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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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10 Oct 2017

Downplaying job losses, Fed officials eye December rate hike

((This Oct. 6 story has been refiled to correct spelling to 'chalking' in paragraph 1))

07 Oct 2017

Fed's Dudley expects rate hikes; unmoved by inflation, storm effects

NEW YORK Surprisingly low inflation and a trio of hurricanes that will muddle U.S. economic data have not dissuaded one of the Federal Reserve's most influential policymakers from expecting the central bank to continue gradually raising interest rates.

05 Oct 2017

Fed's Powell says more U.S. regulation not always the answer

NEW YORK More rules and regulations are not always the best solution to problems in financial markets and U.S. government agencies must take a balanced approach to such decisions, an influential governor being considered to lead the Federal Reserve said on Thursday.

28 Sep 2017

Cash demand soars in Puerto Rico after hurricane hit ATMs, card systems

NEW YORK/SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico Demand for cash in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico is "extraordinarily high" after power outages knocked out electronic transactions and ATMs but needs were being met for now, a Federal Reserve branch said on Wednesday.

28 Sep 2017

Cash demand soars in Puerto Rico after hurricane hit ATMs, card systems

NEW YORK/SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico Demand for cash in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico is "extraordinarily high" after power outages knocked out electronic transactions and ATMs but needs were being met for now, a Federal Reserve branch said on Wednesday.

28 Sep 2017

UPDATE 1-Cash demand 'extraordinarily high' in hurricane-hit Puerto Rico -Fed

NEW YORK, Sept 27 Demand for cash in storm-ravaged Puerto Rico is "extraordinarily high" as power outages strain banks but needs are being met for now, a U.S. central bank branch said on Wednesday, adding that it was ready to rush banknotes to the island if necessary.

26 Sep 2017

Fed policymakers clash on outlook for inflation

SYRACUSE, N.Y./GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. A debate within the Federal Reserve over the outlook for U.S. inflation burst into public view just days after a rate-setting meeting in Washington, with one central banker saying inflation weakness is fading and another suggesting he's nervous it won't.

25 Sep 2017

Dudley sees Fed rate hikes; inflation weakness 'fading'

SYRACUSE, N.Y. The Federal Reserve is on track to gradually raise interest rates given the recent inflation weakness is fading and the U.S. economy's fundamentals are sound, an influential Fed policymaker said on Monday, reinforcing the central bank's confident tone.

23 Sep 2017

Corrected: Yellen's stock rises as she leads Fed from crisis-era policy

(This story corrects in 11th paragraph to say that Warsh criticised the Fed's bond-buying program; not that he criticized the program, saying it would drive inflation sharply higher.)

21 Sep 2017

Hack of U.S. securities regulator rattles investors, stirs doubts

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK, Sept 21 Wall Street's top regulator faced questions on Thursday about its defenses against cyber criminals after admitting hackers breached its electronic database of corporate announcements and may have used it for insider trading.

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