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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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23 Feb 2018

U.S. banks set for M&A wave as Trump cuts red tape

WASHINGTON An easing of financial rules will soon unleash pent-up mergers and acquisitions among mid-sized U.S. banks, according to deal bankers, analysts and bank executives.

23 Feb 2018

U.S. SEC commissioner questions complex financial products amid VIX drama

WASHINGTON A Democratic commissioner at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday questioned the growing use of complex financial products by retail investors such as derivatives based on stock market volatility indicators that were linked to recent weeks of market turmoil.

19 Feb 2018

Trump says FBI missed signs on Florida shooting due to Russia probe, draws criticism

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump attacked the FBI and lawmakers probing suspected Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S presidential election, drawing sharp criticism for saying an excessive focus on Russia led investigators to miss signs that could have prevented a deadly school shooting in Florida. | Video

18 Feb 2018

Trump accuses FBI of 'spending too much time' on Russia probe

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump attacked the FBI and lawmakers probing alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election and said an excessive focus on Russia led federal investigators to miss signs that could have prevented the deadly school shooting in Florida last week.

16 Feb 2018

Pakistan could face economic pain from return to terrorist financing 'grey list'

ISLAMABAD/WASHINGTON/HONG KONG The prospect of Pakistan being placed back on a global terrorist financing watchlist could endanger its handful of remaining banking links to the outside world, causing real financial pain to the economy just as a general election looms.

15 Feb 2018

U.S. financial regulatory panel to review Prudential risk designation

WASHINGTON A panel of U.S. regulators will next week discuss whether insurer Prudential Financial Inc should continue to be subject to stringent oversight, according to a public notice and a company statement.

15 Feb 2018

U.S. financial regulatory panel to review Prudential risk designation

WASHINGTON, Feb 14 A panel of U.S. regulators will next week discuss whether global insurer Prudential should continue to be subject to stringent oversight, according to a public notice and a company statement.

08 Feb 2018

U.S. senators ask consumer watchdog head for details on Equifax probe

WASHINGTON A group of 31 U.S. senators said on Thursday they had written to the leadership of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) demanding information on the consumer watchdog's stalled probe into credit reporting agency Equifax Inc's massive data breach.

06 Feb 2018

U.S. regulators may ask Congress for virtual currency legislation

WASHINGTON U.S. regulators may ask Congress to pass legislation to improve oversight of virtual currencies like bitcoin amid concerns about the risks posed by the emerging asset class, the head of the Securities and Exchange Commission said on Tuesday. | Video

06 Feb 2018

U.S. Senate to spotlight virtual currencies as bitcoin plunges

WASHINGTON Digital currencies such as bitcoin will be in the spotlight again on Tuesday as lawmakers in the U.S. Senate question top markets watchdogs over how to better regulate the highly volatile and risky emerging asset class.

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