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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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17 Aug 2017

Fed policymakers grow more worried about weak inflation

WASHINGTON Federal Reserve policymakers appeared increasingly wary about recent weak inflation and some called for halting interest rate hikes until it was clear the trend was transitory, according to the minutes of the U.S. central bank's last policy meeting.

16 Aug 2017

Fed policymakers grow more worried about weak inflation -minutes

WASHINGTON, Aug 16 Federal Reserve policymakers appeared increasingly wary about recent weak inflation and some called for a halt to further interest rate hikes until it was clear the trend was transitory, according to the minutes of the central bank's last policy meeting.

16 Aug 2017

Tech companies ramp up NAFTA lobbying on eve of trade talks

WASHINGTON Technology companies, such as Microsoft and Cisco Systems have ramped up lobbying ahead of talks to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement, looking to avoid any future restrictions on cloud storage and to promote an international pact to eliminate technology goods tariffs.

03 Aug 2017

Fed's Williams says supports trimming Fed portfolio in September

LAS VEGAS The U.S. economy will likely be strong enough for the Federal Reserve to trim its bond holdings in September, San Francisco Fed President John Williams said on Wednesday, in a sign the central bank was close to unwinding a controversial stimulus tool.

03 Aug 2017

Fed's Williams says he supports trimming Fed portfolio 'this fall'

LAS VEGAS, Aug 2 The U.S. economy will be strong enough for the Federal Reserve to trim its bond holdings "this fall," San Francisco Fed President John Williams said on Wednesday, in a sign the central bank was close to unwinding a controversial stimulus tool.

28 Jul 2017

RPT-Trump urged Washington to stop bank mergers in 2004 letter

WASHINGTON, July 27 President Donald Trump warned the administration of George W. Bush in 2004 that big U.S. bank mergers were "totally out of control" and should be stopped as they were forcing businesses to borrow money from foreigners, according to a letter seen by Reuters.

28 Jul 2017

Trump urged Washington to stop bank mergers in 2004 letter

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump warned the administration of George W. Bush in 2004 that big U.S. bank mergers were "totally out of control" and should be stopped as they were forcing businesses to borrow money from foreigners, according to a letter seen by Reuters.

28 Jul 2017

Trump urged Washington to stop bank mergers in 2004 letter

WASHINGTON, July 27 President Donald Trump warned the administration of George W. Bush in 2004 that big U.S. bank mergers were "totally out of control" and should be stopped as they were forcing businesses to borrow money from foreigners, according to a letter seen by Reuters.

27 Jul 2017

Fed holds rates steady, expects portfolio cuts "relatively soon"

WASHINGTON The Federal Reserve kept interest rates unchanged on Wednesday and said it expected to start winding down its massive holdings of bonds "relatively soon" in a sign of confidence in the U.S. economy.

26 Jul 2017

Fed expected to leave rates unchanged; balance sheet in focus

WASHINGTON The Federal Reserve is expected to hold interest rates unchanged on Wednesday and possibly hint that it will start winding down its massive holdings of bonds as soon as September in what would be a vote of confidence in the U.S. economy.

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