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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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15 Feb 2018

Inflation pickup a challenge for Fed chief Powell

SAN FRANCISCO Faster-than-expected inflation may complicate the task ahead for new Federal Reserve chief Jerome Powell, who chairs his first monetary policy-setting meeting next month.

08 Feb 2018

Why cool the economy down now, Fed's Kashkari asks

Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank President Neel Kashkari told a town hall in Pierre, South Dakota that he does not think the Federal Reserve should raise interest rates unless wages and inflation start to take off, and that the U.S. economy is a "long way" from that.

08 Feb 2018

Fed won't overreact to good economic news, Williams says

HONOLULU The Federal Reserve will stick to its plan for "steady, gradual" interest-rate increases, a Fed policymaker said Wednesday despite market gyrations and strong data on U.S. wage growth that has bond traders pricing in faster rising inflation.

06 Feb 2018

A decade after recession, a jump in U.S. states with wage gains

OAKLAND, Calif./CANTON, N.Y./WASHINGTON The kind of pay raises for which American workers have waited years are now here for a broadening swath of the country, according to a Reuters analysis of state-by-state data that suggests falling unemployment has finally begun boosting wages. | Video

06 Feb 2018

Fed's Kashkari says needs to see faster wage and price growth

Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank President Neel Kashkari, who voted against the Fed's interest-rate hikes last year, said on Monday he needs more convincing that wages and prices are on the rise before he would support further monetary policy tightening.

04 Feb 2018

HINTERGRUND-Neuer Fed-Chef Powell vor Gratwanderung

Washington/Berlin Stabwechsel an der Spitze der US-Notenbank: Am Montag legt der neue Fed-Chef Jerome Powell den Amtseid ab - einen Tag nach seinem 65. Geburtstag.

03 Feb 2018

Fed's Williams sees three or four rate hikes this year

SAN FRANCISCO A pickup in wage growth and inflation are signs of a healthy economy and at this point are not enough to force the U.S. Federal Reserve to raise rates much more this year than the three times it has been signaling, a top policymaker said on Friday.

01 Feb 2018

Fed leaves rates unchanged, sees inflation rising this year

WASHINGTON The U.S. Federal Reserve kept interest rates unchanged on Wednesday but said inflation likely would rise this year, bolstering expectations borrowing costs will continue to climb under incoming central bank chief Jerome Powell. | Video

20 Jan 2018

Fed's Williams says three rate hikes 'good starting point'

SAN FRANCISCO The Federal Reserve should continue to raise rates at a gradual pace during 2018, San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank President John Williams said on Friday, saying he expects the recent tax cuts and other tailwinds to boost economic growth this year.

20 Jan 2018

Fed's Williams, citing tailwinds, says U.S. economy well-situated

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 19 The U.S. economy is being lifted by tailwinds, including the recent U.S. tax cuts, growth in the global economy, and financial conditions, San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank President John Williams said on Friday.


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