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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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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.