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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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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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 .
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
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.
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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