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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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25 May 2018

Dollar ends week stronger as commodity-linked peers slip

NEW YORK The dollar rose against a basket of peers on Friday and was on pace to finish the week at its strongest since mid-November, as commodity-linked currencies fell following a slump in oil prices and as political concerns in Italy and Spain hurt the euro.

25 May 2018

Dollar up as commodity-linked currencies slip on oil price slump

NEW YORK The dollar rose against a basket of peers on Wednesday, to its highest since mid November, helped by gains against commodity-linked currencies, as oil prices fell after Saudi Arabia and Russia said they were ready to ease supply curbs that have supported boosted crude prices.

24 May 2018

Dollar weakens as Trump nixes North Korea summit

NEW YORK The dollar slipped against a basket of currencies on Thursday and hit a two-week low against the Japanese yen, after U.S. President Donald Trump scrapped a summit meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and as traders booked profits following the greenback's recent rally.

23 May 2018

Dollar at five-month high as Fed minutes signal a hike 'soon'

NEW YORK The dollar held near a more than five-month high against a basket of currencies on Wednesday, after minutes of the Federal Reserve's May policy meeting showed most policymakers thought it likely another interest rate increase would be warranted "soon" if the U.S. economic outlook remains intact.

16 May 2018

Dollar index at five-month high as euro slips on Italian woes

NEW YORK The dollar added to recent gains against a basket of currencies on Wednesday to touch a five-month high, supported by relatively robust U.S. economic data in recent days, while the euro was hit by reports that a likely future Italian government would seek debt forgiveness from European creditors.

15 May 2018

Dollar at 2018 peak as benchmark Treasury yield hits seven-year high

NEW YORK The U.S. dollar rose against a basket of major currencies on Tuesday to its highest since December, as data showing a pickup in U.S. consumer spending exerted fresh selling pressure on U.S. government bonds and sent the yield on the 10-year Treasury note to its highest level since July 2011.

15 May 2018

Dollar hits 2018 peak, supported by yields, retail sales data

NEW YORK The U.S. dollar rallied against a basket of major currencies on Tuesday to its highest since December, helped by a rise in U.S. Treasury yields and as data showed U.S. retail sales increased moderately in April.

11 May 2018

Options traders' caution pays off as Symantec shares sink

NEW YORK Symantec Corp options delivered bearish traders a windfall on Friday as the cyber-security stock fell as much as 35 percent, a day after the company's disappointing earnings met expectations for a sharp sell-off.

03 May 2018

Musk's conduct, Tesla stock slide make $700 million profit for short-sellers

NEW YORK Short-sellers who had targeted Tesla Inc logged a $700 million paper profit on Thursday after the stock fell nearly 9 percent a day after Chief Executive Elon Musk stunned analysts by dodging "boring" questions about the electric car maker's financial outlook. | Video

03 May 2018

Musk's conduct, Tesla stock slide make $700 million profit for short-sellers

NEW YORK Short-sellers who had targeted Tesla Inc logged a $700 million paper profit on Thursday after the stock fell nearly 9 percent a day after Chief Executive Elon Musk stunned analysts by dodging "boring" questions about the electric car maker's financial outlook. | Video

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