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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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28 Sep 2017

Mexico opens way for NAFTA talks to run into 2018

OTTAWA Mexico on Wednesday opened the possibility that talks to revamp the NAFTA trade agreement were so complex that they could run into 2018, beyond an end-December deadline designed to avoid Mexico's presidential election campaign which kicks off in March.

27 Sep 2017

Negotiators weigh NAFTA progress as Canada fumes over Bombardier

OTTAWA, Sept 27 Top negotiators from the United States, Canada, and Mexico sought to keep NAFTA talks on track on Wednesday as Canada fumed over a U.S. decision to impose preliminary duties on Bombardier's CSeries jets, which is likely to add to trade tensions.

27 Sep 2017

Top NAFTA negotiators join talks as U.S. presents draft text on labor

OTTAWA The United States on Tuesday unveiled draft text on labor standards during the negotiations on modernizing the North American Free Trade Agreement as top officials from Canada, the United States and Mexico joined talks in Ottawa.

26 Sep 2017

U.S. homes in on NAFTA labor, investment as top officials join talks

OTTAWA Talks to modernize NAFTA kick into higher gear on Tuesday when top officials from Canada, the United States and Mexico join the negotiations in Ottawa where the U.S. is expected to propose draft text on labor, investment and intellectual property.

25 Sep 2017

U.S. to partially unveil key NAFTA proposal, talks seen dragging

OTTAWA U.S. trade negotiators will only partially unveil new text on modifying a key chapter on investment under NAFTA, two well-placed sources said on Sunday, underlying the cautious pace of talks that are supposed to wrap up by the end of the year.

25 Sep 2017

U.S. to partially unveil key NAFTA proposal, talks seen dragging

OTTAWA, Sept 24 U.S. trade negotiators will only partially unveil new text on modifying a key chapter on investment under NAFTA, two well-placed sources said on Sunday, underlying the slow pace of talks that are supposed to wrap up by the end of the year.

22 Sep 2017

U.S. to weigh into 'challenging' issues at Ottawa NAFTA talks: negotiator

WASHINGTON The United States will present new text proposals and begin to weigh into thornier issues of the North American Free Trade Agreement in the third round of negotiations starting in Ottawa on Saturday, U.S. chief negotiator John Melle said on Thursday.

21 Sep 2017

Poll shows popular support for NAFTA as talks head into third round

WASHINGTON As negotiators head into the third round of talks to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement, an IPSOS poll published on Thursday showed broad-based support among Americans, Canadians and Mexicans for the 23-year trade pact.

19 Sep 2017

US trade envoy says WTO dispute settlement is 'deficient'

WASHINGTON The WTO dispute settlement system is "deficient" and has often ruled in favor of free trade that overlooks details of a trade agreement, U.S. trade envoy Robert Lighthizer said on Monday.

08 Sep 2017

Whirlpool's washer battle with Samsung, LG heats up at trade hearing

WASHINGTON Appliance giant Whirlpool Corp on Thursday called on the U.S. International Trade Commission to impose "global safeguard" restrictions on imported washing machines to stop its South Korean rivals Samsung and LG from flooding the American market with cheap machines.

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