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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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Dollar hits three-year low as bounce sputters, euro shakes off political concerns

TOKYO The dollar fell to a three-year low against its peers on Wednesday, with an earlier bounce sputtering as the euro edged back after shaking off a potentially negative turn in German politics.

14 Dec 2017

Asia stocks slightly up after Fed move; dollar, U.S. yields sag

TOKYO Asian stocks generally rose on Thursday after the Federal Reserve delivered a much-anticipated interest rate hike, while its caution on inflation tempered expectations for 2018 tightening, weighing on the dollar and Treasury yields.

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

04 Dec 2017

Dollar rises as US Senate passes tax bill, pound awaits May-Juncker meeting

TOKYO The dollar was broadly higher on Monday, reaching a 2-1/2-week peak against the yen, lifted after the U.S. Senate approved a tax overhaul at the weekend.

17 Nov 2017

Dollar steadies as risk aversion ebbs, yields rise

TOKYO The dollar steadied on Friday after coming off the week's lows against its peers as earlier risk aversion in global financial markets receded, pushing up U.S. yields.

15 Nov 2017

Asian stocks skid as oil woes sap sentiment, euro stands tall

TOKYO Asian stocks stumbled on Wednesday after weaker crude oil prices took a toll on Wall Street, while the euro kept big gains after enjoying a boost from robust German economic growth.

09 Nov 2017

Asia stocks stay near highs, though Tokyo slides; dollar slips

TOKYO Asia stocks stayed closed to a decade-long peak on Thursday following another record-breaking day on Wall Street, though Japan's Nikkei slid back from a 26-year high in volatile trading, hit by profit-taking.

05 Nov 2017

Rugby-Japan's Joseph wants to keep opposition strong

YOKOHAMA, Nov 5 Coach Jamie Joseph wants Japan to keep playing the best opposition available despite giving up nine tries in a 63-30 trouncing at the hands of 2015 World Cup runners-up Australia on Saturday.

04 Nov 2017

Australia brush aside Japan in Yokohama, adds momentum for Europe

YOKOHAMA Australia were devastating in attack as they brushed aside Japan 63-30 in Yokohama on Saturday, adding momentum as they head to Europe to face stiffer opposition in Wales, England and Scotland later this month.

31 Oct 2017

Asia stocks gains as South Korea hits record high, dollar sags on White House woes

TOKYO Asian stocks mostly rose on Tuesday, shaking off downebeat factory readings out of China, while the dollar sagged after investigators probing Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election charged President Donald Trump's former campaign manager.

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