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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

18 Aug 2017

BlackBerry rally derailed as investors lose patience on turnaround

TORONTO BlackBerry Ltd shares have been plunging from their more than two-year high hit in June after lackluster earnings and competitive threats have raised doubts about prospects for a turnaround at the business software maker.

18 Aug 2017

Canada's TMX asks regulators for rules for U.S.-linked pot stocks

TORONTO Canada's TMX Group Ltd is seeking guidance from the country's securities regulators, it said on Thursday, as it weighs how to deal with marijuana companies listed in Canada with interests in the United States, where the business remains federally illegal.

14 Aug 2017

Canada government orders broadcast regulator to reconsider TV license terms

TORONTO The Canadian government on Monday ordered the country's broadcast regulator to reconsider the terms for renewals of television broadcast licenses that it implemented earlier this year, saying they did not do enough to support the funding of independent, domestic content.

11 Aug 2017

Telus profit misses forecasts on spending to fuel wireless growth

TORONTO Telus Corp , one of Canada's biggest telecom companies, reported a smaller-than-expected profit on Friday, as it spent heavily to win and retain wireless customers by investing in customer service and subsidizing high-end smartphones.

08 Aug 2017

BlackBerry shares slide after Goldman 'sell' recommendation

TORONTO BlackBerry Ltd shares fell as much as 3.6 percent on the Toronto Stock Exchange on Tuesday after brokerage Goldman Sachs issued a "sell" recommendation on the stock, citing concerns about rising competition in its mobile software business.

20 Jul 2017

Rogers' profit beats on wireless strength but cable drags

TORONTO Canadian telecom company Rogers Communications Inc reported a greater-than-expected 35 percent jump in second-quarter profit on Thursday, as a gain in wireless subscribers offset declines in its cable TV business.

20 Jul 2017

BlackBerry wins right to sell secure messaging tools to U.S. government

TORONTO BlackBerry Ltd said on Thursday it has won the right to sell tools for encrypting phone calls and text messages to the U.S. federal government, garnering an endorsement from the National Security Agency for the products.

18 Jul 2017

Canadian telecom exec Scott to head industry regulator - govt

TORONTO, July 18 Canada will name Ian Scott as head of the commission that regulates the telecom and broadcast industries, a spokesman said on Tuesday, tapping an executive who spent years lobbying the body on behalf of one of the country's biggest telecommunications companies.

05 Jul 2017

Short seller Cohodes hits Canada again with latest target: Exchange Income

NEW YORK/TORONTO Short seller Marc Cohodes, who has bet against the shares of six Canadian-based companies including Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc and Home Capital Group Inc, said on Wednesday that he is targeting yet another Canadian firm - Exchange Income Corp.

27 Jun 2017

BlackBerry seeks sales force to match software focus

TORONTO Software maker BlackBerry Ltd's long-running recovery effort has been slowed by a dearth of salespeople to promote its revamped and more complex products, with CEO John Chen pledging to hire more sales specialists to help achieve its growth target.

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