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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U.S. stocks slipped from their all-time highs on Thursday, weighed down by Apple and the hawkish stance of the Federal Reserve, which hinted at raising interest rates for a third time this year despite low inflation.
U.S. stocks were slightly up in early afternoon trading on Monday, with the Dow on track to close at a record high for the ninth straight day, after squeezing out another all-time high just after the open.
The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq lost ground in late morning trading on Thursday as tech stocks slipped, while the Dow moved above the 22,000 mark to hit a new record.
The Dow came within spitting distance of the 22,000 mark and the S&P 500 was also higher, powered by strong corporate earnings.
NEW YORK U.S. stocks edged up on Wednesday on relief that written testimony from former FBI director James Comey did not include any big surprise about an investigation into Russian meddling with the U.S. presidential election.
Wall Street edged lower in early afternoon trading on Monday as Apple weighed on all the three major indexes following a rating cut and ahead of its developer conference.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 were little changed after data showed job growth slowed in May, suggesting that a bounce in the labor market was losing steam.
Gains in Amazon.com and Google parent Alphabet propelled the Nasdaq Composite to a record high, but the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average were little changed as weak economic data weighed.
Wall Street looked set to open higher on Tuesday as investors appeared to have shrugged off the potential impact from increased political tensions following Monday's deadly attacks in Turkey and Germany.
U.S. stocks looked set to open higher on Friday, with the three major indexes on track to post weekly gains and the Dow within spitting distance of 20,000, a level it has never breached.