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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

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Yen stronger as trade war fears hurts risk appetite

NEW YORK The yen rose on Thursday, reaching a three-week peak against the dollar, as traders sought safety in the Japanese currency amid global trade tensions and weakness on Wall Street.

22 Mar 2018

Dollar stumbles as Fed stands pat on three rate hikes for 2018

NEW YORK The dollar recorded its largest one-day loss in two months against a basket of currencies on Wednesday as Federal Reserve officials stuck to their view of three rate increases for 2018 as they want to see a further pickup in inflation.

21 Mar 2018

U.S. bond market signals inflation on slow simmer

NEW YORK The U.S. bond market shows investors are confident that inflation has picked up from last year's low levels, but they are not so sure it will head much higher from here.

21 Mar 2018

Dollar broadly higher as investors focus on Fed meeting

NEW YORK The dollar rose to a nearly three-week high against a basket of major currencies on Tuesday, as investors awaited clues from the Federal Reserve on its outlook for the U.S. economy and how many interest rate increases it may embark on in 2018.

20 Mar 2018

Euro rises on report of ECB rate-hike debate; sterling jumps

NEW YORK The euro rose on Monday after a Reuters report that European Central Bank officials were shifting their debate from bond purchases to the expected path of interest rates, reviving bets that the ECB may raise rates sooner than previously thought.

16 Mar 2018

U.S. commercial paper market shrinks as borrowing costs rise

NEW YORK U.S. commercial paper supply contracted this week to its lowest level in 11 weeks, Federal Reserve data showed on Thursday, as short-term borrowing costs for companies to borrow dollars rose to levels not seen since the height of the global financial crisis.

15 Mar 2018

As U.S. mortgage rates rise, refinancing falls to two-month low

NEW YORK A rise in U.S. mortgage rates to a more than four-year high reduced refinancing activity on existing home loans in the latest week to the weakest level since December, Mortgage Bankers Association data released on Wednesday suggested.

10 Mar 2018

Dollar flat after U.S. jobs data, yen falls after BOJ meeting

NEW YORK The dollar was little changed against a basket of currencies on Friday as monthly U.S. job growth data was its strongest in over 1-1/2 years while wage gains slowed more than expected, supporting the view the Federal Reserve would not quicken its pace on raising interest rates.

08 Mar 2018

Dollar in hold pattern ahead of details on Trump's tariffs

NEW YORK The dollar was little changed on Wednesday against a basket of currencies as traders await details on U.S. President Donald Trump's proposed tariffs on steel and aluminum, which have touched off fears of a global trade war.

08 Mar 2018

Dollar decline rekindles reserve currency worries

NEW YORK The U.S. dollar’s nosedive over the last year - only exacerbated by the recent threat of trade wars - is rekindling concerns that the greenback’s standing as the premier global reserve currency is at risk, but data compiled by Reuters suggests such fears are overblown.


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