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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

23 Jul 2018

Mortgage, Groupon and card debt - how the bottom half bolsters U.S. economy

PHILADELPHIA By almost every measure, the U.S. economy is booming. But a look behind the headlines of roaring job growth and consumer spending reveals how the boom continues in large part by the poorer half of Americans fleecing their savings and piling up debt.

13 Jul 2018

Fed's Kaplan 'calling out' U.S. tariff risk before it worsens

NEW YORK An escalation of U.S. trade tariffs would harm the economy's prospects, according to a Federal Reserve official who is making it his business to raise the alarm with lawmakers and government officials. | Video

13 Jul 2018

Fed's Kaplan 'calling out' US tariff risk before it worsens

NEW YORK, July 13 An escalation of U.S. trade tariffs would harm the economy's prospects, according to a Federal Reserve official who is making it his business to raise the alarm with lawmakers and government officials.

13 Jul 2018

Fed's escape from crisis holdings could hit dead end

NEW YORK Not long ago the Federal Reserve expected to quietly shed nearly half of its $4.5-trillion (3.4 trillion pounds) portfolio by around 2022, leaving little trace of the extraordinary steps it took to face down the financial crisis. But an unexpected market kink could force the Fed to scrap the plan two or three years early and permanently leave it holding $1 trillion more than it wanted.

12 Jul 2018

Analysis: Fed's escape from crisis holdings could hit dead end

NEW YORK Not long ago the Federal Reserve expected to quietly shed nearly half of its $4.5-trillion portfolio by around 2022, leaving little trace of the extraordinary steps it took to face down the financial crisis. But an unexpected market kink could force the Fed to scrap the plan two or three years early and permanently leave it holding $1 trillion more than it wanted.

12 Jul 2018

ANALYSIS- Fed's escape from crisis holdings could hit dead end

NEW YORK, July 12 Not long ago the Federal Reserve expected to quietly shed nearly half of its $4.5-trillion portfolio by around 2022, leaving little trace of the extraordinary steps it took to face down the financial crisis. But an unexpected market kink could force the Fed to scrap the plan two or three years early and permanently leave it holding $1 trillion more than it wanted.

08 Jul 2018

RPT-Who has Fed Chair Powell's ear? Lawmakers and bankers

SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK, July 6 Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell spends more time with U.S. lawmakers, White House advisers, and bankers than did his predecessor Janet Yellen, who tended to favor meetings with professors, the Treasury secretary and community advocates.

07 Jul 2018

Who has Fed Chair Powell's ear? Lawmakers and bankers

SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell spends more time with U.S. lawmakers, White House advisers, and bankers than did his predecessor Janet Yellen, who tended to favor meetings with professors, the Treasury secretary and community advocates.

29 Jun 2018

New York's poor are hardest hit by subway delays: study

NEW YORK In New York City, where the range of incomes of its citizens is reflected almost perfectly in its subway riders, lower-income riders have been disproportionately impacted by train delays, a study published on Wednesday showed.

19 Jun 2018

Trump's China trade threat a risky negotiating tactic: Goldman CEO

NEW YORK U.S. President Donald Trump's threat to escalate a trade conflict with China is likely a negotiating tactic and not a "suicide pact," the chief executive of Goldman Sachs & Co said on Tuesday, criticizing the White House strategy as a risky tit-for-tat.

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