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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 Sep 2017

Software startup Zenefits changes course under new CEO

SAN FRANCISCO Zenefits, a startup that has faced hefty regulatory penalties on its insurance brokerage, said on Thursday that it will exit that business and instead provide software to brokers.

21 Sep 2017

Scandal-hit Zenefits changes course under new CEO

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 21 Zenefits, the software startup that has faced a number of regulatory penalties, said on Thursday it is changing its business to provide software to insurance brokers.

15 Sep 2017

Portland probe finds Uber used software to evade 16 government officials

A sweeping investigation by the city of Portland, Oregon, found that Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] used a software tool to intentionally evade 16 government officials whose job it was to regulate the ride-services company, city officials said on Thursday.

12 Sep 2017

Valet parking startup Luxe latest casualty of on-demand bust

SAN FRANCISCO Only a couple of years ago, billions of venture capital dollars were flowing into so-called on-demand businesses that hoped to mimic Uber Technologies Inc and provide a service at the touch of a smartphone app.

07 Sep 2017

Lyft to offer rides in self-driving cars in San Francisco area

SAN FRANCISCO A self-driving car will soon be one ride option available from Lyft in the San Francisco Bay Area, as the ride-services company ramps up its efforts to become a serious player in autonomous vehicle technology.

07 Sep 2017

Hotel Tonight faces off with Expedia, Priceline with advanced bookings

SAN FRANCISCO Startup company Hotel Tonight, betting that superior mobile technology will give it an edge, is expanding its hotel-booking offerings and going toe-to-toe with the big online travel companies.

31 Aug 2017

Delaware judge hands ex-Uber CEO a victory in lawsuit by Benchmark

GEORGETOWN, Del./SAN FRANCISCO A Delaware judge on Wednesday stayed a lawsuit brought by Uber Technologies Inc investor Benchmark Capital against ousted Chief Executive Officer Travis Kalanick, handing the embattled executive a victory.

31 Aug 2017

New Uber CEO promises change, sees IPO in 18-36 months

SAN FRANCISCO/GEORGETOWN, Del. Uber Technologies Inc's new Chief Executive Dara Khosrowshahi told employees on Wednesday the ride-services company would change its culture and may go public in 18 to 36 months.

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