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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

15 Mar 2018

Consumer stocks a headache as FTSE inches higher

LONDON UK shares managed a meagre gain on Thursday after a three-day losing streak as Britain's third-biggest company, Unilever, fell after announcing it would make Rotterdam its sole legal home a year before Brexit.

14 Mar 2018

FTSE gives up gains as trade war worries irk Wall Street

LONDON British shares gave up early gains and finished in negative territory on Wednesday as points gained by Prudential and mining stocks were overturned by simmering fears of a global trade war that pushed Wall Street into the red.

13 Mar 2018

European shares sag after Trump ousts U.S. chief diplomat

LONDON European shares closed firmly in negative territory on Tuesday as the euro rose against a faltering dollar after U.S. President Donald Trump fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

09 Mar 2018

U.S. jobs report boosts European stocks

LONDON A strong jobs report out of the U.S. boosted European shares on Friday after a sluggish start to trading, while U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum hit steelmakers.

07 Mar 2018

M&A talk lights up European stocks

LONDON European shares clawed back losses on Wednesday as deal-making speculation reinvigorated trading following a muted start to the session.

06 Mar 2018

Smurfit Kappa approach boosts FTSE 100 while Just Eat sinks

LONDON A takeover approach for Irish packaging group Smurfit Kappa by U.S.-based International Paper lifted shares in the whole sector on Tuesday, providing a boost to Britain's top share index.

02 Mar 2018

FTSE hits December 2016 low as May's Brexit speech fails to inspire

LONDON The UK's top share index hit its lowest level in more than a year on Friday on concerns over trade disputes and as a speech by Prime Minister Theresa May left many unconvinced that a post-Brexit deal with the EU was any closer.

28 Feb 2018

European shares dip as earnings fail to dispel U.S. rate worries

LONDON European shares fell on Wednesday as a batch of corporate results failed to offset concerns that U.S. interest rates could rise faster than expected.

28 Feb 2018

European shares set to revisit January peak by end of 2018 - Reuters poll

LONDON European share indexes will by the end of the year revisit the levels they hit in January before diving in February on fears of inflation and interest rates rising faster than expected, particularly in the United States, a Reuters poll showed.

26 Feb 2018

European shares rise, focus shifts to central banks and politics

LONDON European shares rose on Monday, with gains across bourses and industry sectors, as the focus gradually shifts from the earnings season to monetary policy and politics with Italy's election on Sunday.

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