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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

17 Feb 2018

U.S. Commerce Department proposes hefty import curbs on steel, aluminum

WASHINGTON The U.S. Commerce Department has recommended that President Donald Trump impose steep curbs on steel and aluminum imports from China and other countries ranging from global and country-specific tariffs to broad import quotas, according to proposals released on Friday.

15 Feb 2018

Mexico, U.S. express cautious optimism on NAFTA deal

MEXICO CITY/WASHINGTON Top U.S. and Mexican officials on Thursday expressed cautious optimism that the North American Free Trade Agreement will be renegotiated, speaking ahead of the next round of trade talks later this month.

15 Feb 2018

U.S. ITC details why it rejected CSeries duties, says Boeing not hurt

MONTREAL/WASHINGTON An independent U.S. trade body on Wednesday said it rejected hefty U.S. duties on Bombardier's CSeries jets partly because Boeing lost no sales or revenue when Delta Air Lines ordered the aircraft in 2016 from the Canadian planemaker.

02 Feb 2018

U.S. ups pressure on South Sudan's Kiir, bans arms sales

WASHINGTON The United States on Friday banned the export of weapons and defence services to South Sudan, stepping up pressure against President Salva Kiir to end the country's four-year civil war. | Video

02 Feb 2018

U.S. Treasury accuses China of aiding Maduro in murky deals

WASHINGTON The U.S. Treasury's top economic diplomat, David Malpass, on Friday accused China of enabling poor governance in Venezuela by propping up the socialist government of President Nicolas Maduro through murky oil-for-loan investments.

02 Feb 2018

Exclusive: U.S. to impose arms embargo on South Sudan to end conflict - sources

WASHINGTON The United States is set to announce an arms embargo against South Sudan on Friday, three sources familiar with the decision told Reuters, stepping up pressure against President Salva Kiir to end the country's civil war and humanitarian crisis. | Video

02 Feb 2018

No. 3 U.S. diplomat quits in latest departure under Trump

WASHINGTON The U.S. State Department's third-ranking official, Tom Shannon, said on Thursday he was stepping down, the latest senior career diplomat to exit since President Donald Trump took office a year ago.

02 Feb 2018

Exclusive - U.S. steel executives urge Trump to curb steel imports

WASHINGTON The chief executives of top American steel companies and related groups urged President Donald Trump on Thursday to urgently impose trade measures to curb excess steel capacity and surging imports they say are undermining the U.S. industry.

01 Feb 2018

Trump vows to protect U.S. intellectual property, without directly blaming China

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump vowed on Tuesday to protect American intellectual property, but made little mention of China, which his administration has accused of trade abuses, in his first State of the Union speech to Congress.

31 Jan 2018

Trump vows to protect U.S. intellectual property, without directly blaming China

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump vowed on Tuesday to protect American intellectual property, but made little mention of China, which his administration has accused of trade abuses, in his first State of the Union speech to Congress.

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