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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

13 Dec 2017

U.S. SEC appoints new chair, board members to accounting body

WASHINGTON The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Tuesday said it appointed Republican Senate lawyer William Duhnke to lead its accounting oversight unit and added four new board members, in a long-anticipated shake-up at the watchdog.

12 Dec 2017

SEC halts virtual coin offering, issues investor warning

WASHINGTON The chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Monday warned investors of the dangers of putting their money into cryptocurrencies, saying trading and public offerings in the emerging asset class may be in violation of federal securities law.

09 Dec 2017

Bank lobbyists in fresh push on U.S. tax bill 'repo' provision - sources

WASHINGTON Bank lobbyists are scrambling to preserve a critical $2.2 trillion-a-day short-term funding market that would be disrupted under a provision in the Republican U.S. tax overhaul that aims to crack down on tax-dodging by multinational corporations, banking industry sources said on Friday.

08 Dec 2017

Fed proposes changes to make U.S. bank stress tests more transparent

WASHINGTON The Federal Reserve, the top U.S. banking regulator, on Thursday proposed changes to its annual bank "stress testing" process, aiming to give lenders significantly more information about how their portfolios may perform during potential market shocks.

05 Dec 2017

Mulvaney says no plans to fire U.S. consumer bureau's English

WASHINGTON Mick Mulvaney, White House budget chief and acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), said on Monday he has no intention of firing Leandra English, who had attempted to block him from taking control of the agency.

05 Dec 2017

U.S. SEC's cyber unit files charges in alleged initial coin offering fraud

WASHINGTON The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said on Monday its newly created cyber unit had filed its first charges against an "initial coin offering" (ICO), alleging that a privately held company called PlexCorps and its top two officials had defrauded investors.

02 Dec 2017

U.S. regulator to allow CME, CBOE to list bitcoin futures

WASHINGTON The main U.S. derivatives regulator said on Friday it would allow CME Group Inc and CBOE Global Markets Inc to list bitcoin futures contracts, opening the door to added regulation and more mainstream adoption of the cryptocurrency. | Video

01 Dec 2017

U.S. regulator says it will allow CME Group, CBOE to list bitcoin futures

WASHINGTON, Dec 1 The U.S. derivatives regulator said on Friday it would allow CME Group Inc. and CBOE Global Markets Inc. to list bitcoin futures, after the rival bourses were able to show their proposed contracts and trading arrangements met the necessary regulatory requirements.

01 Dec 2017

Big U.S. banks in last-ditch push on regulatory relief bill

WASHINGTON Wall Street banks and big regional lenders are scrambling to secure changes to a U.S. Senate bill easing rules on smaller banks ahead of a key lawmaker meeting next week, several bank lobbyists told Reuters.

29 Nov 2017

U.S. court backs Trump in battle over interim consumer watchdog head

WASHINGTON A U.S. District Court judge on Tuesday sided with President Donald Trump in a legal battle over who should be in charge of the U.S. consumer finance watchdog, allowing White House budget director Mick Mulvaney to serve as acting head.

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