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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

14 Dec 2017

U.S. panel urges regulators to monitor financial innovation risks

WASHINGTON A U.S. regulatory panel on Thursday called for watchdogs to closely monitor risks created by financial innovation, warning that "fintech" and virtual currencies such as bitcoin threaten to disrupt the traditional financial services industry.

11 Dec 2017

SEC halts virtual coin offering, issues investor warning

WASHINGTON The chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Monday warned investors of the dangers of putting their money into cryptocurrencies, saying trading and public offerings in the emerging asset class may be in violation of federal securities law.

11 Dec 2017

SEC halts initial coin offering from restaurant review app

WASHINGTON, Dec 11 The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has stepped in to stop an "initial coin offering" (ICO) from a restaurant review app, after the company failed to register it as a security.

08 Dec 2017

SEC to delay mutual fund disclosures in cybersecurity push

WASHINGTON The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said on Friday it would delay new submissions of portfolio data by mutual funds, as the regulator beefs up its cybersecurity.

08 Dec 2017

Exclusive - Wells Fargo sanctions are on ice under Trump official - sources

WASHINGTON The new acting head of the U.S. consumer finance watchdog is reviewing whether Wells Fargo & Co should pay tens of millions of dollars over alleged mortgage lending abuse, according to three sources familiar with the dispute. | Video

07 Dec 2017

Fed proposes changes to make U.S. bank stress tests more transparent

WASHINGTON The Federal Reserve, the top U.S. banking regulator, on Thursday proposed changes to its annual bank "stress testing" process, aiming to give lenders significantly more information about how their portfolios may perform during potential market shocks.

07 Dec 2017

EXCLUSIVE-Wells Fargo sanctions are on ice under Trump official-sources

WASHINGTON, Dec 7 The new acting head of the U.S. consumer finance watchdog is reviewing whether Wells Fargo & Co should pay tens of millions of dollars over alleged mortgage lending abuse, according to three sources familiar with the dispute.

07 Dec 2017

U.S. financial data chief defends agency before foes in Congress

WASHINGTON, Dec 7 The outgoing head of a U.S. government agency created to gather system-wide market data was forced to defend the agency's existence in the U.S. Congress Thursday, as lawmakers and the Trump administration looked to drastically shrink its role.

06 Dec 2017

U.S. Comptroller halts plan to remove in-house bank examiners

WASHINGTON Bank examiners can continue working inside the banks they supervise, U.S. Comptroller of the Currency Joseph Otting said on Wednesday, in a policy reversal for the U.S. banking regulator.

05 Dec 2017

Senate committee advances bill easing banking regulations

WASHINGTON A U.S. Senate committee advanced legislation Tuesday that would ease financial rules for banks for the first time since the 2007-2009 financial crisis.

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