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Lucia Mutikani

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

20 Nov 2017

Trump open to dropping healthcare provision in Senate tax bill - aide

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump would not insist on including repeal of an Obama-era health insurance mandate in a bill intended to enact the biggest overhaul of the tax code since the 1980s, a senior White House aide said on Sunday.

17 Nov 2017

U.S. housing starts vault to one-year high; permits increase

WASHINGTON U.S. homebuilding jumped to a one-year high in October as disruptions caused by recent hurricanes in the South faded and communities in the region started replacing houses damaged by flooding.

16 Nov 2017

U.S. industrial output surges as hurricane-related disruptions fade

WASHINGTON U.S. industrial production recorded its biggest increase in six months in October as the drag from hurricane-related disruptions unwound, but the underlying growth trend in output at the nation's factories, mines and utility plants remained moderate.

15 Nov 2017

U.S. core inflation pushes higher; retail sales rise

WASHINGTON Underlying U.S. consumer prices increased in October on the back of a pickup in rents and healthcare costs, bolstering the view that a recent disinflationary trend worrying the Federal Reserve probably had ended.

14 Nov 2017

Services boost U.S. producer prices; underlying inflation firming

WASHINGTON U.S. producer prices rose more than expected in October, driven by a surge in the cost of services, leading to the biggest annual increase in wholesale inflation in more than 5-1/2 years.

04 Nov 2017

U.S. job growth picks up; flat wages raise consumer spending worries

WASHINGTON U.S. job growth accelerated in October after hurricane-related disruptions in the prior month, but wages grew at their slowest annual pace in more than 1-1/2 years in a sign that inflation probably will remain benign. | Video

02 Nov 2017

U.S. third quarter productivity fastest in three years; jobless claims fall

WASHINGTON U.S. worker productivity increased at its fastest pace in three years in the third quarter but the trend remained moderate, suggesting that a recent acceleration in economic growth was unlikely to be sustained.

02 Nov 2017

U.S. factory activity index eases off 13-1/2-year high

WASHINGTON A measure of U.S. factory activity retreated from a 13-1/2-year high in October as some of the boost from hurricane-related supply disruptions faded, but continued to point to strengthening manufacturing conditions.

31 Oct 2017

U.S. consumer confidence near 17-year high; wages rising

WASHINGTON U.S. consumer confidence jumped to a near 17-year high in October, with households upbeat about the labor market and business conditions, which could underpin consumer spending and boost the economy in the final three months of the year.

31 Oct 2017

U.S. consumer spending grows at fastest pace since 2009, savings drop

WASHINGTON U.S. consumer spending recorded its biggest increase in more than eight years in September, likely as households in Texas and Florida replaced flood-damaged motor vehicles, but underlying inflation remained muted. | Video

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