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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

22 Sep 2017

U.S. judge will not disturb Wilmington Trust indictment linked to crisis

NEW YORK A federal judge in Delaware on Friday refused to let four former Wilmington Trust executives charged with bank fraud gather new evidence they hoped would prove that their indictment was tainted by false grand jury testimony and should be dismissed.

22 Sep 2017

Nielsen sues comScore to block new TV ratings service

NEW YORK Nielsen Holdings Plc filed a lawsuit on Friday to stop comScore Inc from using its technology to launch a competing service for measuring television audiences.

22 Sep 2017

Casino's Cnova reaches $28.5 million settlement in U.S. over IPO

NEW YORK Cnova NV , the e-commerce arm of French retailer Groupe Casino, agreed to pay $28.5 million to settle litigation in the United States claiming it defrauded investors in connection with its November 2014 initial public offering.

22 Sep 2017

U.S. says Telia settles bribery case, to pay $548.6 mln

NEW YORK Swedish telephone company Telia Co has agreed to pay $548.6 million in criminal penalties and a unit agreed to plead guilty to a bribery charge to settle a U.S. probe of the company's alleged corruption in Uzbekistan, court papers show.

21 Sep 2017

London's National Gallery prevails in 'stolen' Matisse lawsuit: New York judge

NEW YORK The National Gallery in London on Thursday won the dismissal of a lawsuit in which three grandchildren of a muse of the artist Henri Matisse sought to recover a painting they said was stolen shortly after World War Two.

21 Sep 2017

Telia settles U.S., European bribery probes for $965.8 million

NEW YORK Telia Co agreed to pay $965.8 million (711.45 million pounds) to settle U.S. and European criminal and civil charges that the Swedish phone company paid bribes to win business in Uzbekistan.

20 Sep 2017

Tusk-smuggling case ends in prison for Canadian ex-mountie :U.S. judge

A retried Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer was sentenced on Wednesday by a U.S. judge to five years and two months in prison, after pleading guilty to 10 money laundering charges related to a scheme to smuggle Arctic narwhal tusks.

20 Sep 2017

U.S. expects Madoff $4 billion fund payout to start this year

NEW YORK The U.S. government expects this year to begin payouts from a $4 billion (£2.95 billion) fund for Bernard Madoff's victims, ending their nearly nine-year wait to begin recouping losses from his Ponzi scheme.

20 Sep 2017

Buffett calls pessimists about United States 'out of their mind'

NEW YORK Uncertainty about how the United States will cope with growing tumult in the world has not dampened Warren Buffett's optimism for the country's prospects over the long term -- even 100 years into the future.

19 Sep 2017

Judge says Texas mortgage companies owe $296.3 mln to U.S. government

NEW YORK, Sept 19 A federal judge ordered two Texas-based mortgage companies and their chief executive to pay $296.3 million to the U.S. government after a jury found them liable for inducing the government into insuring risky home loans, the U.S. Department of Justice said on Tuesday.

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