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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

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U.S. will take new look at TPP after other trade priorities: Mnuchin

SANTIAGO The United States will consider re-entry to the Trans Pacific Partnership once Washington accomplishes its goals on other trading relationships, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said while on an official visit to Chile on Wednesday.

1:47pm GMT

G20 sees need for 'dialogue,' fails to defuse trade war threat

BUENOS AIRES The world's financial leaders rejected protectionism on Tuesday and urged "further dialogue" on trade, but failed to defuse the threat of a trade war days before U.S. metals tariffs take effect and Washington is to announce measures against China. | Video

19 Mar 2018

U.S. tariffs, China trade tensions overshadow G20 finance meeting

BUENOS AIRES Worries about the potential for a U.S.-China trade war and frustration over U.S. President Donald Trump's steel and aluminum tariffs threatened to dominate a gathering of finance leaders this week amid strengthening growth.

18 Mar 2018

U.S. Treasury official says no decisions on formal China talks

BUENOS AIRES The U.S. Treasury's top economic diplomat said on Sunday that China's move away from market liberalisation was an increasing concern for G20 economies but reversed an earlier statement that the United States had ended formal economic dialogue talks with Beijing.

18 Mar 2018

China a rising G20 concern, currencies stable - U.S. Treasury's Malpass

BUENOS AIRES The U.S. Treasury's top economic diplomat said on Sunday that China's move away from market liberalisation was an increasing concern for world economies as currency stability meant that exchange rate issues needed less attention in the G20 and other international forums.

18 Mar 2018

U.S. government to accept metals tariffs exclusion requests from Monday

WASHINGTON The U.S. Commerce Department said it will begin accepting requests on Monday for product exclusions from President Donald Trump's new steel and aluminum import tariffs, but it could take up to 90 days for the agency to make determinations.

17 Mar 2018

Product exclusions from U.S. metals tariffs may take 90 days: document

WASHINGTON Steel and aluminum users that depend on imported products not available from U.S. producers may have to wait up to 90 days for an exclusion from the Trump administration's new metals tariffs, according to a Commerce Department document.

15 Mar 2018

U.S. pressing China to cut trade surplus by $100 billion - White House

WASHINGTON The Trump administration is pressing China to cut its trade surplus with the United States by $100 billion, a White House spokeswoman said on Wednesday, clarifying a tweet last week from President Donald Trump. | Video

14 Mar 2018

Trump zündelt im Handelsstreit - Neue Zoll-Pläne gegen China

Washington/Berlin US-Präsident Donald Trump will nach seinen Importzoll-Plänen für Stahl und Aluminium Reuters-Informationen zufolge nun gezielt Einfuhren aus China zurückdrängen.

14 Mar 2018

Trump eyes tariffs on up to £43 billion Chinese goods; tech, telecoms, apparel targeted

WASHINGTON/BEIJING U.S. President Donald Trump is seeking to impose tariffs on up to $60 billion (43 billion pounds) of Chinese imports and will target the technology and telecommunications sectors, two people who had discussed the issue with the Trump administration said on Tuesday. | Video

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