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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

15 Sep 2017

Irma creates bittersweet travel bonus for luckier Caribbean islands

On Friday, a cruise ship carrying around 3,000 passengers will dock at St. John's harbour in the Caribbean island of Antigua. It will not be where the passengers expected to land when they booked, however.

13 Sep 2017

EasyJet muscles in on long-haul passengers with new connecting service

LONDON British budget airline easyJet launched a new booking platform on Wednesday to allow customers to more easily connect onto long-haul flights with other airlines, moving ahead of its rivals in a potentially lucrative market.

12 Sep 2017

UK inflation jump puts Bank of England back in spotlight on rates

LONDON British inflation hit its joint highest level in more than five years in August, complicating the Bank of England's job this week of explaining why it is not raising interest rates. | Video

07 Sep 2017

Virgin Atlantic confident of Anglo-U.S. aviation deal post Brexit

LONDON Britain is likely to have a bilateral arrangement governing transatlantic flights after it leaves the European Union, the head of Virgin Atlantic Airways [VA.UL] said on Thursday.

06 Sep 2017

Up for sale? Bell Pottinger fights for survival after South Africa scandal

LONDON Britain's Bell Pottinger has put itself up for sale after it lost clients for running a racially charged campaign in South Africa, potentially bringing down the curtain on one of the world's leading public relations agencies. | Video

25 Aug 2017

London gears up for Notting Hill carnival, in shadow of Grenfell Tower

LONDON It is one of London's most colourful and noisy events - a weekend carnival to celebrate Afro-Caribbean culture in what has become Europe's biggest street festival.

24 Aug 2017

Brexit fears slow British growth, hit consumers and businesses

LONDON Britain's economy suffered weakness on all fronts in the three months to June, with shoppers pinched by the pound's tumble, exports failing to fill the gap, and business investment frozen by Brexit uncertainty. | Video

22 Aug 2017

UK air travel could slump if no early Brexit aviation deal - report

LONDON Britain's airports could see passenger numbers plunge by as much as 40 percent unless the government strikes an interim aviation deal with the European Union by October 2018, according to an industry report seen by Reuters on Tuesday.

17 Aug 2017

Trump's stance on Virginia violence shocks America's allies

BERLIN/LONDON America's closest allies condemned U.S. President Donald Trump in unusually strong and personal terms on Wednesday after he put part of the blame for violent clashes in the state of Virginia on those marching against gun-brandishing neo-Nazis.

17 Aug 2017

Most businesses have not changed strategic planning due to Brexit: Thomson Reuters CFO survey

LONDON A majority of businesses are yet to change their strategic planning due to Britain's decision to leave the European Union, a survey of chief financial officers by Thomson Reuters showed.

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