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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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Afghans, Syrians help German firms fill training vacancies

BERLIN German companies managed to attract more apprentices to on-the-job training schemes last year due to a surge in applications from asylum seekers from Afghanistan and Syria, data showed on Wednesday.

14 Aug 2018

'Alive and kicking' - German economy shifts into higher gear

BERLIN The German economy picked up more pace than expected in the second quarter, driven by higher household and state spending, suggesting that it is powering ahead despite the threat of a major trade dispute with the United States.

10 Aug 2018

Tariffs and sanctions turmoil may overshadow EU, German growth data

BERLIN U.S. tariffs and sanctions policies are likely to keep investors on their toes in the coming week as European politicians and policymakers continue their summer break, while economic data from Germany and the euro zone will also be in focus.

07 Aug 2018

German factory and jobs figures point to modest second quarter growth

BERLIN The German economy is set for modest growth in the second quarter after industrial output edged up and job vacancies hit a record high, underlining labor market strength that is fuelling a consumer-led upswing. | Video

06 Aug 2018

German industrial orders plunge most in nearly one-and-a-half years

BERLIN German industrial orders fell more than expected in June, posting their steepest monthly drop in nearly a year and a half, suggesting that trade tensions caused by U.S. President Donald Trump might curtail growth in Europe's largest economy. | Video

30 Jul 2018

German, Spanish inflation remain above ECB target in July

BERLIN/MADRID German and Spanish inflation remained slightly above the European Central Bank's price stability target in July, preliminary data showed on Monday, supporting the ECB's cautious approach of winding down its monetary stimulus only gradually.

05 Jul 2018

German factories hit higher gear, but backdrop uncertain

BERLIN Industrial orders in Germany bounced back in May to support expectations of an economic upturn, though simmering trade and political tensions may yet act as a brake on growth.

04 Jul 2018

Merkel vows to soldier on despite bruising migration dispute

BERLIN Germany's right-left coalition government will serve its full four-year term despite a bitter dispute over immigration policy, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday, downplaying fears of instability in Europe's largest economy.

03 Jul 2018

Merkel's migrant deal hangs on Social Democrat, EU approval

BERLIN A migrant policy deal struck by Chancellor Angela Merkel to save the German government drew scepticism on Tuesday from her Social Democrat coalition partners, who said more talks and work were needed to make the disputed proposal fly.

02 Jul 2018

Bavarian conservative struggles to find firm ground between Merkel and far right

BERLIN A threat to resign over immigration policy looks likely to backfire against the leader of Bavaria's conservatives, who has suddenly found himself with no firm ground on which to stand between Chancellor Angela Merkel's centrists and the far-right.

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