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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

05 Dec 2017

Puerto Rican leaders fear federal tax overhaul to harm island

NEW YORK A Puerto Rican official on Tuesday said the overhaul of the U.S. tax system, if not amended, could devastate the bankrupt U.S. territory's ability to collect desperately needed revenues.

22 Nov 2017

Hurricane changes the game for Puerto Rico bond investors

NEW YORK The impact of Hurricane Maria on Puerto Rico's already shattered finances is changing the financial landscape as creditors rethink strategies two months after the storm, with many slashing positions and others settling in for a long wait.

18 Nov 2017

Puerto Rico utility head resigns after slow Hurricane Maria response

NEW YORK The head of Puerto Rico's indebted utility has resigned following criticism of the slow restoration of power to the island after Hurricane Maria, the U.S. territory's governor said.

10 Nov 2017

Insight: In Puerto Rico, a sinkhole of rebuilding struggles

BAYAMON, Puerto Rico/NEW YORK, Along a stretch of highway in suburban Bayamon, Puerto Rico, construction workers tried desperately to make progress repairing a 100-foot-long sinkhole before the clouds rolled in.

04 Nov 2017

Puerto Rico's PREPA utility creditors say power grid damage is overblown

NEW YORK Bondholders of Puerto Rico's bankrupt power utility, PREPA, said on Friday that the damage to the local electric grid by Hurricane Maria is not as bad as the island's government says, and could be fixed quickly with an outside energy expert in charge.

04 Nov 2017

Former Puerto Rico official denies any role in Whitefish deal

A former Puerto Rico official who has been mentioned in connection with a controversial contract to restore electricity to the bankrupt U.S. territory after Hurricane Maria has denied having any role in securing it. 

03 Nov 2017

Puerto Rico governor knocks U.S. Army Corps response after hurricane

NEW YORK Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello criticized the work of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in returning electricity to the island, saying he was "unsatisfied" with the agency for a lack of urgency he believes has delayed the process.

31 Oct 2017

Puerto Rico's path to restore power shifts after Whitefish exit

NEW YORK, Oct 30 Efforts to restore electricity to Puerto Rico nearly six weeks after Hurricane Maria are shifting as the island's utility and its regulators, along with U.S. authorities, removed a key contractor Sunday and moved to triple the funding of another.

26 Oct 2017

Puerto Rico oversight panel seeks outside manager for power utility PREPA

NEW YORK The federal board overseeing Puerto Rico's finances said on Wednesday it intends to appoint an outside manager to lead the island's power utility, PREPA, in cleanup efforts following Hurricane Maria.

25 Oct 2017

Puerto Rico, Whitefish defend controversial power contract

Puerto Rico and Whitefish Energy Holdings on Tuesday defended their $300 million contract for the small Montana company to repair the U.S. territory's hurricane-ravaged power grid after the deal was criticized by U.S. lawmakers.


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