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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

21 Jul 2017

Private equity bid for Paysafe stokes payments M&A boom

Private equity firms Blackstone and CVC Capital Partners [CVC.UL] joined a rush to snap up payments companies on Friday with a 2.9 billion pound bid for Paysafe Group.

21 Jul 2017

Show and sell: shift in global ad spending boosts events firms

BENGALURU Organizers of conferences and trade shows are benefiting from a shift in the way marketing budgets are allocated, with companies spending less on advertising and more on events that allow them to connect directly with customers.

20 Jul 2017

Oxfordshire County Council in talks over remainder of Carillion contract

Oxfordshire County Council, which last week ended much of a 10-year 500 million pound contract with Carillion, is now debating the future of a facilities management deal with the crisis-hit British construction firm.

19 Jul 2017

British construction company Morgan Sindall raises forecast

Britain's Morgan Sindall said a strong performance by its office installation and refurbishment business and improving construction margins would lift its full-year results ahead of its expectations.

18 Jul 2017

Parcels and politics help to lift Royal Mail revenue

Election-related letters and growth from its continental European parcel business helped Britain's Royal Mail to eke out a 1 percent gain in first-quarter revenue, the resilience boosting its shares.

18 Jul 2017

Property firm British Land plans £300 million buyback

British Land plans to spend up to 300 million pounds to buy back its shares in this financial year, the property developer said on Tuesday, citing limited investment opportunities.

18 Jul 2017

Crisis-hit Carillion claws back lost ground after more contract wins

A Carillion joint venture has won contracts worth 158 million pounds ($207 million) to supply catering and other services for British military sites, bringing further relief to the crisis-hit company on Tuesday.

18 Jul 2017

Just Group's sales lifted by retirement income products

LONDON Britain's Just Group , which sells financial products for retirement, reported a 3 percent increase in new business in the first half, and said it was speeding up its plan to cut costs.

17 Jul 2017

Beleaguered Carillion wins HS2 rail contract, shares jump

A consortium that includes Carillion won a 1.4 billion pound contract to help build Britain's High Speed 2 railway on Monday, offering respite as the builder grapples with the aftermath of a battering writedown.

14 Jul 2017

Union rejects Royal Mail's proposed new pension arrangement

The main trade union at Britain's Royal Mail rejected a new pension arrangement on Friday, raising the possibility of a strike at the postal company, which was privatised four years ago.

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