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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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16 May 2018

At top of Fed, a dispute on policy picks up steam

MINNEAPOLIS/SAN FRANCISCO Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell’s top deputies are edging toward a clash that could shape the pace of interest-rate hikes in coming months, as well as how the Fed should prepare for and combat the next economic downturn.

15 May 2018

Trump Fed nominee signals skepticism on QE

Even as U.S. Federal Reserve Board nominees Richard Clarida and Michelle Bowman on Tuesday pledged their best efforts toward achieving the U.S. central bank's twin goals of full employment and low inflation, one appeared hesitant on a key Fed tool used in the past to attain them.

15 May 2018

Trump's Fed nominees set to add 'balance' to central bank

WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO The Trump administration's latest two nominees to the Federal Reserve are everything it was once feared the White House would never support: insiders who will do little to rock the boat at the world's most powerful central bank.

08 May 2018

Fed debates new vocabulary as it shifts away from loose policies

PALO ALTO, Calif./AMELIA ISLAND, Fla. The Federal Reserve is entering new terrain in its post-crisis planning: how to describe the conditions under which it would try to slow the economy and to do so without alarming financial markets.

08 May 2018

Fed-Chef will bei Zinserhöhungen kein Börsenbeben riskieren

Zürich/New York US-Notenbank-Chef Jerome Powell ist Befürchtungen entgegengetreten, durch die angepeilten Zinserhöhungen drohe ein Börsenbeben wie vor fünf Jahren.

05 May 2018

Fed officials keep open mind on rate hikes, show little concern on inflation

PALO ALTO, Calif./WASHINGTON Two Federal Reserve officials who are currently voting members of the U.S. central bank's rate-setting committee said on Friday they were keeping an open mind on the total number of interest rate rises needed this year.

05 May 2018

With no gut punch in view, Fed confident in its inflation footing

SAN FRANCISCO U.S. Federal Reserve officials claimed a big win in hitting their inflation target this week, confident that they had put a decade of false starts and deflation scares behind them.

05 May 2018

Fed's Bostic says he's open to four rate hikes, or two

PALO ALTO, Calif. The Federal Reserve should raise interest rates twice more this year, though upside potential from tax cuts and new government spending and a "rosy" economic outlook could require a bit more tightening, Atlanta Fed President Raphael Bostic said on Friday.

03 May 2018

'Felony-friendly' jobseekers offer U.S. labor market clue

SAN FRANCISCO The U.S. unemployment rate fell to 4 percent last month, a government report on Friday will likely show, but fresh clues in less-conventional job postings and searches suggest there may yet be slack in labor markets.

03 May 2018

Boom in West Texas oil patch lifts wages, prices

MIDLAND, Texas (This May 1 story has been refiled to correct name of professor to Lutz Kilian, not Kilian Lutz, in thirteenth paragraph.) | Video

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