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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.

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08 Nov 2017

U.S. warns bondholders that negotiating with Venezuela may be illegal

WASHINGTON The U.S. Treasury has warned bondholders that dealing with Venezuela's chief debt negotiators, both of whom are blacklisted by the United States, would be "problematic" and could lead to stiff penalties under U.S. sanctions.

05 Nov 2017

IMF visits Myanmar for annual economic checkup

WASHINGTON An International Monetary Fund delegation visits Myanmar this week for an annual economic checkup of a country whose treatment of its Rohingya Muslim minority has put it in the international spotlight.

03 Nov 2017

IMF warns Venezuela over gaps in economic data, transparency

WASHINGTON The International Monetary Fund issued a warning to Venezuela on Friday for failing to provide the institution with economic data on time and gave it six months to address the lack of some statistics.

27 Sep 2017

Mexico opens way for NAFTA talks to run into 2018

OTTAWA Mexico on Wednesday opened the possibility that talks to revamp the NAFTA trade agreement were so complex that they could run into 2018, beyond an end-December deadline designed to avoid Mexico's presidential election campaign which kicks off in March.

27 Sep 2017

Negotiators weigh NAFTA progress as Canada fumes over Bombardier

OTTAWA, Sept 27 Top negotiators from the United States, Canada, and Mexico sought to keep NAFTA talks on track on Wednesday as Canada fumed over a U.S. decision to impose preliminary duties on Bombardier's CSeries jets, which is likely to add to trade tensions.

26 Sep 2017

Top NAFTA negotiators join talks as U.S. presents draft text on labour

OTTAWA The United States on Tuesday unveiled draft text on labour standards during the negotiations on modernizing the North American Free Trade Agreement as top officials from Canada, the United States and Mexico joined talks in Ottawa.

26 Sep 2017

U.S. homes in on NAFTA labor, investment as top officials join talks

OTTAWA Talks to modernize NAFTA kick into higher gear on Tuesday when top officials from Canada, the United States and Mexico join the negotiations in Ottawa where the U.S. is expected to propose draft text on labor, investment and intellectual property.

25 Sep 2017

U.S. to partially unveil key NAFTA proposal, talks seen dragging

OTTAWA U.S. trade negotiators will only partially unveil new text on modifying a key chapter on investment under NAFTA, two well-placed sources said on Sunday, underlying the cautious pace of talks that are supposed to wrap up by the end of the year.

24 Sep 2017

U.S. to partially unveil key NAFTA proposal, talks seen dragging

OTTAWA, Sept 24 U.S. trade negotiators will only partially unveil new text on modifying a key chapter on investment under NAFTA, two well-placed sources said on Sunday, underlying the slow pace of talks that are supposed to wrap up by the end of the year.

22 Sep 2017

U.S. to weigh into 'challenging' issues at Ottawa NAFTA talks: negotiator

WASHINGTON The United States will present new text proposals and begin to weigh into thornier issues of the North American Free Trade Agreement in the third round of negotiations starting in Ottawa on Saturday, U.S. chief negotiator John Melle said on Thursday.

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