Prior to joining Politico in the fall of 2009, White served as a Wall Street reporter for the New York Times, where he shared a Society of Business Editors and Writers (SABEW) award for breaking news coverage of the financial crisis.
From 2005 to 2007, White was Wall Street correspondent and U.S. Banking Editor at the Financial Times. White worked at the Washington Post for nine years before joining the FT. He served as national political researcher and research assistant to columnist David S. Broder and later as Wall Street correspondent.
White, a 1994 graduate of Kenyon College, has two sons and lives in New York City.
Follow Ben White on Twitter: @morningmoneyben
The trade deficit in March was much worse than expected, which probably caused the economy to contract slightly.
The pace of growth in the U.S. services sector rose to a five-month high in April, lifted by a surge in business activity.
The trade gap surged in March as imports rebounded strongly after being held down by a labor dispute at key West Coast ports.
The pace of expansion in the U.S. services sector eased from a seven-month high in April on a dip in new business growth.
Get the best of CNBC in your inbox