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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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Britain hails new optimism about Brexit deal for financial services

LONDON The British government and senior finance executives said they are increasingly confident Europe will offer financial companies generous market access after Brexit, boosting London's hopes of retaining its status as a top global financial centre.

23 Apr 2018

Britain to set up compensation scheme for 'Windrush' migrants

LONDON Britain will compensate some Caribbean immigrants who have lived legally in Britain for decades and have wrongly been labelled illegal immigrants because of trouble documenting their status, interior minister Amber Rudd said on Monday.

19 Apr 2018

Trouble in the family: UK's migrant embarrassment undermines Commonwealth reunion

LONDON As it prepares to leave the European Union, Britain's attempts to revitalise links with former colonies at a lavish summit in London have been overshadowed by outrage over Prime Minister Theresa May's treatment of Commonwealth migrants.

19 Apr 2018

Woods downplays Brexit job losses at banks

LONDON Job moves from Britain's financial sector to the European Union by Brexit Day on March 29, 2019, may not be as high as initially estimated, the Bank of England said on Thursday.

19 Apr 2018

Britain's Labour Party tells financiers: pay higher taxes if you want influence

LONDON Britain's shadow chancellor John McDonnell offered a new pact with the financial services industry on Thursday: higher taxes in return for a seat at the policymaking table if Labour wins the next election.

16 Apr 2018

Britain apologises for "appalling" treatment of 'Windrush generation' migrants

LONDON Interior minister Amber Rudd apologised on Monday to thousands of British residents who arrived from the Caribbean decades ago and are now being denied basic rights after being incorrectly identified as illegal immigrants.

13 Apr 2018

Britain's health minister apologises for failing to declare luxury flats purchase

LONDON Britain's health minister, Jeremy Hunt, has apologised after he broke the government's own anti-money laundering rules by failing to declare his stake in a company used to buy luxury flats.

12 Apr 2018

Top bankers warn London's status as a global finance centre at risk from Brexit

LONDON Leading bankers warned on Thursday that Britain is yet to feel the real impact of Brexit which will undermine its status as a global finance centre as companies prepare to shift jobs out of London to preserve access to Europe's single market.

04 Apr 2018

HSBC has worst gender pay gap among Britain's largest companies

LONDON HSBC , Europe's largest bank, has reported the largest difference in male and female staff salaries among large organizations in Britain, as the government looks to pressure big companies to reduce gender pay disparities.

03 Apr 2018

British Labour leader Corbyn criticized for spending Passover with anti-Israel group

LONDON British opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn risked further souring his relationship with the Jewish community by attending a Passover event with a left-wing Jewish group that has called for the destruction of Israel.

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