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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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17 Apr 2018

Gold inches up as dollar slides, even as risk premium fades

NEW YORK/LONDON Gold prices rose on Monday as losses in the U.S. dollar bolstered, though gains were muted as financial markets bet that air strikes on Syria would not escalate into a wider conflict.

13 Apr 2018

Exclusive: Chevron, Exxon seek 'small refinery' waivers from U.S. biofuels law

NEW YORK Global energy giants Chevron Corp and Exxon Mobil have asked U.S. regulators for exemptions to the nation's biofuels policy that have historically been reserved for small companies in financial distress, according to sources familiar with the matter.

12 Apr 2018

EXCLUSIVE-Chevron, Exxon seek 'small refinery' waivers from US biofuels law

NEW YORK, April 12 Global energy giants Chevron Corp and Exxon Mobil have asked U.S. regulators for exemptions to the nation's biofuels policy that have historically been reserved for small companies in financial distress, according to sources familiar with the matter.

12 Apr 2018

Trump administration weighs high-ethanol fuel waiver to placate farmers

NEW YORK, April 11 The Trump administration is considering allowing the sale of a higher ethanol fuel blend in the summer, a source familiar with the issue said, a move that would placate corn growers worried about the future of U.S. biofuels policy.

10 Apr 2018

Senators ask Trump to suspend EPA's use of biofuel waivers

NEW YORK Five Republican senators on Monday called on President Donald Trump to temporarily halt the use of biofuels policy waivers for small oil refineries, after reports the Environmental Protection Agency had issued a recent wave of such exemptions.

06 Apr 2018

Exclusive: Biofuels battle - Senator moves to expand small refiner exemption

NEW YORK Lawmakers spearheading efforts to reform U.S. biofuels regulations are considering a blanket waiver for all small refineries, according to four sources familiar with their draft legislation. The move would save some refiners a fortune but would outrage the powerful corn lobby.

05 Apr 2018

U.S. ethanol groups bristle as EPA frees refiners from biofuels law

NEW YORK The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved the request of 25 small refineries to be exempted from the nation's biofuels laws, an agency source said on Wednesday, marking a big increase from previous years and triggering an outcry from farm groups worried the move will hurt ethanol demand.

04 Apr 2018

Exclusive: EPA gives giant refiner a 'hardship' waiver from regulation

NEW YORK The Environmental Protection Agency has exempted one of the nation's largest oil refining companies, Andeavor , from complying with U.S. biofuels regulations - a waiver historically reserved for tiny operations in danger of going belly up, two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.

03 Apr 2018

EXCLUSIVE-EPA gives giant refiner a 'hardship' waiver from regulation

NEW YORK, April 3 The Environmental Protection Agency has exempted one of the nation's largest oil refining companies, Andeavor, from complying with U.S. biofuels regulations - a waiver historically reserved for tiny operations in danger of going belly up, two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.

01 Apr 2018

Come for your drugs, leave with more shopping: Walmart's new growth strategy?

Walmart Inc’s efforts to develop closer ties with health insurer Humana Inc , which came to light on Thursday, point to a brave new world of retail where superstores become healthcare centers offering basic medical care.

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