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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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11 Aug 2012

Baer seen close to buying Merrill's non-U.S. wealth units

LONDON/NEW YORK Julius Baer is close to an agreement to acquire Bank of America's Merrill Lynch wealth management business outside the United States, two people familiar with the situation said, a deal that could expand the Swiss private bank's client assets by 50 percent.

09 Aug 2012

Stifel CEO betting markets will rebound soon

NEW YORK Stifel Financial Corp's second-quarter profit soared, but lagged expectations as Chief Executive Ron Kruszeokwski bulked up the firm's brokerage and investment banking capabilities ahead of what he sees as a coming market rebound.

08 Aug 2012

Morgan Stanley considers shutting offices, cutting staff - sources

NEW YORK Morgan Stanley , under fire to boost profit margins in its retail brokerage arm, is considering closing brokerage offices, laying off support staff and requiring some branch managers also to generate revenue as advisers under a cost-cutting drive, three people briefed on internal discussions said.

08 Aug 2012

Morgan Stanley considers shutting offices, cutting staff: sources

NEW YORK Morgan Stanley , under fire to boost profit margins in its retail brokerage arm, is considering closing brokerage offices, laying off support staff and requiring some branch managers also to generate revenue as advisers under a cost-cutting drive, three people briefed on internal discussions said.

08 Aug 2012

Morgan Stanley considers shutting offices, cutting staff - sources

NEW YORK Morgan Stanley , under fire to boost profit margins in its retail brokerage arm, is considering closing brokerage offices, laying off support staff and requiring some branch managers also to generate revenue as advisers under a cost-cutting drive, three people briefed on internal discussions said.

08 Aug 2012

Morgan Stanley considers shutting offices, cutting staff: sources

NEW YORK Morgan Stanley , under fire to boost profit margins in its retail brokerage arm, is considering closing brokerage offices, laying off support staff and requiring some branch managers also to generate revenue as advisers under a cost-cutting drive, three people briefed on internal discussions said.

08 Aug 2012

Morgan Stanley considers shutting offices, cutting staff-sources

NEW YORK, Aug 7 Morgan Stanley, under fire to boost profit margins in its retail brokerage arm, is considering closing brokerage offices, laying off support staff and requiring some branch managers also to generate revenue as advisers under a cost-cutting drive, three people briefed on internal discussions said.

07 Aug 2012

Tough markets took toll on U.S. brokers, advisers in 2011

NEW YORK The number of U.S. financial advisers fell for a third straight year in 2011, as choppy stock markets and thin yields eroded earnings and prompted more brokers to leave the business.

04 Aug 2012

Insight: Morgan Stanley brokers chafe at new system's glitches

NEW YORK Morgan Stanley Smith Barney's new brokerage technology platform has been beset by glitches that have frustrated the firm's financial advisers and made a long and costly merger more expensive, brokers and other people familiar with the situation said.

03 Aug 2012

Insight: Morgan Stanley brokers chafe at new system's glitches

NEW YORK Morgan Stanley Smith Barney's new brokerage technology platform has been beset by glitches that have frustrated the firm's financial advisers and made a long and costly merger more expensive, brokers and other people familiar with the situation said.

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