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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.

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Kingfisher cautious on second half after profit rise

LONDON Kingfisher , Europe's largest home improvement retailer, reported an unexpected rise in first-half profit while taking a cautious view on the second half, given the economic and competitive backdrop in Britain and France.

19 Sep 2017

Ocado's rising costs give ammunition to sceptics

LONDON British online grocer Ocado warned that additional investment in developing its distribution centres would increase short term costs, sending its shares lower.

14 Sep 2017

Slower sales growth dents Morrisons shares despite profit rise

LONDON Slowing sales growth at Morrisons sent its shares down as much as 7 percent on Thursday, despite rising profit and its chief executive saying the British supermarket chain's turnaround is on track.

11 Sep 2017

AB Foods raises full-year forecast after Primark sales rise

LONDON Associated British Foods raised its forecast for full- year results on Monday following a strong performance by bargain fashion retailer Primark.

07 Sep 2017

'Asleep on the job' - Dixons Carphone comes under fire from shareholders

LONDON Private shareholders in Dixons Carphone berated the UK-based electricals and mobile phone retailer's board at its annual meeting on Thursday over a recent profit warning and a share price which has more than halved over the last year.

07 Sep 2017

No FTSE for Brexit - big bosses wary of backing government strategy

LONDON Executives at some of Britain's biggest companies have voiced their dismay after the government asked them to publicly back its Brexit strategy, exasperating bosses who are grappling with the uncertainties of a move to life outside the European Union.

22 Aug 2017

Lidl overtakes Waitrose in Britain's supermarket wars

LONDON Discounter Lidl [LIDUK.UL] has leapfrogged upmarket Waitrose [JLP.UL] in Britain's competitive food retail market, industry data showed on Tuesday, a sign that cash-strapped shoppers are still having to count their pennies.

17 Aug 2017

Asda returns to sales growth after three years of pain

LONDON Asda, the British supermarket arm of Wal-Mart , the world's largest retailer, reported its first underlying sales growth in three years on Thursday and said its back-to-basics turnaround under a new management team was working.

17 Aug 2017

Retailer Kingfisher hurt by sales dip at its British B&Q business

LONDON Kingfisher , Europe's largest home improvement retailer, reported worse than expected quarterly sales at its British B&Q business due to a drop in demand for garden furniture and other summer products, denting the group's share price.

15 Aug 2017

Sainsbury's puts Nisa takeover on hold over competition concerns

LONDON Britain's second largest supermarket group Sainsbury's has suspended bid talks with wholesaler Nisa until it has a clear idea of whether the competition regulator will approve takeovers in the fast-growing convenience sector.

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