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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.

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20 Oct 2017

BMW raided in cartel investigation as Daimler claims immunity

MUNICH/BRUSSELS BMW's headquarters were raided by European Union officials investigating an alleged cartel among German carmakers, it said on Friday, as rival Daimler claimed whistleblower status in an effort to avoid fines.

12 Oct 2017

Volkswagen to make brands more distinct to boost efficiency

BERLIN Volkswagen will make its three mass-market brands more distinct to reduce overlaps and defuse tensions within the carmaking group, its chief executive said on Thursday.

04 Oct 2017

Exclusive: Volkswagen seeks to curb competition from Skoda - sources

BERLIN Volkswagen managers and unions are seeking to curb competition from lower-cost stablemate Skoda, move some of its production to Germany and make the Czech brand pay more for shared technology, company sources told Reuters.

27 Sep 2017

Audi electric cars to be built around the world

BERLIN Audi will build electric vehicles at its plants across the world, including sites in Mexico and Hungary, the premium carmaker said on Wednesday, detailing its zero-emission plans.

13 Sep 2017

VW schlägt Bund für Batteriezell-Produktion vor

Frankfurt Volkswagen entfacht die Debatte über eine Fertigung von Batteriezellen für Elektroautos in Europa neu.

13 Sep 2017

Europe needs to raise its game in car batteries - Volkswagen brand chief

FRANKFURT Volkswagen wants German and European industry to come together to help create a regional supplier of electric car batteries to provide competition to Asian manufacturers, the head of its core autos division told Reuters.

11 Sep 2017

Volkswagen spends billions more on electric cars in search for mass market

FRANKFURT Volkswagen is stepping up its shift to electric cars and plans to invest more than 20 billion euros (18.17 billion pounds) in zero-emission vehicles by 2030 to challenge pioneer Tesla in creating a mass market. | Video

06 Sep 2017

Lower Saxony premier candidate calls for outsider as next Volkswagen boss

HANOVER, Germany Someone from outside the auto industry should succeed Volkswagen chief executive Matthias Mueller, the man expected to lead the German state which is the carmaker's second-biggest shareholder told Reuters on Wednesday.

05 Sep 2017

Exclusive: VW's $1.8 billion Ducati sale stalls at union roadblock, strategy rift

LONDON/MILAN/BERLIN German carmaker Volkswagen has put the 1.5 billion-euro ($1.8 billion) sale of Ducati motorcycles on hold after resistance from German trade unions and internal rifts on strategy, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.

22 Aug 2017

VW in no hurry to sell assets, investments more important

WOLFSBURG, Germany Volkswagen is more focussed on its multi-billion-euro shift towards electric vehicles and transport services than any potential sale of motorcycle brand Ducati or transmissions maker Renk, its head of strategy told Reuters.

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