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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

14 Jun 2018

Assad's property law hits hope of return for Syrians in Germany

BERLIN Husam Idris dreams of returning to his bakery in the Syrian city of Aleppo. But three years after escaping the war, he worries that a new law allowing the Syrian government to seize homes for redevelopment will scupper his plans.

13 Jun 2018

Italy, trade worries bite into German growth forecast

BERLIN The DIW economic institute has slashed its growth forecast for Germany due to an unexpectedly weak start to 2018 and risks from abroad including concerns about Italy's new government and the escalating trade conflict with the United States.

12 Jun 2018

Spend more at home, OECD tells Germany as investor mood darkens

BERLIN The mood among German investors is at its darkest in years with a tariff attack on the county's exports largely to blame, a survey showed, as one global economic body said the solution lay in spending more at home. | Video

11 Jun 2018

'No solution in sight' to trade dispute with Trump, German minister says

BERLIN Germany sees no immediate solution to the trade dispute with the United States, and Europe must act decisively in the wake of Donald Trump's decision to impose tariffs on metals, Germany's economy minister said on Monday.

08 Jun 2018

German industry output, exports fall in April

BERLIN German industrial output and exports fell in April, data showed on Friday, adding to signs that Europe's largest economy started the second quarter on a weak footing.

03 Jun 2018

Merkel rules out relief for Italy, gives nod to Macron

BERLIN/PARIS German Chancellor Angela Merkel has ruled out debt relief for Italy, saying in a newspaper interview published on Sunday that the principle of solidarity among euro zone member states should not turn the single currency bloc into a debt-sharing union.

11 May 2018

Germany ready to help its firms keep doing business in Iran

BERLIN Germany is ready to help its firms continue doing business in Iran, its economy minister said on Friday, as the U.S. envoy to Berlin called into question the morality of such transactions.

07 May 2018

"Let them work!" - German business advocates for rejected asylum seekers

SCHIERLING, Germany Denied asylum and put on deportation notice, Iranian seamstress Masoumeh Bayat in February became one of Germany's Geduldete -- "tolerated persons".

02 May 2018

Germany's spending plans likely to disappoint at home and abroad

BERLIN Social Democratic German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz presented spending plans on Wednesday that see public investment falling from 2020 and advised ministries demanding more funds to live within their means.

17 Apr 2018

German investor morale tumbles as trade war worries grow

BERLIN German investor morale plunged to its lowest level in more than five years in April on growing fears of a trade war with the United States that would hurt exporters and damage an economy which already shows signs of weakening. | Video

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