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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.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

22 May 2018

European shares rise as Italy recovers and China tariff cut boosts autos

LONDON European shares touched their highest level since the start of February on Tuesday as automaker and bank stocks climbed and Italian shares recovered as the anti-establishment coalition's government formation process stalled.

21 May 2018

FTSE hits fresh record high, Ryanair recovers after results

LONDON The FTSE hit another record high on Monday as an easing in U.S.-Chinese trade tensions and a strengthening dollar gave more fuel to the internationally-exposed index.

18 May 2018

Commodities help FTSE seal eight-week winning streak

LONDON Britain's leading stock index posted its eighth straight week of gains despite dipping slightly on Friday as investor enthusiasm waned following the previous day's record close.

18 May 2018

Italian markets hammered by fears of government spending binge

LONDON Italy's long-term borrowing costs jumped to more than seven-month highs on Friday while stocks in Milan fell more than one percent after two anti-establishment parties pledged to increase spending in a deal to form a new coalition government. | Video

17 May 2018

FTSE hits all-time record close, Ocado surges on U.S. deal

LONDON Strong oil prices helped Britain's top share index seal its highest ever closing level on Thursday while online grocery retailer Ocado rocketed up 44 percent after signing a deal with U.S. grocer Kroger.

16 May 2018

Political risk hits Milan bourse, weak euro backs European shares

MILAN/LONDON Italy's two anti-system parties' progress to form a coalition and free up billions of euros for tax cuts and welfare scared off investors and hit the Milan bourse on Wednesday while a weak euro provided support to the broader European market.

16 May 2018

FTSE 100 nears record high as miners and Micro Focus drive gains

LONDON Strong results from leading software company Micro Focus and a rally among mining stocks drove Britain's FTSE 100 higher on Wednesday, while Crest Nicholson and mid-cap pub companies suffered sharp losses.

15 May 2018

Weak data weighs on European shares, bank stocks rise after results

LONDON European shares slipped on Tuesday after weak data from China and Germany added to a spate of less encouraging news on the global economy, but the banking sector offered a ray of light after strong results from Austria's Raiffeisen Bank.

14 May 2018

M&A shakes up European shares while financials decline

LONDON Weak financial stocks weighed on European shares on Monday after a strong run of weekly gains, while dealmaking livened up trading with Portugal's EDP and Britain's IWG both jumping on takeover offers.

11 May 2018

FTSE 100 achieves best weekly winning streak in 13 years

LONDON Yet another M&A deal stole the spotlight in British stocks trading on Friday as a $3 billion (2.2 billion pounds) bid sent Zoopla owner ZPG surging 30 percent, while the FTSE 100 inched up, scoring its longest winning streak in nearly 13 years.


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