of hikes

LITTLE ROCK, Ark./MCALLEN, Texas Two Federal Reserve policymakers urged caution in raising interest rates on Friday, saying that the flattening of the yield curve was a signal that the central bank should proceed slowly.

01 Dec 2017

Fed's Kaplan says flattening yield curve may impact rate hikes

MCALLEN, Texas Dallas Federal Reserve Bank President Robert Kaplan on Friday said the narrowing gap between the long-term and short-term U.S. interest rates reflects expectations of slow growth and could impact the pace of rate hikes.

01 Dec 2017

Fed should raise interest rates in near future, Kaplan says

MCALLEN, Texas The Federal Reserve ought to raise rates in the "near future" because the labor market is tightening and inflation is expected to rise toward the Fed's 2-percent target, Dallas Fed President Robert Kaplan said on Friday.

29 Nov 2017

Fed should be okay with 2.7 percent inflation for five years: Kashkari

PHOENIX The Federal Reserve should be okay with allowing U.S. inflation to run at 2.7 percent for five years, Minneapolis Fed President Neel Kashkari said on Wednesday, embracing a view that is not widely shared at the U.S. central bank but reflects his generally dovish policy stance.

29 Nov 2017

Fed should be okay with 2.7 pct inflation for 5 years -Kashkari

PHOENIX, Nov 29 The Federal Reserve should be okay with allowing U.S. inflation to run at 2.7 percent for five years, and should not raise interest rates until inflation at least reaches its 2-percent goal, Minneapolis Fed President Neel Kashkari said on Wednesday.

29 Nov 2017

Fed's Williams sees four rate hikes between now and end of 2018

PHOENIX The Federal Reserve should keep raising interest rates over the next couple of years, including about four times between now and the end of 2018, San Francisco Federal Reserve President John Williams said on Wednesday.

29 Nov 2017

Fed not developing digital currency, Williams says

PHOENIX The Federal Reserve does not have plans to issue digital currency, but the U.S. central bank is interested in the underlying technology and is actively researching it, San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank President John Williams said on Wednesday

29 Nov 2017

Fed should continue to raise rates slowly, Williams says

PHOENIX With falling U.S. unemployment expected to put upward pressure on inflation, the Federal Reserve should keep raising interest rates gradually, San Francisco Federal Reserve President John Williams said on Wednesday.

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