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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 Jun 2018

Trump's tariffs pose risk to global trade, U.S. economy: IMF

WASHINGTON The International Monetary Fund warned on Thursday that U.S. President Donald Trump's new import tariffs threaten to undermine the global trading system, prompt retaliation by other countries and damage the U.S. economy.

14 Jun 2018

IMF warns United States against protectionist trade policies

WASHINGTON, June 14 The International Monetary Fund warned on Thursday that U.S. President Donald Trump's new import tariffs threaten to undermine the global trading system, prompt retaliatory responses from other countries and damage the U.S. economy.

12 Jun 2018

Fed nominees Clarida, Bowman clear U.S. Senate panel hurdle

WASHINGTON The U.S. Senate Banking Committee on Tuesday voted to approve Richard Clarida and Michelle Bowman as Federal Reserve governors, sending their nominations to the full senate for a confirmation vote.

25 May 2018

Fed's Powell: central banks must strive to enhance transparency on supervision

Central banks around the world should strive to find news ways to be transparent and accountable in their regulation of financial institutions to maintain the integrity of the system, Fed Chairman Jerome Powell said on Friday.

23 May 2018

Most Fed policymakers say rate hike likely needed 'soon,' minutes show

WASHINGTON Most Federal Reserve policymakers thought it likely another interest rate increase would be warranted "soon" if the U.S. economic outlook remains intact, minutes of the central bank's last policy meeting showed.

20 May 2018

U.S., China putting trade war on hold, Treasury's Mnuchin says

WASHINGTON The U.S. trade war with China is "on hold" after the world's largest economies agreed to drop their tariff threats while they work on a wider trade agreement, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Sunday. | Video

20 May 2018

U.S., China putting trade war on hold, Treasury's Mnuchin says

WASHINGTON, May 20 The U.S. trade war with China is "on hold" after the world's largest economies agreed to drop their tariff threats while they work on a wider trade agreement, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Sunday.

15 May 2018

Trump Fed nominee signals skepticism on QE

Even as U.S. Federal Reserve Board nominees Richard Clarida and Michelle Bowman on Tuesday pledged their best efforts toward achieving the U.S. central bank's twin goals of full employment and low inflation, one appeared hesitant on a key Fed tool used in the past to attain them.

14 May 2018

Trump's Fed nominees set to add 'balance' to central bank

WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO The Trump administration's latest two nominees to the Federal Reserve are everything it was once feared the White House would never support: insiders who will do little to rock the boat at the world's most powerful central bank.

14 May 2018

Fed's Mester reiterates support for gradual U.S. rate increases

The Federal Reserve should continue its gradual approach to raising interest rates given that inflation has not yet reached the U.S. central bank's 2 percent goal in a sustained way, Cleveland Fed President Loretta Mester said on Monday.

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