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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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18 Nov 2017

Global banks flag concerns over U.S. Senate tax proposal

WASHINGTON Global banks raised concerns on Friday over a provision in the U.S. Senate tax bill aimed at cracking down on tax avoidance by multinational corporations that they said could hurt the banking industry.

17 Nov 2017

Regulators must focus on risks, not specific firms: U.S. Treasury

WASHINGTON The U.S. Treasury Department said on Friday regulators should closely monitor risk across the whole financial system, rather than singling out large non-bank financial firms for tougher scrutiny.

17 Nov 2017

Regulators must focus on risks, not specific firms -U.S. TREASURY

WASHINGTON, Nov 17 The U.S. Treasury Department said on Friday regulators should refrain from singling out large non-bank financial firms for tougher scrutiny, and focus instead on closely monitoring risks across the whole financial system.

16 Nov 2017

Ex-banker Otting confirmed as U.S. Comptroller of the Currency

WASHINGTON A former banking executive and associate of U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin was confirmed by the Senate on Thursday to be U.S. Comptroller of the Currency, serving as the leading regulator of national banks.

16 Nov 2017

U.S. consumer agency head Cordray to leave by end of month

WASHINGTON The head of the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Richard Cordray, will resign at the end of the month, paving the way for President Donald Trump to appoint his own director and reshape an agency that has been a scourge of Wall Street.

15 Nov 2017

U.S. banking regulator cautions against regulatory rollback

WASHINGTON The outgoing head of a key U.S. banking regulator is airing concern that banks and industry-sympathetic regulators may go too far in efforts to ease rules established after the 2007-2009 financial crisis.

14 Nov 2017

White House considers Kansas bank regulator for Fed seat: source

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump is considering nominating Kansas's top bank regulator to fill a long-open seat on the U.S. Federal Reserve's Board of Governors, a source said on Monday.

14 Nov 2017

U.S. Senate reaches deal to cut number of systemically important banks

WASHINGTON A bipartisan group of U.S. senators said on Monday they had reached a tentative deal to cut the number of banks labelled systemically risky, in a major step forward for efforts to roll back regulations enacted following the 2008 financial crisis.

11 Nov 2017

Exclusive - Global regulators to ditch 'too big to fail' gauge for insurers: source

WASHINGTON Global financial regulators have decided to ditch a "too big to fail" gauge for assessing the riskiness of insurers, according to a source briefed on the matter, in a big win for companies such as American International Group and Prudential Financial Inc.

10 Nov 2017

EXCLUSIVE-Global regulators to ditch 'too big to fail' gauge for insurers -source

WASHINGTON, Nov 10 Global financial regulators have decided to ditch a "too big to fail" gauge for assessing the riskiness of global insurers, according to a source briefed on the matter, in a big win for companies such as American International Group and Prudential Financial Inc .

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