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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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14 Nov 2017

Universities to U.S. Senate: Endowment tax idea 'fundamentally flawed'

WASHINGTON Tax legislation working its way through the U.S. Senate would put a new levy on endowments held by large private universities and colleges, a proposal that more than three dozen higher-education lobbying groups on Tuesday called "fundamentally flawed."

14 Nov 2017

Universities to U.S. Senate: Endowment tax idea 'fundamentally flawed'

WASHINGTON, Nov 14 Tax legislation working its way through the U.S. Senate would put a new levy on endowments held by large private universities and colleges, a proposal that more than three dozen higher-education lobbying groups on Tuesday called "fundamentally flawed."

03 Nov 2017

Republican tax plan would deal financial hit to U.S. universities

WASHINGTON The Republican tax plan unveiled on Thursday stirred anger at U.S. universities, which said its proposals to tax endowments of private institutions and repeal a deduction for student-loan interest payments would hurt institutions and students.

02 Nov 2017

Republican tax plan would deal financial hit to U.S. universities

WASHINGTON, Nov 2 The Republican tax plan unveiled on Thursday stirred anger at U.S. universities, which said its proposals to tax endowments of private institutions and repeal a deduction for student-loan interest payments would hurt institutions and students.

01 Nov 2017

Trump kills class-action rule against banks, lightening Wall Street regulation

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump signed a Congressional resolution on Wednesday that lets banks block customers from filing class action lawsuits, partly delivering on his election campaign promise to lighten U.S. financial regulation.

31 Oct 2017

Vocal, powerful critic of Wall Street rules leaving Congress

WASHINGTON Representative Jeb Hensarling, the Republican chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Financial Services Committee, announced on Tuesday that he would retire from Congress at the end of 2018, marking the exit of Congress's leading advocate for rolling back strict financial rules.

30 Oct 2017

U.S. regulator asks Trump not to dismantle class-action rule

WASHINGTON A top U.S. regulator for Wall Street took the unusual step on Monday of directly asking President Donald Trump to veto a resolution that allows financial companies to block customers from banding together to sue, a request likely to be ignored.

27 Oct 2017

U.S. veterans to Trump: Save bank customers' rights to sue

WASHINGTON The largest U.S. veterans service organization on Thursday urged President Donald Trump to veto recent legislation allowing financial companies to block customers from banding together to sue, saying it would hurt members of the armed forces.

27 Oct 2017

U.S. veterans to Trump: Save bank customers' rights to sue

WASHINGTON, Oct 26 The largest U.S. veterans service organization on Thursday urged President Donald Trump to veto recent legislation allowing financial companies to block customers from banding together to sue, saying it would hurt members of the armed forces.

25 Oct 2017

After win on U.S. class actions, finance firms aim to kill payday loan rules

WASHINGTON After the U.S. Congress killed a rule allowing customers to band together to sue financial firms over disputes, the door may open for a similar attempt to push back a new rule curbing payday lenders, said lawyers and lobbyists on Wednesday.

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