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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

19 Jan 2018

Sterling falls after weak retail sales numbers dent optimism

LONDON Sterling weakened on Friday after disappointing UK retail sales data dented broadening optimism about a currency that is enjoying its best winning streak against the dollar since 2014.

19 Jan 2018

Dollar near three-year low, heading for worst run since 2015

LONDON The dollar laboured near a three-year low against a basket of currencies on Friday, heading for a fifth week of falls that would be its longest losing streak since May 2015.

18 Jan 2018

Sterling tops $1.39, heads for longest winning streak since 2014

LONDON Sterling climbed above $1.39 on Thursday for the first time since Britain's vote to leave the European Union and was on track for a fifth consecutive week of gains against the U.S. currency - its longest winning streak since mid-2014.

17 Jan 2018

Sterling pauses after rally as traders watch Brexit developments

LONDON Sterling steadied close to its highest levels against the dollar since Britain's vote to leave the European Union in 2016 on Wednesday, as traders took profits and awaited the latest developments in Brexit negotiations.

16 Jan 2018

Bitcoin, other cryptocurrencies tumble on government crackdown worries

LONDON/NEW YORK Bitcoin slid as much as 18 percent on Tuesday to a four-week low, as worries about a regulatory crackdown on the market spread after reports suggested it was still possible that South Korea could ban trading in cryptocurrencies. | Video

15 Jan 2018

Sterling surges above $1.38 for first time since Brexit vote

LONDON Sterling surged above $1.38 for the first time since the results of Britain's vote to leave the European Union on Monday, as the dollar weakened broadly and on hopes that other EU members would seek a relatively "soft" Brexit.

12 Jan 2018

Sterling soars to highest level since Brexit vote

LONDON Sterling on Friday rocketed to its highest level against the dollar since the vote to leave the European Union, after a report that the Netherlands and Spain were open to a deal for Britain to remain as close as possible to the trading bloc.

11 Jan 2018

Sterling slips against euro after ECB tapering signal

LONDON Sterling slipped to a one-week low against the euro on Thursday, as the single currency soared on talk that the European Central Bank could start to change its message of expansionary monetary policy in the coming months.

10 Jan 2018

Sterling edges down as traders eye inflation data

LONDON Sterling edged down on Wednesday to its lowest in almost two weeks against the dollar, as investors locked in profits after a rally and showed reluctance to push it any higher until they see major new catalysts.

08 Jan 2018

Sterling hits three-week high versus euro after cabinet reshuffle

LONDON Sterling climbed to a three-week high against a broadly weaker euro on Monday, after a cabinet reshuffle alleviated a little of the political uncertainty that has pressured the UK currency in recent months.

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