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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

14 Dec 2017

UK retailers enjoy bumper Black Friday sales

LONDON British shoppers pounced on electrical goods and other Black Friday bargains last month, giving an unexpectedly big boost to retail sales, which contrasted with earlier signs of a subdued start to Christmas spending. | Video

14 Dec 2017

Bank of England - disorderly Brexit risk reduced by EU talks progress

LONDON Last week's breakthrough in Brexit talks has reduced the risk of a disorderly British departure from the European Union and may boost economic confidence, the Bank of England said on Thursday after it left interest rates unchanged.

14 Dec 2017

Bank of England says risk of disorderly Brexit reduced by progress in talks

LONDON Last week's breakthrough in Brexit talks has reduced the risk of Britain leaving the European Union in a disorderly way and may boost economic confidence, the Bank of England said on Thursday after it left interest rates unchanged.

14 Dec 2017

UK urgently needs Brexit transition deal, and more time after that, MPs say

LONDON Britain urgently needs a "standstill" deal to keep its ties with the European Union unchanged in a post-Brexit transition period, and will probably need an adaptation phase after that for sectors such as financial services, a group of MPs said.

14 Dec 2017

UK urgently needs Brexit transition deal, and more time after that, lawmakers say

LONDON Britain urgently needs a "standstill" deal to keep its ties with the European Union unchanged in a post-Brexit transition period, and will probably need an adaptation phase after that for sectors such as financial services, a group of lawmakers said.

13 Dec 2017

UK employment falls for second month, pay edges up

LONDON The number of people in work in Britain fell again, suggesting employers are turning more cautious as Brexit nears, and while pay growth quickened slightly, it remained lower than inflation, official data showed on Wednesday. | Video

12 Dec 2017

UK inflation hits highest in nearly six years, peak seen soon

LONDON British inflation unexpectedly rose to its highest level in nearly six years in November, tightening the post-Brexit vote squeeze on households whose spending is the main driver of the country's economy. | Video

11 Dec 2017

Labour could move Bank of England operations away from London

Britain's opposition Labour Party is considering moving parts of the Bank of England to Birmingham if it wins power at the next national election, saying the change is needed to reduce the economy's reliance on London's banking industry.

09 Dec 2017

Conte says Chelsea no longer in title race after West Ham defeat

Dec 9 Chelsea coach Antonio Conte said his side were no longer in the Premier League title race after they lost 1-0 to West Ham United on Saturday, leaving the champions 11 points adrift of runaway leaders Manchester City who play on Sunday.

06 Dec 2017

Atletico's Champions League exit is no disaster says Simeone

LONDON Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone blamed poor finishing for their exit at the Champions League group stage on Tuesday but was adamant that the early departure was "not a disaster" for the Spanish club.

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