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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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09 Dec 2017

Exclusive: Contenders emerge for No.2 Fed job, search to narrow

NEW YORK The Federal Reserve Bank of New York will soon narrow its search for candidates to fill what is considered the Fed's second-most powerful job after having scouted a diverse field, from a local business school dean to a former Fed governor.

08 Dec 2017

EXCLUSIVE-Contenders emerge for No.2 Fed job, search to narrow

NEW YORK, Dec 8 The Federal Reserve Bank of New York will soon narrow its search for candidates to fill what is considered the Fed's second-most powerful job after having scouted a diverse field, from a local business school dean to a former Fed governor.

02 Dec 2017

Efficiency a new focus in regulating Wall Street - Fed's Quarles

NEW YORK The Federal Reserve's new regulatory chief said on Friday efficiency would be a focus as the U.S. central bank rethinks rules adopted in the wake of the 2007-2009 financial crisis, and would serve to balance its existing goals of safety and soundness.

02 Dec 2017

Efficiency a new focus in regulating Wall Street: Fed's Quarles

NEW YORK The Federal Reserve's new regulatory chief said on Friday efficiency would be a focus as the U.S. central bank rethinks rules adopted in the wake of the 2007-2009 financial crisis, and would serve to balance its existing goals of safety and soundness.

01 Dec 2017

'Gender gap' hurts small women-owned U.S. businesses: Fed report

NEW YORK A company is more likely to be denied funding and considered a higher credit risk if it is headed by a woman, according to a Federal Reserve report published on Thursday that shines some light on the so-called gender gap among small U.S. businesses.

29 Nov 2017

Amid bitcoin surge, Dudley says offering digital currency on Fed's radar

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. The Federal Reserve is in early stages of considering "what it would mean" to offer digital currencies sometime in the future and whether it may be necessary as an alternative to cash, a top U.S. central banker said on Wednesday.

29 Nov 2017

Regulators look to shine more light on U.S. Treasury market

NEW YORK Regulators on Tuesday signaled some desire to raise the curtain on the $14 trillion market for U.S. Treasury debt, suggesting investors and the public could soon take a look at a vast and potentially valuable pool of Wall Street trading data.

22 Nov 2017

'Very uncertain' Yellen still predicts U.S. inflation rebound

NEW YORK Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen stuck by her prediction that U.S. inflation will soon rebound but offered on Tuesday an unusually strong caveat: she is "very uncertain" about this and is open to the possibility that prices could remain low for years to come.

15 Nov 2017

Fed's Bostic sees gradual rate hikes to balance growth, inflation

MONTGOMERY, Ala. The Federal Reserve should aim to raise interest rates gradually, despite weak inflation readings, in part because any spike in demand could push the U.S. economy beyond its sustainable levels, one of the newest Fed policymakers said on Tuesday.

08 Nov 2017

New top U.S. banking regulator urges 'fresh look' at rules

NEW YORK America's top financial regulator said on Tuesday "everything is up for a fresh look" as the Federal Reserve considers dialing back some crisis-era banking rules put in place over the last decade, offering hope to Wall Street and Republicans looking to cut red tape.

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