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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 Nov 2017

U.S. yield curves flattens but recession seen distant

NEW YORK The yield gap between shorter-dated and longer-dated bonds is shrinking in the United States, raising concerns among traders over when the second-longest U.S. economic expansion in modern history will come to an end.

13 Nov 2017

New faces at Fed seen sticking to current playbook, says BlackRock's Fink

NEW YORK Pending leadership changes at the U.S. Federal Reserve are not worrying to Larry Fink, who runs BlackRock Inc , the world's largest asset management company, although he does fret about what the Fed is doing to the U.S. Treasury yield curve.

10 Nov 2017

U.S. junk bond sector ends rough week on calmer note

NEW YORK Cracks in the red-hot U.S. high-yield bond market are starting to widen, with two junk-rated companies pulling their deals on Friday and U.S.-based high-yield funds suffering their second consecutive week of cash withdrawals.

03 Nov 2017

U.S. yield curve seen even flatter under a Powell-led Fed

NEW YORK President Donald Trump's nomination of Jerome Powell as the next Federal Reserve chair on Thursday was greeted with a potentially ominous signal from the bond market: the U.S. Treasury yield curve flattened.

01 Nov 2017

New York's Jean-Georges restaurant loses 3-star Michelin status

Michelin has stripped New York restaurant Jean-Georges of its three-star rating in its 2018 guide, leaving the city with five top-rated eateries, two fewer than San Francisco which now has the most three-star establishments in the United States.

27 Oct 2017

Euro posts worst week in 2017 on dovish ECB, Catalonia vote

NEW YORK The euro fell on Friday, marking its biggest weekly loss of the year a day after the European Central Bank decided to prolong its bond purchases and signaled its willingness to stick with an ultra-loose policy stance.

27 Oct 2017

Euro poised for worst week in 2017 on dovish ECB, Catalonia vote

NEW YORK The euro fell on Friday and was on track for its biggest weekly loss of the year as the European Central Bank's decision on Thursday to prolong its bond purchases signaled its willingness to stick with an ultra-loose policy stance.

26 Oct 2017

Euro plunges as ECB decides to extend bond buying

NEW YORK The euro tumbled on Thursday for its worst day against the dollar in 16 months as the European Central Bank prolonged its bond purchases well into 2018, diminishing the chances the ECB would raise interest rates next year.

25 Oct 2017

Dollar stalls despite upbeat U.S. data, Fed chair talk

NEW YORK The dollar slipped on Wednesday against a basket of currencies, struggling to post further gains tied to speculation the next chair of the U.S. Federal Reserve will steer policy in a more hawkish direction.

25 Oct 2017

Michelin 3-star restaurants rise to seven in San Francisco area

The number of the restaurants in the San Francisco area with Michelin's highest accolade of three stars grew to seven in the 2018 dining guide for the region that will be launched on Friday.

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