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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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20 Oct 2017

Nestle CEO praised by Third Point but hedge fund still wants more

LONDON/BOSTON Nine months into leading the world's biggest packaged food company, Nestle SA Chief Executive Mark Schneider got a tentative thumbs-up from a prominent investor, who praised his early steps on Friday but said there was more work to be done.

19 Oct 2017

Unilever sales fall short as competition bites big brands

LONDON Unilever reported disappointing third-quarter sales having lost market share to smaller rivals, dampening hopes that a failed takeover bid by Kraft Heinz would spark a swift improvement in performance. | Video

18 Oct 2017

Reckitt to reshape as sales growth evaporates

LONDON Britain's Reckitt Benckiser will split its business into two divisions -- consumer healthcare and home and hygiene products -- to try to revive sales that are set to stall this year.

18 Oct 2017

Reckitt Benckiser to form two business units for better focus

LONDON Reckitt Benckiser plans to reorganise its business into two distinct units, one for health and the other for hygiene and home products, as it tries to improve its flagging performance.

27 Sep 2017

Nestle targets profit margin to satisfy investor hunger

LONDON/ZURICH Nestle set a profit margin target for the first time on Tuesday, responding to an industry slowdown and pressure from activist investor Third Point for greater near-term returns from the world's largest packaged food company.

25 Sep 2017

Unilever steps up beauty push with $2.7 billion Carver Korea deal

SEOUL/LONDON Unilever has agreed to pay 2.27 billion euros (1.99 billion pounds)to buy fast-growing cosmetics company Carver Korea in its latest move to build a global beauty business. | Video

22 Sep 2017

Pladis passes on Nestle's candy in favor of upmarket push

LONDON Pladis, the owner of Godiva chocolate and McVitie's biscuits, has decided not to bid for Nestle's U.S. confectionery assets, preferring to pursue a more upmarket strategy.

22 Sep 2017

Unilever strikes deal over South African spreads business

LONDON Unilever has agreed a $900 million (£664.21 million) deal with South African investor Remgro , buying Remgro's 26 percent stake in its South African subsidiary in exchange for its southern African spreads business and a cash payment.

20 Sep 2017

Diageo expects second half to drive full-year growth

Diageo , the maker of Johnnie Walker whisky and Smirnoff vodka, forecast stronger sales and profit growth in the second half of its financial year after a first half affected by negative factors in China and India and higher spending.

15 Sep 2017

Coffee consolidation percolates as hipsters drink up

LONDON/LOS ANGELES Nestle's high-priced purchase of a majority stake in California-based coffee bar chain Blue Bottle this week, highlights how big companies are seeking exposure to fast-growing premium brands driven by millenials.

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