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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FRANKFURT/BRUSSELS German chemicals group BASF has strengthened its nylon business by agreeing to buy the global polyamide business from Belgian rival Solvay for 1.6 billion euros (1.42 billion pounds).
FRANKFURT German carmaker Audi is taking a lead in bringing more automated driving to roads, but rivals seem in no rush to follow while legal and regulatory uncertainties still cloud the technology.
FRANKFURT/BERLIN The trade union powerhouse that won the 35-hour work week for Germans more than two decades ago is mobilising for a new campaign to reduce working hours at annual wage negotiations about to kick off nationwide.
FRANKFURT Europe shouldn't rush to abandon the combustion engine and must build up its own production of electric car batteries to compete with China, auto suppliers and manufacturers said at the Frankfurt motor show.
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FRANKFURT/COLOGNE Germany's Merck KGaA is considering selling its consumer healthcare business which has sales of $1 billion a year to help fund more research into prescription drugs and amid declines in the company's separate liquid crystal business.
Berlin Anders als der Konkurrent ProSiebenSat.1 trotzt der europäische Fernsehkonzern RTL dem schwierigen Werbemarkt.
FRANKFURT/BERLIN European broadcast group RTL expects its German TV advertising revenue to grow this year as it wins market share from struggling rival ProSiebenSat.1 .
FRANKFURT Liberty Global aims to catch up on German broadband customer growth in the second half of the year after its technicians work off a backlog of helping customers switch to digital from analogue television, its Germany chief said.
FRANKFURT German industrial group Siemens expects to update software in some of its medical scanners by the end of the month to deal with vulnerabilities that could, in theory, allow some of this equipment to be hacked, a company spokesman said on Monday.
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