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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

16 Jan 2018

Stock 'fear index' snaps out of extended snooze, jumps to six-week high

NEW YORK A widely followed gauge of expected near-term stock price gyrations perked up on Tuesday to a six-week high as traders took to the equity options market to pick up some protective contracts.

12 Jan 2018

Euro surges on ECB tapering hopes; sterling jumps

NEW YORK The dollar slipped to a more than three-year low against the euro on Friday, as the common currency extended its gains on hopes that European Central Bank policymakers are preparing to reduce their vast monetary stimulus program.

11 Jan 2018

Euro soars after ECB says it could revisit policy message soon

NEW YORK The euro rallied against the greenback on Thursday after the European Central Bank said it could revisit its communication stance in early 2018, boosting expectations that policymakers are preparing to reduce their vast monetary stimulus program.

10 Jan 2018

Dollar slips versus yen on report China may halt bond buys

NEW YORK The U.S. dollar fell to a more than six-week low against the Japanese yen and weakened against a basket of major currencies on Wednesday after a report that China was ready to slow or halt its U.S. Treasury purchases.

09 Jan 2018

Dollar extends recovery, yen rises on BOJ move

NEW YORK The dollar edged higher against a basket of major currencies on Tuesday, to hit an eleven-day peak, as its decline last week to the lowest in more than three months continued to draw bargain hunters.

08 Jan 2018

Dollar gains as euro rally falters

NEW YORK The dollar rose to a more than one-week high against a basket of other major currencies on Monday, helped by a pullback in the euro as investors took profits after the common currency's recent rally.

04 Jan 2018

GRAPHIC-Dow hits another record, tops 25,000

NEW YORK, Jan 4 The Dow Jones Industrial Average broke above the 25,000 level for the first time on Thursday, taking less than a year to add a 5,000-point milestone which is the fastest since the index was created in May 1896.

12 Dec 2017

Bitcoin futures suggest breakneck rise in price to slow

By Saqib Iqbal Ahmed, Jemima Kelly and Gertrude Chavez-Dreyfuss | Video

10 Dec 2017

After bitcoin’s wild week, traders brace for futures launch

NEW YORK, Dec 10 The newest way to bet on bitcoin, the cyptocurrency that has taken Wall Street by storm with its stratospheric price rise and wild daily gyrations, will arrive on Sunday when bitcoin futures start trading.

06 Dec 2017

Bitcoin zooms above $13,000 to record high on relentless demand

TOKYO/NEW YORK Bitcoin extended its rally on Wednesday, breaking above $13,000 to a record high despite questions about the cryptocurrency's real value and worries about a dangerous bubble. | Video

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