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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

24 Apr 2018

UK finance minister Hammond beats target as deficit hits 16-year low

LONDON British public borrowing fell to a 16-year low during the financial year just ended, according to official data which may increase pressure on finance minister Philip Hammond to relax his grip on public spending.

23 Apr 2018

Soccer: Chelsea's Conte says Mourinho spat is over ahead of FA Cup final

LONDON Chelsea coach Antonio Conte said he and Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho had settled their differences ahead of next month's FA Cup final between the two clubs.

22 Apr 2018

Soccer: Ski fan Giroud carves out his mark at Chelsea

LONDON Olivier Giroud strengthened his claim as Chelsea's first-choice centre forward, and probably boosted his World Cup prospects with France too, when he scored with style on Sunday to send the London club on their way to the FA Cup final.

17 Apr 2018

Lowest jobless rate since 1975 fails to spur UK wage growth

LONDON British workers' pay is still rising by less than inflation despite the lowest unemployment rate since 1975, official data showed on Tuesday, but weaker-than-expected wage growth is unlikely to stop interest rates rising next month. | Video

16 Apr 2018

UK consumers cut spending as snow adds to inflation squeeze: Visa

LONDON British consumers cut their spending by the most in more than five years in early 2018 as heavy snowfalls combined with an ongoing squeeze on household budgets to hit retailers, payments company Visa said on Monday.

10 Apr 2018

Bank of England mustn't dally over next rate hike: McCafferty

LONDON The Bank of England should not delay raising interest rates again, one of its top policymakers said, pointing to the possibility of faster pay rises and the recent strong pick-up in the world economy.

09 Apr 2018

UK firms more optimistic after Brexit transition deal: Deloitte

LONDON Britain's Brexit transition deal last month has boosted confidence among finance chiefs at some of the country's leading companies, a survey published on Monday showed.

29 Mar 2018

UK current account deficit narrows, helped by global recovery

LONDON Britain's current account deficit fell sharply last year, official data showed on Thursday, potentially easing concerns about its reliance on foreign investors to fund itself as Brexit nears.

27 Mar 2018

Bank of England considered bank capital buffer hike but waiting to watch risks

LONDON The Bank of England said it considered this month increasing the amount of money banks must set aside to counter their risks as lending in Britain grows, but it held off taking a decision until June.

21 Mar 2018

UK wage growth near two-and-a-half-year high, boosting chances of Bank of England rate hike

LONDON British workers' overall pay rose at the fastest pace in more than two years during the three months to January, bolstering the chances that the Bank of England will raise borrowing costs in May.

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