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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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05 Jul 2017

Israel, India look past defence to broaden commercial ties

TEL AVIV In the months leading up to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's historic visit to Israel, India signed two arms deals, spending $2.6 billion (£2 billion) on Israeli missile defence systems.

05 Jul 2017

'Tsunami' of toxic wastewater kills plants, animals in Israel's desert

MISHOR ROTEM, Israel Toxic wastewater that surged through a dry riverbed in southern Israel at the weekend left a wake of ecological destruction more than 20 km (12 miles) long. | Video

13 Jun 2017

Israel's Navitas Petroleum plans Tel Aviv share sale

HERZLIYA, Israel Israel's Navitas Petroleum plans to raise $130 million in bonds and then carry out an initial public offering (IPO) on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange as it expands operations in the Gulf of Mexico and Canada.

25 Apr 2017

Teva looks to resume some production at Rimsa plant in Mexico

TEL AVIV Teva Pharmaceutical Industries hopes to resume some production at its newly purchased Mexican plant in the coming months, but an overhaul needed to bring the factory up to speed will take a few years, the company said on Tuesday.

30 Mar 2017

After sale to Intel, Mobileye's founder raises sights on IPO for OrCam

JERUSALEM With the ink barely dry on the $15 billion sale of his autonomous driving technology firm Mobileye to Intel , inventive Israeli entrepreneur Amnon Shashua now has his sights set on taking another start-up public by the end of next year.

23 Mar 2017

Teva Pharm says media reports of up to 6,000 layoffs incorrect

JERUSALEM Teva Pharmaceutical Industries' plans to end unprofitable activities and freeze recruitment, but said Israeli media reports of up to 6,000 layoffs were incorrect.

22 Mar 2017

Currency fallout seen as Israel closes in on Citi's main bond index

TEL AVIV Investment bank Citi is expected to include Israel in its influential World Government Bond Index in coming months, a boost for the local bond market but a potential headache for the central bank as it fights to contain the surging shekel.

13 Mar 2017

Intel's $15 billion purchase of Mobileye shakes up driverless car sector

JERUSALEM/DETROIT Intel Corp agreed to buy Israeli autonomous vehicle technology firm Mobileye for $15.3 billion on Monday in a deal that could thrust the U.S. chipmaker into direct competition with rivals Nvidia Corp and Qualcomm Inc to develop driverless systems for global automakers. | Video

13 Mar 2017

Intel's $15 billion purchase of Mobileye shakes up driverless car sector

JERUSALEM/DETROIT Intel Corp agreed to buy Israeli autonomous vehicle technology firm Mobileye for $15.3 billion (12.52 billion pounds) on Monday in a deal that could thrust the U.S. chipmaker into direct competition with rivals Nvidia Corp and Qualcomm Inc to develop driverless systems for global automakers. | Video

23 Feb 2017

Leviathan gas field developers approve $3.75 billion investment

TEL AVIV Developers of the Leviathan natural gas field have approved a $3.75 billion investment (FID) in the first phase of the largest energy project in Israel's history, they said on Thursday.

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