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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

24 May 2017

Pace of Gulf tech deals heats up as Emaar buys Namshi stake

DUBAI/BERLIN Emaar Malls will buy a 51 percent stake in e-commerce fashion website Namshi from Global Fashion Group, a firm backed by Rocket Internet, for $151 million (£116.5 million), a sign of growing demand for tech deals in the Middle East.

23 May 2017

Delivery Hero set to list before summer break: sources

BERLIN Online food takeaway firm Delivery Hero is set to float before the summer break in a deal valuing one of Europe's biggest start-ups at up to 4 billion euros ($4.5 billion), people close to the matter said on Tuesday.

04 May 2017

Adidas outpaces Nike in North America and China

BERLIN Shares in Adidas rose to a record high on Thursday after the German sportswear firm reported a bigger than expected increase in first-quarter sales and profits, outpacing rival Nike in North America and China and growing fast online. | Video

03 May 2017

Hugo Boss shares down as online sales slump

BERLIN Shares in Hugo Boss fell 5 percent on Wednesday after the German fashion house reported another drop in online sales in the first three months of the year even though overall sales and net profit were better than expected.

25 Apr 2017

Rocket Internet stems losses in 2016, eyes IPO market

BERLIN German e-commerce investor Rocket Internet said on Tuesday it managed to reduce losses at its main ventures in 2016 and hopes to turn three of them profitable by the end of 2017, with share listings still a possibility.

07 Apr 2017

Adidas to mass-produce 3D-printed shoe with Silicon Valley start-up

HERZOGENAURACH, Germany/NEW YORK Adidas launched a new sneaker on Friday with a 3D-printed sole that it plans to mass-produce next year, part of a broader push by the German sportswear firm to react faster to changing fashions and create more customized products.

05 Apr 2017

German cabinet agrees to fine social media over hate speech

BERLIN Germany's cabinet approved a plan on Wednesday to fine social networks up to 50 million euros ($53 million) if they fail to remove hateful postings quickly, prompting concerns the law could limit free expression.

20 Mar 2017

Adidas takes the sweat out of sweater shopping with in-store machine

BERLIN Adidas has been testing a store where shoppers can design a sweater, have a body scan to determine fit and get it knitted by a state-of-the-art machine within hours, as the German company looks at ways to respond more quickly to customer demands.

16 Mar 2017

Qatar takes stake in Rocket Internet's HelloFresh

BERLIN Qatar's sovereign wealth fund took a stake in Rocket Internet's loss-making recipe and ingredients business HelloFresh in a December fundraising, the German company said on Thursday.

09 Mar 2017

Hugo Boss to make online push to help revive sales

BERLIN Hugo Boss said on Thursday that improving its online business will be a top priority this year as the struggling German fashion house hopes to avoid another decline in sales and cement a recovery in China.

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