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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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20 Jan 2018

German SPD leaders upbeat as biggest branch backs coalition talks

BERLIN Senior members of Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) said on Saturday they were confident the party would approve the start of formal coalition talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives at a special congress this weekend.

18 Jan 2018

German union backs SPD bid to start formal coalition talks

BERLIN Germany's largest union grouping on Thursday recommended the centre-left Social Democrats (SPD) vote to start formal coalition talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives, bolstering an all-out drive by the party to rally support.

18 Jan 2018

German property boom to boost construction sales to 23-year high

BERLIN German construction companies expect sales to grow by 4 percent this year, reaching their highest level since 1995, industry associations said on Thursday, suggesting the sector will continue to propel growth in Europe's biggest economy this year.

17 Jan 2018

Germany demands clarity on risk reduction for banking union

BERLIN Germany said on Wednesday that euro zone members should first agree on clear parameters for reducing risks in the banking sector before progress can be made toward completing a banking union through a deposit insurance scheme in the currency bloc.

17 Jan 2018

Economists call for overhaul of euro zone, creation of joint 'safe assets'

BERLIN Leading economists from France and Germany on Wednesday weighed in on the politically heated debate about making the euro zone more resilient during any future crises by calling for new fiscal rules and the creation of a virtual euro-area "safe asset".

17 Jan 2018

Economists call for overhaul of euro zone, creation of joint "safe assets"

BERLIN Leading economists from France and Germany on Wednesday weighed into the politically heated debate about making the euro zone more resilient against future crises by calling for new fiscal rules and the creation of a virtual euro area "safe asset".

17 Jan 2018

Economists call for overhaul of euro zone, creation of joint "safe assets"

BERLIN, Jan 17 Leading economists from France and Germany on Wednesday weighed into the politically heated debate about making the euro zone more resilient against future crises by calling for new fiscal rules and the creation of a virtual euro area "safe asset".

11 Jan 2018

In surplus and growing fast, German economy powers on

BERLIN Economic growth in Germany hit a six-year high in 2017 and its public finances posted a record surplus, fuelling hopes of another strong showing in 2018 and sharpening a debate about how its next government should manage the windfall. | Video

09 Jan 2018

German industrial output surges, signalling a healthy 2018

BERLIN Industrial production and exports from Germany rose more than expected in November, prompting the government to raise its estimate of growth for 2017 and signalling that its expansion would carry on this year. | Video

03 Jan 2018

German jobs bonanza pushes unemployment to record low

BERLIN Germany's unemployment rate hit a record low as its jobless total fell more than forecast in December, underpinning a broad-based economic upswing that augurs well for further strong growth in 2018.

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