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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

20 Apr 2018

A U.S. recession ahead? Fed policymakers say not to worry

CHICAGO/SAN FRANCISCO As the gap between short- and long-term borrowing costs hovers near its lowest in more than 10 years, speculation has risen over whether the so-called yield curve is signaling that a recession could be around the corner.

20 Apr 2018

China fans trade dispute with hefty deposit on U.S. sorghum imports

BEIJING/CHICAGO China will slap hefty anti-dumping deposits on imports of U.S. sorghum from Wednesday, the government said on Tuesday, a higher-than-expected charge on the grain used in livestock feed and the spirits industry, as trade tensions escalate between the world's top two economies.

18 Apr 2018

U.S. senators seek review of Marfrig's deal to buy National Beef

CHICAGO Four U.S. senators asked a national security panel on Tuesday to review whether Marfrig Global Foods SA's planned $969 million acquisition of Missouri-based National Beef Packing Co [NBEEF.UL] threatens the safety of the U.S. food supply.

17 Apr 2018

Fed's Evans says 2.25 percent inflation would not be a problem

CHICAGO Chicago Federal Reserve Bank President Charles Evans said on Tuesday that it could take a year before U.S. inflation gets to 2 percent sustainably, and that if overshoots slightly, he would not be too worried.

17 Apr 2018

Fed can keep rate hikes gradual without risking inflation: Evans

CHICAGO The Federal Reserve can stick to a series of gradual U.S. interest-rate increases over the next couple of years without much risk of an unhealthy surge in inflation, Chicago Fed President Charles Evans said on Tuesday.

17 Apr 2018

Fed's Evans says 2.25 pct inflation would not be a problem

CHICAGO, April 17 Chicago Federal Reserve Bank President Charles Evans said on Tuesday that it could take a year before U.S. inflation gets to 2 percent sustainably, and that if overshoots slightly, he would not be too worried.

13 Apr 2018

Trade war backfire: Steel tariff shrapnel hits U.S. farmers

KANE COUNTY, Ill. Lucas Strom, who runs a century-old family farm in rural Illinois, canceled an order to buy a new $71,000 grain storage bin last month - after the seller raised the price 5 percent in a day.

07 Apr 2018

Fed's Evans says he's optimistic on inflation, wants rate hikes

CHICAGO Chicago Federal Reserve Bank President Charles Evans, one of the Fed's most dovish policymakers, said Saturday that he is optimistic inflation will reach the Fed's 2 percent goal and that slow, gradual rate increases will be appropriate.

07 Apr 2018

U.S. lawmakers sceptical of promises to shield farmers from trade dispute

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. U.S. lawmakers and the farm industry were sceptical of the Trump administration’s promise to shield farmers from the rapidly escalating trade dispute between the United States and China, concerned about the lack of details in protecting the U.S. agricultural export sector now embroiled in the back-and-forth.

07 Apr 2018

U.S. lawmakers skeptical of promises to shield farmers from trade dispute

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. U.S. lawmakers and the farm industry were skeptical of the Trump administration’s promise to shield farmers from the rapidly escalating trade dispute between the United States and China, concerned about the lack of details in protecting the U.S. agricultural export sector now embroiled in the back-and-forth.

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