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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 Oct 2017

Australia's Crown hit by accusations of poker machine-fixing, shares tumble

SYDNEY Australia's Crown Resorts Ltd was accused of tampering with poker machines on Wednesday when a lawmaker tabled a video of whistleblowers in parliament, sending shares in the casino firm sliding.

18 Oct 2017

Silent Partners - The bankrollers behind the rush of Australia shareholder lawsuits

SYDNEY After Australian internet company Vocus Telecommunications Ltd gave its second profit warning in seven months, fund manager David Pace received an email from a law firm asking him to join a shareholder class action.

17 Oct 2017

Australia's ANZ sells pension business to IOOF for $766 million

SYDNEY Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Ltd has sold its pension unit to IOOF Holdings for A$975 million ($766 million), joining the rush of Australian banks quitting non-core and scandal-hit divisions to boost capital.

25 Sep 2017

KKR lifts bid for Australia's Pepper to $543 million to appease shareholder

KKR & Co LP has added a small sweetener to its bid for Australia's Pepper Group, caving to a demand from the non-bank lender's biggest shareholder and bringing the deal value to A$682 million ($543 million).

22 Sep 2017

Australia's Seven West Media says Prime takeover offer falls through

SYDNEY Top Australian television broadcaster Seven West Media Ltd and smaller Prime Media Group Ltd said they held takeover talks which ended without a deal, a faltering start to likely media consolidation brought on by deregulation.

21 Sep 2017

Australia's CBA to sell insurance unit to AIA Group for $3 billion

SYDNEY Commonwealth Bank of Australia has agreed to sell its life insurance unit to Hong Kong-based AIA Group for $3.1 billion (2.3 billion pounds), in the biggest Asian buyout of an Australian financial firm.

20 Sep 2017

Australia court upholds appeal against Tabcorp's $4.9 billion buyout of Tatts

SYDNEY An Australian court upheld on Wednesday an appeal against betting firm Tabcorp Holdings Ltd's agreed A$6.15 billion ($4.9 billion) buyout of lotteries operator Tatts Group Ltd .

19 Sep 2017

Creditors back CBS's bid for Australia's Ten Network

SYDNEY Creditors of Australia's embattled Ten Network Holdings Ltd on Tuesday agreed to a A$209.7 million (123.66 million pounds) buyout from CBS Corp , effectively ending a battle for control between the U.S. broadcasting giant and Lachlan Murdoch. | Video

04 Sep 2017

Heads roll at Australia's CBA amid money-laundering scandal

SYDNEY Commonwealth Bank of Australia , the country's biggest lender, announced a major board shake-up on Monday as it scrambles to shore up investor support following allegations it oversaw thousands of breaches of anti-money laundering rules.

30 Aug 2017

Australia's Telstra axes $4.4 billion fundraising plan after state partner's veto

SYDNEY Telstra Corp, Australia's largest telecoms operator, dropped a plan to raise as much as A$5.5 billion ($4.4 billion) through an income securitization deal after a government-backed business partner rejected the move, sending its shares tumbling.

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