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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

07 Dec 2017

Holidays sink German industrial output in October

BERLIN German industrial production fell unexpectedly in October, data showed on Thursday, but the cause was probably public holidays that let workers take long weekends, the Economy Ministry and analysts said.

28 Nov 2017

Merkel scolds ally to shield coalition talks from weedkiller row

BERLIN German Chancellor Angela Merkel scolded a minister on Tuesday in a bid to shield talks on forming a coalition government from a dispute between cabinet colleagues over an EU licence for a weedkiller.

28 Nov 2017

Germany's SPD pressure Merkel in weedkiller row before talks

BERLIN, Nov 28 Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) asked Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday to censure a conservative minister they blame for sparking a row over an EU vote on a weedkiller that damaged trust between the two camps seeking to form a coalition.

23 Nov 2017

Brimming German economy well placed to ride out political uncertainty

BERLIN Exports and rising business investments were the main drivers of growth for the German economy in the third quarter, data showed on Thursday, signaling that the robust upswing in Europe's largest economy will extend well into next year.

20 Nov 2017

Merkel fourth term in doubt as German coalition talks fail

BERLIN Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday her efforts to form a three-way coalition government had failed, thrusting Germany into a political crisis and pushing Europe's largest economy closer to a possible new election.

16 Nov 2017

Britain wants trade deal with EU 'much closer than Canada'- Davis

BERLIN Britain wants the freest possible trade in goods and services with the European Union in a Brexit deal that goes further than the bloc's trade agreement with Canada, Brexit Secretary David Davis said on Thursday.

09 Nov 2017

'Made in Syria' - Refugees in Germany drive exports from home

HAMBURG Many Syrian refugees in Germany have resigned themselves to the reality that there will be no swift return to the land of their birth, where a civil war is nearing the start of its eighth year.

09 Nov 2017

German exports dip, but robust orders brighten outlook

BERLIN Germany's imports and exports both fell in September as its trade surplus widened, highlighting the importance of domestic consumption as a driver of growth in Europe's largest economy.

30 Oct 2017

Soft German inflation backs up ECB slow tapering

BERLIN German annual inflation slowed in October and remained below the European Central Bank's target, data showed on Monday, lending support to the bank's decision to withdraw monetary stimulus only slowly.

25 Oct 2017

Euphoric German businesses brush off Brexit, coalition blues

BERLIN A euphoric mood among German constructors and manufacturers drove business confidence to an all-time high in October, a survey showed, reflecting optimism that an upswing in Europe's largest economy has further to run. | Video

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