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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

06 Nov 2017

Online lender OnDeck posts surprise third-quarter loss

Online lender OnDeck Capital Inc reported an unexpected third-quarter loss on Monday after the effects of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma offset higher interest income and lower expenses, and its shares fell nearly 4 percent.

23 Oct 2017

Insurer Hartford to buy Aetna's U.S. life, disability business for $1.45 billion

Hartford Financial Services Group Inc said on Monday it would buy health insurer Aetna Inc's U.S. group life and disability business for $1.45 billion cash in a move that will expand its insurance portfolio and spur its digital technology plans.

20 Oct 2017

PayPal tops profit estimates, lifts target on mobile payments growth

Sharp growth in mobile payments led PayPal Holdings Inc to report a better-than-expected third-quarter profit on Thursday and lift its guidance for earnings through the rest of the year.

18 Oct 2017

Qudian raises $900 mln in biggest U.S. listing by a Chinese fintech firm

Chinese online micro-credit provider Qudian Inc said it raised about $900 million in an IPO that priced above expectations, underscoring robust U.S. investor demand for fast-growing Chinese companies.

18 Oct 2017

Online micro-lender Qudian' IPO prices at $24 per ADS - sources

Oct 17 Chinese online micro-credit provider Qudian Inc's initial public offering was priced at $24 per American depository share, according to sources close to the matter, above the expected range of $19-$22 each.

11 Oct 2017

BlackRock closes in on $6 trillion in assets as index funds boom

BlackRock Inc is closing in on an industry-record $6 trillion (4.54 trillion pounds) in assets under management as investors storm into the company's index funds and the bull market in U.S. stocks rages on. | Video

15 Sep 2017

Rising credit card delinquencies to add to U.S. banks' worries

U.S. banks, already under pressure from slower loan growth and low interest rates, could be facing yet another challenge as a rising number of Americans fall behind on their credit card payments.

05 Sep 2017

Nasdaq to buy analytics firm eVestment for $705 million

U.S. exchange operator Nasdaq Inc said on Tuesday it would buy investment analytics provider eVestment Alliance LLC for $705 million to bolster its market technology business and woo more institutional investors.

08 Aug 2017

LendingClub shares rise 8 percent on positive outlook, higher revenue

Online lender LendingClub Corp raised its earnings outlook on Monday after reporting the second-highest quarterly revenue in its history and a drop in costs, sending shares up nearly 8 percent.

21 Jul 2017

Weak mortgage income hurts U.S. regional lenders

Weak refinancing, thanks to higher interest rates, took a bite out off regional banks' earnings in the second quarter and loan growth remained sluggish, mirroring trends seen at larger banks.

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