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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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Thousands of Germans join 'kippa marches' to reject anti-Semitism

BERLIN Thousands of Germans wearing Jewish caps took part in nationwide rallies on Wednesday evening in support of the Jewish community amid concerns about growing anti-Semitism.

24 Apr 2018

Germany lowers growth forecast as business morale weakens - source

BERLIN The German government has lowered its economic growth forecast for this year, a source familiar with the decision said on Tuesday, reflecting expectations that an upswing in Europe's largest economy was losing some momentum. | Video

18 Apr 2018

Inflation-busting pay hikes highlight German shift towards consumption

BERLIN/FRANKFURT German unions have reached an inflation-busting pay hike deal for more than 2 million public sector workers that could push up prices and boost a consumer-led upswing in Europe's biggest economy. | Video

17 Apr 2018

IMF, economic institutes raise their forecasts for German growth

BERLIN The International Monetary Fund on Tuesday raised its forecast for German economic growth, predicting a healthy 2.5 percent expansion for Europe's biggest economy this year.

17 Apr 2018

Merkel sounds upbeat on euro zone reform as coalition wrangles

BERLIN German Chancellor Angela Merkel vowed to reach a joint position with France on euro zone reforms by June, striking a cooperative tone before a visit from French President Emmanuel Macron whose push to overhaul the currency bloc has met resistance in Berlin.

09 Apr 2018

German exports plunge as euro strengthens, tariffs cloud outlook

BERLIN German exports plunged unexpectedly in February, posting their biggest monthly drop in more than two years and narrowing the country's trade surplus, data showed on Monday, another sign that growth in Europe's biggest economy may have peaked.

29 Mar 2018

German jobs bonanza keeps economy swinging into spring

BERLIN Germany's jobless total dropped more than expected in March and unemployment hit a record low, adding impetus to a labor market that has already become the linchpin of a consumer-led upswing. | Video

28 Mar 2018

Consumer cheer, baby boom underpin German economic growth

BERLIN German consumer sentiment rose unexpectedly heading into April as shoppers became more upbeat about their income and grew more willing to spend, a survey showed on Wednesday, indicating Europe's biggest economy is on course for further expansion. | Video

26 Mar 2018

Puigdemont arrest leaves Catalan independence movement on the ropes

MADRID/BERLIN A German court said on Monday it was likely to take several days to decide whether to extradite former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont to Spain to face rebellion charges over the region's campaign for independence. | Video

22 Mar 2018

Threat of protectionism pushes down German business morale

BERLIN German business confidence deteriorated for a second straight month in March, dropping to its lowest level in nearly a year, as managers in Europe's largest economy became more concerned about the rising threat of protectionism.

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