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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

15 Aug 2018

Royal Bank of Scotland pays $4.9 billion for crisis-era misconduct

WASHINGTON Royal Bank of Scotland will pay $4.9 billion (£3.86 billion) to settle U.S. claims that it misled investors on residential mortgage-backed securities between 2005 and 2008, the U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday. | Video

14 Aug 2018

'Fintechs' sound cautious note on offer of U.S. bank charter

WASHINGTON Financial technology companies that lend online are sounding a cautious note on a U.S. banking regulator's plan to offer them special federal charters because of concerns over legal challenges and requirements that are more onerous than expected.

08 Aug 2018

Trump administration cuts staff at financial markets watchdog -source

WASHINGTON The Trump administration moved on Wednesday to shrink a government agency tasked with identifying looming financial risks, notifying around 40 staff members they would be laid off, according to a person familiar with the changes.

08 Aug 2018

Trump administration cuts dozens of staff at financial markets watchdog: source

WASHINGTON The Trump administration moved on Wednesday to drastically shrink a government agency tasked with identifying looming financial risks, notifying around 40 staff members they would be laid off, according to a person familiar with the changes.

08 Aug 2018

Trump administration cuts dozens of staff at financial markets watchdog -source

WASHINGTON, Aug 8 The Trump administration moved on Wednesday to drastically shrink a government agency tasked with identifying looming financial risks, notifying around 40 staff members they would be laid off, according to a person familiar with the changes.

02 Aug 2018

U.S. derivatives regulator doles out $45 million to whistleblowers

WASHINGTON A top U.S. financial regulator announced on Thursday it had awarded whistleblowers over $45 million for helping the watchdog identify improper activity.

01 Aug 2018

Fed's plan to raise rates appears intact despite Trump criticism

WASHINGTON If President Donald Trump's comments that the Federal Reserve risked killing U.S. economic growth with higher interest rates was even discussed at a policy meeting that ended on Wednesday, there was no sign of it as the central bank indicated it would stick with its forecast of two more rate increases this year.

01 Aug 2018

Fed leaves rates unchanged, stays on course for September hike

WASHINGTON The U.S. Federal Reserve kept interest rates unchanged on Wednesday but characterized the economy as strong, keeping the central bank on track to increase borrowing costs in September.

01 Aug 2018

U.S. bank regulator allows fintech firms to seek federal charter

WASHINGTON A U.S. bank regulator said on Tuesday it would start accepting national charter applications from financial technology companies, giving so-called fintech firms a path to federal oversight for the first time.

23 Jul 2018

U.S. senators push sanctions to send Putin election meddling warning

WASHINGTON A pair of prominent Republican U.S. senators said on Sunday that the United States must move promptly to prepare new sanctions against Russia to discourage interference in upcoming elections.

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