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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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Second bitcoin futures debut could lure volume to wild market

NEW YORK Bitcoin investors expect futures volumes to perk up when CME Group Inc, the world's largest derivatives exchange operator, launches its own contract to wager on the cryptocurrency on Sunday.

15 Dec 2017

China's U.S. Treasury holdings rise in October: data

NEW YORK China's holdings of U.S. Treasuries increased in October after declining the previous month, as the world's second largest economy continued to build its foreign exchange reserves, data from the U.S. Treasury Department showed on Friday.

13 Dec 2017

Bitcoin hits another record high in march towards $20,000

NEW YORK Virtual currency bitcoin hit another all-time peak on Tuesday, two days after the launch of the first ever bitcoin futures on a U.S. exchange and ahead of the start of another futures contract next week, as investors grew optimistic that the $20,000-mark is within reach.

12 Dec 2017

Bitcoin futures suggest breakneck rise in price to slow

By Saqib Iqbal Ahmed, Jemima Kelly and Gertrude Chavez-Dreyfuss | Video

09 Dec 2017

Bitcoin drops after dramatic gains ahead of futures launch

LONDON/NEW YORK Bitcoin lost almost a fifth of its value in 10 hours on Friday, having surged more than 40 percent in the preceding 48 hours, sparking fears the market may be heading for a price collapse. | Video

08 Dec 2017

Bitcoin blows past $16,000, alarm bells ring louder

LONDON/NEW YORK Bitcoin rocketed to a lifetime high well above $16,000 on Thursday after climbing some 67 percent over one week, intensifying the debate about whether the cryptocurrency is in a bubble about to burst.

08 Dec 2017

Dollar holds gains after U.S. jobs data, but off highs due to wages

NEW YORK The dollar rose against the euro and yen in choppy trading on Friday after a report showed the U.S. economy created more jobs than expected last month, but gains were capped by wages data that analysts said were disappointing.

08 Dec 2017

U.S. tax repatriation plan may not cure long-term dollar weakness

NEW YORK Investors looking for the U.S. Republican tax bill to prompt multinational companies to convert foreign profits into dollars and end the worst slide in the greenback in a decade may have to temper their hopes for a prolonged rebound.

07 Dec 2017

Dollar advances ahead of U.S. jobs report; bitcoin nears $16,000

NEW YORK The dollar rose to a two-week high against a basket of major currencies on Thursday, on stronger risk appetite across markets and optimism the United States will successfully push through a tax reform programme.

07 Dec 2017

Blockchain network IOTA teams up with Microsoft, others on data marketplace

NEW YORK (In this version of the Nov. 28 story IOTA corrects partners in the project to remove reference to Cisco in headline and first paragraph and Huawei in fifth paragraph, include Microsoft in headline and text. IOTA clarified that the error was due to the fact that it co-founded the Trusted IoT Alliance with Cisco.)

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