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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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13 Oct 2017

UK's Aldermore in talks over $1.3 billion takeover by FirstRand

Aldermore Group is in talks over a possible 1 billion pound ($1.3 billion) takeover by South African lender FirstRand , the latest of Britain's co-called "challenger" banks to consider selling up in a tough market.

13 Oct 2017

Provident tries to revive home credit unit as annual loss looms

British subprime lender Provident Financial Plc set out a recovery plan for its home credit business, which is set to post a 2017 loss of up to 120 million pounds as it grapples with a staff shortage.

12 Oct 2017

Royal Mail wins temporary block on strike with injunction

Royal Mail blocked a strike by Communications Workers Union members on Thursday, winning a High Court injunction preventing action during the crucial pre-Christmas delivery period.

05 Oct 2017

Royal Mail prepared to challenge planned strike in court

Britain's Royal Mail will use all legal options at its disposal to halt a strike by postal workers this month, it said on Thursday after the industry union announced the action over a pensions dispute.

03 Oct 2017

Royal Mail workers vote to strike in pension dispute - union

Royal Mail workers have voted to strike following the company's move to replace its defined benefit pension scheme, potentially threatening postal delays at Christmas.

03 Oct 2017

Glencore to raise stake in Peruvian zinc miner Volcan

Miner and commodities trader Glencore has agreed to buy a further stake worth at least $531 million in Peru's largest zinc miner, Volcan Compañia Minera SAA , the company said on Tuesday.

02 Oct 2017

Equifax data breach to cost insurers $125 mln - Property Claim Services

Property Claim Services (PCS), a Verisk Analytics company, estimated an insured loss of $125 million from a massive data breach disclosed last month by Equifax Inc, that has plunged the credit-monitoring company into crisis.

29 Sep 2017

Puerto Rico power outage set to hurt global reinsurers

Puerto Rico's island-wide power outage will mean a surge in insurance claims for lost business income that will increase the already high cost of damage caused by Hurricane Maria, likely tipping some big reinsurers into the red this year, according to industry experts.

29 Sep 2017

Puerto Rico power outage set to hurt global reinsurers

Sept 29 Puerto Rico's island-wide power outage will mean a surge in insurance claims for lost business income that will increase the already high cost of damage caused by Hurricane Maria, likely tipping some big reinsurers into the red this year, according to industry experts.

29 Sep 2017

Beazley expects $150 million hit to profits from hurricanes, Mexican earthquakes

Lloyd's of London insurer Beazley said on Friday it reckoned that its losses from hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria in the Caribbean and southern United States and a series of earthquakes in Mexico would reduce its 2017 earnings by about $150 million (£111.79 million).

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