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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June 30 Australian shares fell as much as 1.7 percent on Friday, posting their biggest intra-day percentage fall since Nov. 2016, with investors taking their cue from Wall Street's overnight slump.
June 29 Materials and financial stocks drove Australian shares higher on Thursday, fuelled by gains in commodity prices and an overnight surge on Wall Street.
June 28 Australian shares recouped early losses to trade higher on Wednesday with miners among the biggest gainers following a rise in commodity prices.
June 27 Australian shares traded lower on Tuesday in the absence of market-moving triggers, with small gains on Wall Street ahead of an appearance by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen doing little to boost market sentiment.
June 26 Australian shares edged up on Monday with the consumer staples sector climbing after Metcash Ltd reported a rise in underlying annual profit, but financial stocks struggled to remain positive amid continuing concerns over bank taxes.
June 23 Australian shares were flat on Friday with financial stocks falling after an Australian state imposed a surprise tax on the country's five biggest banks, while gains in materials and healthcare stocks kept the index afloat.
June 22 Australian shares rose on Thursday as miners gained on rising commodity prices and financial stocks turned positive after two straight sessions of losses.
June 21 Australian shares tumbled on Wednesday as materials stocks suffered due to slumping commodities prices while financial counters hit a one-week low.
June 20 Australian shares fell on Tuesday, led down by real estate and financials stocks.
March 17 Australian shares traded higher on Friday with financials accounting for more than half of the gains, after National Australia Bank Ltd raised home investor loan rates to clamp down on the "strong growth" in the segment.
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