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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

17 May 2018

Telecom Italia boss says has board support, Elliott plans not discussed

MILAN Telecom Italia (TIM) Chief Executive Amos Genish feels he has the full support of the board to push ahead with his three-year strategy plan and proposals put forward by activist fund Elliott are not being discussed, he said on Thursday.

17 May 2018

Blood but not much treasure - Vivendi's European media crusade

MILAN/LONDON French tycoon Vincent Bollore's stated goal to create a southern European media empire faces defeat in Italy, despite pumping 5 billion euros (4.4 billion pounds) into his biggest foreign conquest, raising questions over whether the strategy ever existed.

07 May 2018

Telecom Italia reappoints Genish as CEO after Elliott coup

MILAN Telecom Italia (TIM) reappointed Amos Genish as chief executive on Monday, as the phone group enters a new phase after activist fund Elliott wrestled board control from top shareholder Vivendi .

04 May 2018

U.S. hedge fund Elliott defeats Vivendi in board vote

ROZZANO, Italy U.S. hedge fund Elliott pulled off a boardroom coup at Telecom Italia on Friday, wresting control away from French media group Vivendi as the fund embarks on a campaign to shake up slumbering companies across Europe.

03 May 2018

Boardroom showdown could alter Telecom Italia's future

MILAN/LONDON Warring investors will take their battle for boardroom control of Telecom Italia to a shareholder vote on Friday, with both sides promising major changes to reshape Italy's slumbering telecoms heavyweight.

03 May 2018

U.S. hedge fund Elliott amps up campaigns in Europe

LONDON/FRANKFURT/MILAN U.S. hedge fund Elliott is stepping up its activities in Europe, a Reuters review of data shows, as it sees more opportunities to unlock value for shareholders by pushing through management changes, company break-ups and merger deals.

30 Apr 2018

Elliott says backs Telecom Italia CEO, his business plan

MILAN Activist fund Elliott sought to reassure Telecom Italia chief Amos Genish on Monday that it would work with him to set company strategy, after he said his position would be "untenable" if Elliott succeeded in overhauling the board.

26 Apr 2018

Fiat Chrysler cuts debt by more than expected

MILAN Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) reduced its debts by more than expected in the first quarter, putting the carmaker well on course to become cash positive later this year.

24 Apr 2018

Telecom Italia shareholders back CEO as board seat showdown looms

ROZZANO, Italy Telecom Italia (TIM) Chief Executive Amos Genish was backed by nearly all shareholders present at a general meeting on Tuesday, days before a showdown over board seats between the Italian phone group's top two investors.

23 Apr 2018

Ruling delays Telecom Italia board showdown with Elliott

MILAN A judge ruled in favour of an appeal by Telecom Italia (TIM) and its leading investor Vivendi to block a vote on some board director replacements proposed by activist fund Elliott at an April 24 shareholders meeting, a court document showed.

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