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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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Swedish central bank postpones rate hike amid nagging inflation worries

STOCKHOLM Worries about low inflation forced Sweden's central bank to postpone plans for tightening monetary policy for the first time in seven years until the end of 2017 on Thursday, despite economic growth most European countries would envy.

15 Mar 2018

Nordea shareholders approve plan to move HQ from Sweden to Finland

STOCKHOLM/HELSINKI Nordea , the Nordic region's biggest bank, won shareholder approval on Thursday to transfer its headquarters from Sweden to Finland - the first time since the 2008 financial crisis that a major bank has moved to avoid tougher rules.

22 Feb 2018

Sweden braced for possible Russian election meddling - security service

STOCKHOLM Russia could try to influence the outcome of national elections in Sweden in September if authorities in Moscow feel their strategic interests are threatened, the Swedish security service said on Thursday.

07 Feb 2018

Handelsbanken fourth-quarter profit hit by Carillion collapse

STOCKHOLM Sweden's Handelsbanken reported fourth-quarter profit below expectations on Wednesday as loan losses stemming from the collapse of British construction and services group Carillion weighed heavily on results.

30 Jan 2018

Stockholm truck attacker wanted to punish Sweden for Islamic State fight - prosecutors

STOCKHOLM The man who mowed down pedestrians with a truck, killing five people, in Stockholm last April wanted to punish Sweden for its part in the global fight against radical group Islamic State, prosecutors said in charges filed on Tuesday.

26 Oct 2017

Nordea to cut 6,000 staff after missing cost target

STOCKHOLM Nordea is to cut at least 6,000 jobs after saying it would miss its 2018 cost target.

14 Sep 2017

Fearing Russia, Sweden holds biggest war games in 20 years

GOTHENBURG, Sweden Neutral Sweden has launched its biggest war games in two decades with support from NATO countries, drilling 19,000 troops after years of spending cuts that have left the country fearful of Russia's growing military strength.

07 Sep 2017

Banking group Nordea snubs Sweden with HQ move to Finland

STOCKHOLM The Nordic region's biggest bank, Nordea , said on Wednesday it would move its headquarters to Finland, dealing a blow to Stockholm's bid to become a financial hub.

07 Sep 2017

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo is back, darker than ever

STOCKHOLM, Sept 7 Rebel super-hacker Lisbeth Salander is back in the fifth book in the Millennium series, this time battling neo-Nazi prison gangs and honour killings as well as trying to uncover the secrets about her troubled childhood.

27 Jul 2017

Swedish PM axes two ministers in data scandal, confidence vote looms

STOCKHOLM Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven replaced two ministers on Thursday in a scandal over the leaking of sensitive data, trying to contain the damage and stave off an early election.

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