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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

16 Nov 2017

Fed's Kaplan: falling unemployment may trigger rate hikes

HOUSTON Dallas Federal Reserve Bank President Robert Kaplan on Thursday repeated that he is "very open-minded and actively thinking about" a possible interest-rate hike at the U.S. central bank's next policy meeting.

16 Nov 2017

Fed's Kaplan: overshooting employment goal could trigger rate hike

HOUSTON Dallas Federal Reserve Bank President Robert Kaplan on Thursday said he was open-minded about raising rates at the Fed's next meeting, because the U.S. economy is at or close to full employment, and inflation, though low, is expected to rise.

08 Nov 2017

ConocoPhillips vows financial discipline as it aims to boost output

NEW YORK ConocoPhillips said on Wednesday it will boost oil and natural gas output for the rest of the decade but vowed it would do so only when it was financially prudent and that it would strictly adhere to shareholder returns.

08 Nov 2017

Peak oil? Majors aren't buying into the threat from renewables

HOUSTON/LONDON Two decades ago, BP set out to transcend oil, adopting a sunburst logo to convey its plans to pour $8 billion over a decade into renewable technologies, even promising to power its gas stations with the sun.

04 Nov 2017

U.S. shale producers promise both higher output and returns

HOUSTON U.S. shale producers are telling investors impatient for better returns that they can keep boosting oil output aggressively and do so while still making money for shareholders.

27 Oct 2017

Exxon, Chevron results linked to oil price, not cost cuts

HOUSTON Rising oil and natural gas prices boosted third-quarter profits at Exxon Mobil Corp and Chevron Corp by about 50 percent, underscoring how reliant they remain on commodity markets for their financial futures than better technology or cost cuts.

27 Oct 2017

Chevron profit misses estimates on output decline; shares dip

HOUSTON Chevron Corp reported a lower-than-expected quarterly profit on Friday as U.S. production slipped, offsetting a rise in oil and natural gas prices.

27 Oct 2017

Exxon's third-quarter profit beats expectations despite Harvey dent

HOUSTON Exxon Mobil Corp , the world's largest publicly traded oil producer, posted a higher-than-expected quarterly profit on Friday as higher crude and natural gas prices more than offset the effects of a major hurricane on U.S. operations.

26 Oct 2017

ConocoPhillips' profit beats estimates, but budget cut 10 percent

HOUSTON ConocoPhillips , the largest U.S. independent oil producer, reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit on Thursday, helped by rising crude prices, although it slashed its capital budget by 10 percent to further cut costs.

20 Oct 2017

U.S. EPA to shrink response time for permit requests: Pruitt

THE WOODLANDS, Texas The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will cut response times to permit requests to within six months by the end of 2018, part of the agency's goal to reduce regulations and delays, Administrator Scott Pruitt said on Thursday.

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