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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.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

07 Feb 2018

Italo shareholders accept GIP's improved takeover offer, scrap IPO plans

MILAN The shareholders of Italian railways group Italo have accepted a 1.98 billion euro ($2.43 billion) takeover offer by Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) and scrapped plans for listing the company on the Milan bourse.

07 Feb 2018

Telecom Italia presents network spin-off plan to Rome, shares rise

ROME/MILAN Telecom Italia (TIM) moved closer to splitting off its network business on Wednesday with the presentation of a plan to the government that could mark a turning point in strained relations between Italy's largest phone group and Rome.

01 Feb 2018

Ferrari turns to hybrids, SUVs to double profits by 2022

MILAN Sportscar maker Ferrari is looking to double core earnings to 2 billion euros (1.75 billion pounds) by no later than 2022 and become debt free a year earlier, betting on firm demand for supercars and new launches, including hybrids and an SUV.

31 Jan 2018

Telecom Italia's chairman confident of sweeter relationship with Rome

MILAN Telecom Italia's (TIM) executive chairman Arnaud de Puyfontaine was confident on Wednesday of resolving outstanding issues between the former state phone monopoly and the Italian government to enable a new era of improved relations.

25 Jan 2018

Fiat Chrysler close to completing turnaround as truck push lifts margins

MILAN/DETROIT Fiat Chrysler's shift to sell more trucks and SUVs boosted margins yet again in its North American profit centre, making Chief Executive Sergio Marchionne confident he can hit most of the final targets of his five-year turnaround plan.

23 Jan 2018

Ex-Ferrari boss takes high-speed rail firm down IPO route

ROME When former Ferrari boss Luca Cordero di Montezemolo called up fellow businessman Diego della Valle in 2006 and suggested they create a company to run high-speed trains, his friend asked him what he had been drinking the night before.

08 Jan 2018

Fiat Chrysler boosted by Jeep growth expectations

MILAN Fiat Chrysler (FCA) shares hit a record high on Monday on growing expectations that the carmaker's coveted Jeep brand will unlock even greater value this year.

22 Dec 2017

Italian chef's new restaurant chain: free food made from scraps

MILAN Italian Michelin-starred chef Massimo Bottura plans to open two new restaurants in Paris and Naples next year, but wealthy diners are not welcome. The food will be free, made from supermarket scraps and served only to the poor. | Video

15 Dec 2017

False paradise? EU is no haven of Net neutrality, say critics

LISBON/MILAN America's decision to scrap rules designed to ensure a free and open internet leaves the European Union as the biggest market where Net neutrality still prevails -- but critics say the EU is not a level playing field.

05 Dec 2017

Telecom Italia explores network separation, talks to Mediaset

MILAN Telecom Italia (TIM) , whose top shareholder is France's Vivendi , said on Tuesday it would look into whether a separation of its fixed line network was needed to address competition concerns from Italian authorities.

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