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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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Lloyds investor lawsuit over HBOS deal 'fundamentally flawed', court hears

LONDON Lloyds Banking Group saw a "unique opportunity" in buying struggling rival HBOS during the credit crisis and an investor lawsuit is "fundamentally flawed", a lawyer for the bank told London's High Court on Thursday. Helen Davies defended Lloyds' actions during the takeover on the second day of a 14-week London trial in which about 6,000 investors are claiming more than 550 million pounds in damages.

18 Oct 2017

Ex-Lloyds bank bosses used 'spin and puff' in HBOS deal, court told

LONDON Former bosses of Lloyds Banking Group used "spin and sales puff" to win over investors and secure a "disastrous" acquisition of rival HBOS during the credit crisis, a lawyer for thousands of shareholders told London's High Court on Wednesday.

15 Sep 2017

Barclays whistleblowing head to leave bank - source

LONDON Barclays' global head of whistleblowing is leaving the bank, according to a source familiar with the matter, five months after regulators began investigating Chief Executive Jes Staley for attempts to unmask a whistleblower.

10 Aug 2017

UK fraud office expects decision on GSK, Rolls-Royce cases next year

LONDON The UK Serious Fraud Office (SFO) said on Thursday it expects to decide next year whether it will file criminal charges in bribery investigations related to drugs giant GlaxoSmithKline and aero engine company Rolls-Royce .

27 Jul 2017

Libor traders report UK prosecution expert witness to police

LONDON Two former Libor traders, one of whom has been convicted for conspiracy to rig the global interest rate benchmark, have complained to the police about an expert witness used by the Serious Fraud Office in four trials over rate manipulation.

27 Jul 2017

Libor traders report UK prosecution expert witness to police

LONDON Two former Libor traders, one of whom has been convicted for conspiracy to rig the global interest rate benchmark, have complained to the police about an expert witness used by the Serious Fraud Office in four trials over rate manipulation.

21 Jul 2017

Court blocks $18 billion British class action against MasterCard

LONDON A 14 billion pound ($18 billion) class action lawsuit against MasterCard for allegedly overcharging more than 45 million people in Britain over a 16-year period was blocked by a British court on Friday.

21 Jul 2017

Court blocks $18 bln British class action against MasterCard

LONDON A 14 billion pound ($18 billion) class action lawsuit against MasterCard for allegedly overcharging more than 45 million people in Britain over a 16-year period was blocked by a British court on Friday.

21 Jul 2017

MasterCard says $18 bln British class action lawsuit blocked

LONDON, July 21 A 14 billion pound ($18 billion) class action lawsuit against MasterCard for allegedly overcharging more than 45 million people in Britain over a 16-year period was blocked from proceeding by a judge, MasterCard said on Friday.

21 Jun 2017

Serious Fraud Office wins reprieve after May fails to mention abolition plan

LONDON Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday left plans to abolish the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) out of her government's two-year programme in an omission lawyers said could signal an end to the controversial pledge.

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