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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 Aug 2018

U.S. consumer sentiment hits 11-month low, inflation in focus

WASHINGTON U.S. consumer sentiment fell to an 11-month low in early August, with households expressing concerns about the rising cost of living, potentially signaling a slowdown in consumer spending.

16 Aug 2018

U.S. homebuilding slowing; labor market strong

WASHINGTON U.S. homebuilding rebounded less than expected from a nine-month low in July, suggesting the housing market was likely to tread water for the rest of this year against the backdrop of rising construction costs and labor shortages.

15 Aug 2018

U.S. retail sales, manufacturing data bolster third-quarter economic outlook

WASHINGTON U.S. retail sales rose more than expected in July as households boosted purchases of motor vehicles and clothing, suggesting the economy remained strong early in the third quarter.

14 Aug 2018

U.S. import prices flat; dollar limits imported inflation

WASHINGTON U.S. import prices were unchanged in July as a surge in the cost of fuels was offset by weak prices elsewhere, suggesting that a strong dollar was keeping imported inflation in check.

09 Aug 2018

U.S. labor market tightening; inflation steadily rising

WASHINGTON The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, suggesting that a strong economy was helping the labor market weather ongoing trade tensions between the United States and a host of other countries.

03 Aug 2018

U.S. job growth slows in July, unemployment rate drops

WASHINGTON U.S. job growth slowed more than expected in July as employment in the transportation and utilities sectors fell, but a drop in the unemployment rate suggested that labour market conditions continued to tighten. | Video

03 Aug 2018

Strong U.S. job growth expected in July, tariffs yet to bite

WASHINGTON U.S. companies likely maintained a strong pace of hiring in July, suggesting that the robust economy was helping the labor market to weather trade tensions, which could allow the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates again in September.

02 Aug 2018

U.S. jobless claims up slightly; factory orders rise

WASHINGTON The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits rose less than expected last week, pointing to sustained strength in the labour market despite trade tensions.

01 Aug 2018

Trade tensions, labor shortages loom over U.S. factories

WASHINGTON U.S. manufacturing activity slowed in July amid signs that a robust economy and import tariffs were putting pressure on the supply chain, which could hurt production in the long term.

31 Jul 2018

U.S. consumer spending rises; wage growth slows in second quarter

WASHINGTON U.S. consumer spending increased solidly in June as households spent more at restaurants and on accommodation, building a strong base for the economy heading into the third quarter, while inflation rose moderately.

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