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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

16 Aug 2017

UK unemployment falls to lowest since 1975, wage growth still muted

LONDON Britain's labor market confounded a sluggish economy in the second quarter as the unemployment rate fell to its lowest since 1975.

10 Aug 2017

Approaching a cliff edge? British business begs for clarity after Brexit maelstrom

LONDON After the maelstrom of Prime Minister Theresa May's election crisis and a struggle in government over the shape of Brexit, business chiefs have a simple request for Britain: Give clarity on how the EU divorce might look.

31 Jul 2017

Britain risks losing out in race for mini nuclear plants - Rolls-Royce

LONDON Britain will squander the chance to become a leader in next-generation nuclear power unless it presses on with a competition to build mini reactors, said Rolls-Royce, the designer of the nuclear engines that drive the country's submarine fleet.

28 Jul 2017

BT forced to pay out to avoid court battle over Italian scandal

LONDON BT posted a 42 percent drop in first-quarter profit after it took a fresh charge from an Italian accounting scandal to avoid legal claims from two of its major investors in the latest setback to the British telecoms provider.

28 Jul 2017

Charlie Gard to be moved to a hospice to die, British judge rules

LONDON Charlie Gard will spend his final hours in a hospice before the ventilator that keeps him alive is turned off, a judge ruled on Thursday, after a harrowing legal battle that prompted a debate over who has the moral right to decide the fate of a sick child. | Video

26 Jul 2017

ITV weathers advertising slowdown before McCall lands

LONDON Britain's ITV reported stronger than expected first-half earnings despite weak advertising income, showing that new boss Carolyn McCall will inherit a media group better placed to withstand economic downturns than in the past.

25 Jul 2017

Michael Kors to buy luxury shoemaker Jimmy Choo for $1.2 bln

LONDON U.S. retailer Michael Kors agreed to buy luxury shoemaker Jimmy Choo for $1.2 billion (921.82 million pounds), snapping up a British company whose towering stilettos have been made famous by celebrity customers from Princess Diana to Kendall Jenner. | Video

19 Jul 2017

BBC pays top male star five times more than top woman

LONDON Britain's public broadcaster, the BBC, pays its top male star five times more than its best-paid female presenter, it revealed on Wednesday after bowing to the government's demand to publish the salaries of its highest earners.

15 Jul 2017

AstraZeneca says CEO Pascal Soriot will host earnings call

LONDON Anglo-Swedish pharmaceutical firm AstraZeneca said on Friday its chief executive, Pascal Soriot, would host a results call with reporters on July 27, after refusing to comment on speculation this week that he was leaving the firm. | Video

11 Jul 2017

Pearson cashes in $1 billion of its Penguin Random House stake

LONDON Pearson is set to raise $1 billion from the sale of a 22 percent stake in book publisher Penguin Random House to majority owner Bertelsmann, in the British group's latest bid to rebuild following a string of profit warnings.

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