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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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21 Sep 2017

U.S. jobless claims fall; hurricanes still affecting data

WASHINGTON The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, but the near-term outlook for the labor market was muddied by the continuing impact of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

21 Sep 2017

U.S. home sales hit 12-month low, Harvey weighs on Houston

WASHINGTON U.S. home resales fell to their lowest in a year in August as Hurricane Harvey depressed activity in Houston and a persistent shortage of properties on the market sidelined buyers.

19 Sep 2017

U.S. homebuilding weakens again, hurricanes muddy outlook

WASHINGTON U.S. homebuilding fell for a second straight month in August as a rebound in the construction of single-family houses was offset by persistent weakness in the volatile multifamily home segment.

17 Sep 2017

Tillerson says U.S. could stay in Paris climate accord

WASHINGTON The United States could remain in the Paris climate accord under the right conditions, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Sunday, signaling a shift in tone from the Trump administration, which angered allies with its decision to pull out of the agreement. | Video

15 Sep 2017

Hurricane Harvey slams U.S. retail sales, industrial production

WASHINGTON U.S. retail sales unexpectedly fell in August and industrial output recorded its biggest drop since 2009 as Hurricane Harvey disrupted activity, suggesting the storm could dent economic growth in the third quarter.

14 Sep 2017

Gasoline, rents boost U.S. consumer inflation; weekly jobless claims fall

WASHINGTON U.S. consumer prices accelerated in August amid a jump in the cost of gasoline and rental accommodation, signs of firming inflation that boosted the probability of an interest rate increase from the Federal Reserve in December.

13 Sep 2017

Higher gasoline prices boost U.S. producer inflation

WASHINGTON U.S. producer prices rebounded in August, driven by a surge in the cost of gasoline, and there were also signs of a pickup in underlying producer inflation.

07 Sep 2017

Hurricane Harvey boosts U.S. jobless claims to more than two-year high

WASHINGTON The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits jumped to a more than two-year high last week amid a surge in applications in hurricane-ravaged Texas, but the underlying trend remained consistent with a strong labor market.

06 Sep 2017

U.S. services sector growth accelerates; trade deficit edges up

WASHINGTON U.S. services sector activity accelerated in August amid strong gains in new orders and employment, suggesting that a slowdown in job growth last month was probably temporary.

05 Sep 2017

U.S. factory orders tumble, but business spending firming

WASHINGTON New orders for U.S.-made goods recorded their biggest drop in nearly three years in July, but demand for capital goods was stronger than previously reported, pointing to a faster pace of business spending early in the third quarter.

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