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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

19 Oct 2017

Trump names Washington insiders to head antitrust, consumer protection agency

WASHINGTON, Oct 19 The White House formally announced on Thursday the president will nominate Washington antitrust lawyer Joseph Simons to the Federal Trade Commission, along with Rohit Chopra, a former official at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

19 Oct 2017

Exclusive - Trump selects Washington lawyer Joe Simons to head FTC: official

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump has selected Joseph Simons, an antitrust attorney from a Washington law firm, to head the Federal Trade Commission, a White House official said on Wednesday.

11 Oct 2017

T-Mobile, Sprint deal likely opposed by Justice Dept staff: sources

WASHINGTON When Sprint and T-Mobile bring their expected merger plans to the U.S. Department of Justice for antitrust review, the career staff who do the bulk of the probe into whether the deal will hurt customers will likely recommend that it be stopped, three people familiar with their thinking told Reuters.

03 Oct 2017

Former Equifax chief apologizes to Congress over hack

WASHINGTON The former head of Equifax Inc apologized repeatedly on Tuesday at a congressional hearing for the theft of millions of people's personal data in a hacking breach, saying it took weeks for the credit bureau to understand the extent of the intrusion. | Video

02 Oct 2017

CenturyLink wins U.S. antitrust approval to buy Level 3 telecoms

WASHINGTON Telecommunications provider CenturyLink Inc has won U.S. antitrust approval for its purchase of Level 3 Communications Inc on condition that it sell certain assets, according to a court filing dated on Monday.

28 Sep 2017

Abbott wins U.S. antitrust approval to buy Alere with conditions

WASHINGTON Abbott Laboratories has won U.S. antitrust approval to buy Alere Inc on condition that it sell two point-of-care medical testing businesses, the Federal Trade Commission said on Thursday.

27 Sep 2017

Senate votes to confirm Trump officials for antitrust, CFIUS

WASHINGTON The U.S. Senate voted on Wednesday to confirm the head of the Justice Department's Antitrust Division, which will decide the fate of deals like AT&T Inc's proposed purchase of Time Warner Inc and the merger of Bayer AG and Monsanto Co.

27 Sep 2017

Justice Department bars U.S. portion of Showa Denko deal for SGL

WASHINGTON The U.S. Justice Department is barring Japan's Showa Denko, which struck a deal to buy Germany's SGL Group's graphite electrode assets globally, from purchasing its U.S. business.

27 Sep 2017

U.S. FTC approves Integra purchase of J&J’s Codman business

WASHINGTON Medical device maker Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corp has received U.S. antitrust approval to buy Johnson & Johnson's Codman Neuro Division, the Federal Trade Commission said on Wednesday.

26 Sep 2017

U.S. files antitrust lawsuit against Parker-Hannifin takeover

WASHINGTON The U.S. Justice Department on Tuesday filed an antitrust lawsuit challenging Parker-Hannifin Corp's purchase of Clarcor Inc, which closed in February.

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