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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

13 Aug 2018

Gold hits fresh 2017 lows as investors seek refuge elsewhere

NEW YORK/LONDON Gold prices sank below $1,200 per ounce on Monday to their lowest since late January 2017, losing out to U.S. Treasuries and a strong dollar as investors sought refuge from a financial market rout triggered by a crashing Turkish lira.

31 Jul 2018

Europe's top beet producer to start making lower-sugar sweetener

NEW YORK Suedzucker , Europe's largest beet producer, will start making a sweetener with less sugar to help foodmakers cut the amount needed in treats and cakes, as the industry responds to growing consumer demand for lower sugar content.

06 Jul 2018

U.S. biofuels industry, advocates see hope in Pruitt's successor

NEW YORK, July 6 Corn farmers and biofuels producers cheered the resignation of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt in the hope that his successor may give them more access and fewer threats to reducing domestic requirements.

06 Jul 2018

Sierentz Global Merchants to exit physical energy business: sources

HOUSTON/NEW YORK Sierentz Global Merchants, a commodities trading firm controlled by members of the Louis-Dreyfus family, is exiting its physical energy business, three people familiar with the matter said on Friday.

03 Jul 2018

Nestle, Hershey at odds with farmers over U.S. GMO labelling

NEW YORK The world's top food companies and farmers of crops such as beet sugar are pitted against each other as they lobby the U.S. government over plans to label genetically engineered ingredients.

29 Jun 2018

California prohibits city soda taxes through 2030

Big Soda scored a major victory on Thursday as California passed a law that bans local sugar taxes through 2030 in the most populous U.S. state, where cities including Berkeley have approved such levies.

28 Jun 2018

California legislature could protect Big Soda from local taxes

June 28 Big Soda may score a major U.S. victory as California lawmakers weigh a budget bill that would include language preempting future sugar taxes in one of the country's top markets, where a handful of municipalities have voted in favor of such levies.

26 Jun 2018

Exclusive: Trump's EPA ignored Energy Department calls to limit biofuel waivers

NEW YORK The Trump administration's Environmental Protection Agency has consistently ignored recommendations from the Department of Energy to reject or limit waivers to oil refiners seeking exemptions from nation's biofuels law, according to five sources familiar with the matter.

26 Jun 2018

EXCLUSIVE-Trump's EPA ignored Energy Department calls to limit biofuel waivers

NEW YORK, June 26 The Trump administration's Environmental Protection Agency has consistently ignored recommendations from the Department of Energy to reject or limit waivers to oil refiners seeking exemptions from nation's biofuels law, according to five sources familiar with the matter.

21 Jun 2018

EPA considers delaying Friday biofuel announcement: sources

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is considering delaying its widely anticipated announcement on Friday on 2019 renewable fuel volumes as it re-examines plans to force larger refineries to make up for gallons exempted at smaller plants, according to two sources familiar with the process.

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