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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 Sep 2017

Euro zone catches up with U.S. as global growth gets more in sync - OECD

PARIS Growth rates among the world's major economies are synchronising at levels not seen in years as the euro zone catches up with United States, the OECD said on Wednesday in an update of its forecasts.

19 Sep 2017

Firm economic growth to ease French budget balancing act: ministers

PARIS France's economic recovery is strong enough for the government to be able to cut spending and the deficit without growth being affected, the budget and finance ministers said on Monday.

14 Sep 2017

France sees more EU states joining push over tax on online giants

PARIS French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said he expected more EU countries to join in the coming days a French-led push to tighten the taxation of online giants like Google and Amazon.

14 Sep 2017

OECD raises France's economic growth outlook

PARIS France should see this year its best growth rates since 2011, the OECD said on Thursday, revising up its outlook in its first in-depth look at the French economy since Emmanuel Macron became president.

31 Aug 2017

France unveils labor reforms in first step to re-shaping economy

PARIS French President Emmanuel Macron's government announced reforms to loosen labor regulations and drive down unemployment, drawing criticism from unions but limited support for the street protests that have hindered previous reform bids. | Video

29 Aug 2017

Labor reform to make or break Macron presidency, say bosses

PARIS France's employers federation urged President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday to "go all out" in a reform of the labor market to be presented this week in the face of a precipitous fall in his popularity and increasingly restless unions.

24 Aug 2017

French PM promises voters paycheck hike in political balancing act

PARIS French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe promised on Thursday an "unprecedented" increase in workers' spending power next year as the government struggles to strike a balance between tax relief and deficit cuts to roll out its reform agenda.

28 Jul 2017

Solid French, Spanish, Austrian data point to euro zone growth strength

PARIS Solid second-quarter growth numbers from France, Spain and Austria on Friday suggest next week's figure for the broader euro zone could surprise on the upside, with German and Spanish inflation data also pointing to robust activity.

28 Jul 2017

France nationalises shipyard to thwart Italian majority, angering Rome

PARIS/ROME France will nationalize the STX France shipyard to prevent an Italian firm taking majority control, the economy minister said on Thursday, triggering an angry response from Rome to President Emmanuel Macron's first big industrial policy decision.

27 Jul 2017

France will nationalise disputed shipyard in standoff with Italy - Le Monde

PARIS The French government has decided to nationalise the STX France shipyard in an ownership standoff with Italy, Le Monde newspaper reported on Thursday, marking President Emmanuel Macron's first big industrial policy decision.


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