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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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18 May 2017

Exclusive - Petrobras turnaround could yield first dividend in years in 2017

NEW YORK Brazil's state-controlled oil company Petrobras will pay its first shareholder dividend in three years if the company turns a profit in 2017, Chief Executive Officer Pedro Parente said on Wednesday. | Video

04 Oct 2016

OPEC sights set for now on $50-60 per barrel oil - PIRA's Ross

NEW YORK OPEC producers have their sights set on a sustained oil price of $50-$60 per barrel, a modest ambition for the first cut in supply by the oil exporting group in eight years, says one of the industry's top forecasters.

18 Sep 2016

New York City shaken by 'intentional' explosion, 29 injured

NEW YORK, Sept 18 An explosion rocked the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan on Saturday night, injuring at least 29 people, authorities said, adding that they are investigating the blast as a criminal act not immediately linked to any terror organization.

08 Aug 2016

Tourism, infrastructure to support Thailand's economy this year: BOT Governor

BANGKOK Thailand's record tourist arrivals and public works spending are expected to offset weak domestic demand and global economic drag, keeping Southeast Asia's second-largest economy on course for 3.1 percent growth this year, the central bank governor told Reuters in an interview.

04 Aug 2016

Former Thai PM Thaksin says charter a 'folly' ahead of referendum

BANGKOK Former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra on Thursday criticised a military-backed draft constitution as a "folly" that would perpetuate the power of the ruling junta and make it impossible for future elected governments to rule. | Video

29 Jul 2016

China, Laos say rail project to go ahead, pending environment study

VIENTIANE China and Laos are both committed to a high-speed rail project linking the Chinese southwestern city of Kunming with the Lao capital of Vientiane, officials from both countries said this week, and the project will go ahead despite delays.

27 Jul 2016

U.S. says backs resumption of China-Philippines talks on South China Sea

VIENTIANE U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday he supported the resumption of talks between China and the Philippines over the South China Sea, following an international court ruling against Beijing over the dispute earlier this month.

26 Jul 2016

ASEAN in discord ahead of meeting with top China, U.S. diplomats

VIENTIANE Southeast Asian nations were thrown into disarray after Cambodia on Saturday blocked them from issuing a statement referring to an international court ruling against China's territorial claims in the South China Sea, diplomats said. | Video

24 Jul 2016

ASEAN deadlocked on South China Sea after Cambodia blocks statement

VIENTIANE Southeast Asian nations failed to find common ground on maritime disputes in the South China Sea on Sunday after Cambodia stuck to its demand the group make no reference to an international court ruling against Beijing in a statement, diplomats said.

23 Jul 2016

ASEAN in discord ahead of meeting with top China, U.S. diplomats

VIENTIANE Southeast Asian nations were thrown into disarray after Cambodia on Saturday blocked them from issuing a statement referring to an international court ruling against China's territorial claims in the South China Sea, diplomats said.

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