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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

18 Sep 2017

Skilled labor shortage clouds U.S. building industry outlook: survey

NEW YORK Contractors for U.S. commercial construction are optimistic about the industry's health in the next 12 months though finding skilled labor still poses challenges, according to a third-quarter survey released on Monday.

16 Sep 2017

Global stocks set new highs, dollar weakens on data

NEW YORK A gauge of global equities rose and shares on Wall Street set new highs on Friday as investors shrugged off the latest missile test by North Korea, while the dollar eased on unexpected weak economic data that dimmed the likelihood for a U.S. rate hike.

15 Sep 2017

U.S. oil hits $50/barrel, sterling jumps; Dow at new high

NEW YORK Rising demand pushed U.S. crude above $50 a barrel on Thursday, while sterling jumped after the Bank of England said it was likely to raise interest rates for the first time in a decade in coming months.

14 Sep 2017

U.S. stocks set new highs as global rally falters

NEW YORK Global equity markets were little changed on Wednesday as Wall Street eked out new closing highs, while the dollar rose on U.S. producer prices data for August that suggested a robust economy. | Video

14 Sep 2017

Apple's slide takes shine off global stock rally

NEW YORK Global equity markets edged lower on Wednesday, pulled down over concerns about the launch of Apple's new iPhone X, while the dollar rose after a report showed U.S. producer prices rebounded in August, suggesting a strong economy.

13 Sep 2017

Global stocks hit new highs as Irma, North Korea fears ebb

NEW YORK Stocks on Wall Street and a gauge of global equity markets set new closing highs on Tuesday after the feared impact of Hurricane Irma waned and the easing of tensions with North Korea boosted risk appetite and drove a sell-off in global bond markets. | Video

12 Sep 2017

WeWork files name infringement lawsuit against China's UrWork

NEW YORK WeWork Cos filed a lawsuit against Chinese company UrWork for trademark infringement in a federal court on Tuesday and demanded the firm stop a planned launch in Manhattan where the New York-based shared workspace company dominates the market.

12 Sep 2017

New York City property market turns cautious: broker survey

NEW YORK Prospects for New York City's property market remain strong yet greater caution can be seen as buyers turn more hesitant and sellers seek unrealistic prices, a trade association's second-quarter survey of broker sentiment showed on Tuesday.

12 Sep 2017

Global equities hit record as Irma weakens, dollar gains

NEW YORK A global equity index and the S&P 500 surged to record highs on Monday, spurred by relief that Hurricane Irma weakened to a tropical storm and that North Korea's anniversary celebrations on the weekend passed without a new missile test.

26 Aug 2017

Euro jumps, bonds slips after Yellen, Draghi speak

NEW YORK The euro jumped more than 1 percent and yields on benchmark U.S. government debt remained at unattractive rates on Friday after the world's two leading central bankers declined to discuss monetary policy in keynote speeches.


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