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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 Dec 2017

Dollar index firmer as volumes thin ahead of holidays

NEW YORK The U.S. dollar rose on Friday as Republican negotiators in the U.S. Congress put the finishing touches on a sweeping tax overhaul, raising expectations that the bill would be passed by year-end.

14 Dec 2017

Dollar gives up gains on doubts about passage of tax bill

NEW YORK The U.S. dollar gave up earlier gains on Thursday after two lawmakers were reported to seek changes to proposed legislation to overhaul the U.S. tax code in order to garner their support.

14 Dec 2017

Euro weakens as Draghi maintains accommodative stance

NEW YORK The U.S. dollar gained against the euro on Thursday after the European Central Bank raised growth and inflation forecasts for the euro area, but stuck with its pledge to provide stimulus for as long as needed.

13 Dec 2017

Dollar weakens as Fed leaves rate outlook unchanged

NEW YORK The U.S. dollar fell after the Federal Reserve raised interest rates in a widely expected move, but left its rate outlook for the coming years unchanged.

12 Dec 2017

Dollar gains as Fed seen set to raise rates

NEW YORK The U.S. dollar rose to three-week highs against a basket of currencies on Tuesday as the Federal Reserve begins a two-day policy meeting where it is widely expected to raise interest rates for the fifth time since 2015.

11 Dec 2017

Dollar rebounds before Fed's expected rate hike

NEW YORK The U.S. dollar retraced most of its early weakness on Monday before the Federal Reserve is expected to hike rates on Wednesday, though concerns about tepid inflation were seen weighing on the greenback.

05 Dec 2017

U.S. tax bill adds to debt need as interest costs weigh

A U.S. tax overhaul will increase the government's need to issue more Treasuries as interest costs on the country's debt become a larger drain on the budget.

16 Oct 2017

Dollar up as selloff pauses, inflation key focus

NEW YORK The U.S. dollar was slightly stronger on Monday as investors repositioned after disappointing inflation data on Friday sent the greenback to its lowest levels in more than two weeks.

06 Oct 2017

Treasury proposes looser derivatives rules

NEW YORK, Oct 6 The U.S. Treasury's blueprint for reforming rules in the $300 trillion privately traded derivatives markets would remove some restrictions that have vexed market participants, while also giving more investors room to trade off exchanges.

06 Oct 2017

Dollar drops on North Korea fears, offsetting wage data boost

NEW YORK The U.S. dollar tumbled on Friday on a report that North Korea is preparing to test a long-range missile, overturning earlier gains after the government’s jobs report for September showed an unexpected rise in wages.

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