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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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09 Aug 2017

Cash-rich Newmont Mining mulls boosting dividend as peers pursue debt reduction

TORONTO With a plump $3.1 billion pile of cash, Newmont Mining Corp is mulling a sweeter dividend to attract a broader shareholder base, a move that makes it an outlier in the still recovering gold sector.

04 Aug 2017

Lucara Diamond mulls partnership to sell world's largest uncut stone

TORONTO Nearly two years after unearthing a tennis ball-sized 1,109-carat rough diamond, Lucara Diamond Corp is considering forming a partnership to sell the stone if it still does not have a deal in the next six to eight weeks.

03 Aug 2017

Greece says Eldorado mine arbitration to start in August

ATHENS/TORONTO Greece plans to start an arbitration process in August to settle its differences with Canada's Eldorado Gold Corp over its gold mine development plans, the energy ministry said on Thursday.

03 Aug 2017

Union to press for Freeport mine worker rights on Indonesia visit

TORONTO/JAKARTA A trade union said on Wednesday that it will press Indonesia's government to reinstate thousands of striking workers at Freeport-McMoRan Inc's Grasberg mine when union officials visit the Southeast Asian country next week.

02 Aug 2017

Union to press for Freeport mine worker rights on Indonesia visit

TORONTO, Aug 2 A trade union said on Wednesday that it will press Indonesia's government to reinstate thousands of striking workers at Freeport-McMoRan Inc's Grasberg mine when union officials visit the Southeast Asian country next week.

27 Jul 2017

Barrick president says 'very positive' on Tanzania talks over ban

TORONTO Barrick Gold Corp, the world's largest gold miner by production, has an "open mind" and is "very positive" about talks getting underway with Tanzania to resolve an export ban, President Kelvin Dushnisky told Reuters on Thursday.

25 Jul 2017

Freeport stock soars 15 percent on copper prices, permit progress

TORONTO Freeport-McMoRan Inc shares jumped to a 16-month high on Tuesday, as soaring metal prices and progress in a long-running, costly permit dispute with Indonesia buoyed the world's biggest publicly traded copper miner.

21 Jul 2017

Freeport Indonesia mine workers extend strike for fourth month

JAKARTA/TORONTO An estimated 5,000 workers at the giant Grasberg copper mine operated by Freeport-McMoRan Inc's Indonesian unit will extend their strike for a fourth month, a union official said on Friday, in an ongoing dispute over layoffs and employment terms.

17 Jul 2017

Tennis ball-sized 'diamond in the rough' too big to sell

TORONTO In the mysterious world of diamond mining, it turns out that some stones are too big to sell.

14 Jul 2017

Exclusive: Washington Companies in talks to buy Canada's Dominion Diamond - sources

TORONTO Canada's Dominion Diamond Corp , the world's third-largest diamond producer by market value, is in advanced and friendly talks with The Washington Companies on a sweetened cash takeover bid, sources told Reuters this week.

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