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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

14 Dec 2017

U.S. retail sales, labour market data boost economic outlook

WASHINGTON U.S. retail sales increased more than expected in November as the holiday shopping season got off to a brisk start, pointing to sustained strength in the economy that could pave the way for further Federal Reserve interest rate hikes next year.

13 Dec 2017

U.S. core inflation slows, puts spotlight on 2018 interest rate outlook

WASHINGTON Underlying U.S. consumer inflation slowed in November, held down by weak healthcare costs and the biggest drop in apparel prices in nearly two decades, which could impact the pace at which the Federal Reserve raises interest rates next year.

12 Dec 2017

U.S. producer prices rise strongly, point to firming inflation

WASHINGTON U.S. producer prices rose in November as gasoline prices surged and the cost of other goods increased, leading to the largest annual gain in nearly six years. | Video

11 Dec 2017

Roy Moore campaign casts Alabama race as referendum on Trump

WASHINGTON The campaign of Roy Moore, the Republican candidate for U.S. senator in Alabama who has been accused of sexual misconduct, appealed on Sunday to President Donald Trump's supporters, saying a vote for Moore would be a vote for Trump's agenda. | Video

08 Dec 2017

Strong U.S. job growth in November bolsters economy's outlook

WASHINGTON U.S. job growth increased at a strong clip in November, painting a portrait of a healthy economy that analysts say does not require the kind of fiscal stimulus that President Donald Trump is proposing, even though wage gains remain moderate. | Video

08 Dec 2017

Strong November U.S. job gains anticipated; wages seen rising

WASHINGTON U.S. job growth likely increased at a strong clip in November and wages rebounded as the distortions from the recent hurricanes faded, creating a portrait of a healthy economy that analysts say does not require the kind of fiscal stimulus that President Donald Trump is proposing.

07 Dec 2017

U.S. jobless claims decline for third straight week

WASHINGTON The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, suggesting a rapid tightening of the labour market that bolsters expectations the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates next week.

06 Dec 2017

U.S. unit labour costs decline for two straight quarters

WASHINGTON U.S. unit labour costs were much weaker than initially thought, declining both in the second and third quarters of this year, pointing to very benign inflation pressures in the near term even as the labour market is close to full employment.

05 Dec 2017

U.S. trade deficit hits nine-month high; oil prices lift imports

WASHINGTON The U.S. trade deficit increased to a nine-month high in October due to rising oil prices and the widening of America's long-standing deficits with China and Mexico.

04 Dec 2017

U.S. factory orders slip; business spending robust

WASHINGTON New orders for U.S.-made goods fell less than expected in October and shipments of core capital goods were much stronger than previously reported, pointing to sustained strength in manufacturing that should buoy the economy.

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