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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

13 Dec 2017

European shares slip; Italian stocks fall on political uncertainty

MILAN/LONDON Political jitters hit Italian stocks on Wednesday and the broader European market slipped lower before a Federal Reserve meeting that could provide more clues on future interest rate moves in the United States next year.

12 Dec 2017

Britain's FTSE touches 30-day high as oil prices rise, pound slips

LONDON UK shares rose to their highest in a month on Tuesday as rising oil prices boosted energy stocks and the pound retreated, even though British UK inflation rose to its highest in six years.

11 Dec 2017

FTSE advances, led by gains in financial services

LONDON A weaker pound, rising oil prices and growing confidence in the financial sector helped pushed British shares higher and well ahead of their European peers on Monday.

08 Dec 2017

Brexit breakthrough boosts FTSE as pound slides, housebuilders rise

LONDON A breakthrough in Brexit talks helped British shares surge ahead of European peers on Friday as sterling fell back, dented by investors banking their gains in the currency which has swung violently as negotiations unfolded.

07 Dec 2017

Comeback in banks, tech lifts euro zone stocks as Steinhoff collapses

LONDON European shares edged up on Thursday as financial and tech stocks recovered, while troubled furniture retailer Steinhoff sank further, stung by an accounting scandal.

06 Dec 2017

European shares recoup losses on weaker euro as Steinhoff tanks

MILAN/LONDON European shares recovered most of their earlier "risk-off" losses on Wednesday, with an easing euro and a positive open on Wall Street offsetting falls in richly valued tech stocks.

05 Dec 2017

FTSE slips on recovering sterling, cyclical falls

LONDON Britain's main share index gave up early gains on Tuesday to close slightly lower, as sterling picked itself up from a session low on the back of timid optimism about a Brexit deal.

04 Dec 2017

FTSE lags European rally as Brexit talks fail

LONDON The UK's top share index rose from a two-month low on Monday but lagged behind European peers in a broader rally sparked by progress in U.S. tax reforms, as Britain and the EU failed to strike a deal on an initial Brexit divorce package.

01 Dec 2017

European stocks sink on Flynn guilty plea after choppy session

LONDON European stocks, which were recovering from early losses and set to finish the first trading day of December in positive territory, fell suddenly after ex-U.S. national security adviser Michael Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI.

30 Nov 2017

FTSE retreats on sterling pressure, posts November loss

LONDON Britain's index of leading shares lagged behind their European peers for a second session on Thursday, as it remained under pressure from a rising sterling buoyed by Brexit talks optimism.

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