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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 Jan 2018

After Carillion, Interserve shares hit by report that Britain is 'worried' about firm

LONDON Shares in British contractor Interserve dropped on Wednesday after a report the government was monitoring the company, exacerbating worries about the sector two days after the collapse of competitor Carillion.

13 Dec 2017

Scottish Conservative leader Davidson hints at move to Westminster

LONDON Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson, tipped by some as a future British Prime Minister, hinted she might stand for a seat in the UK parliament at the next election, a first step towards taking a more prominent role in British politics.

09 Dec 2017

Britons can change terms of Brexit to diverge from EU - pro-Brexit minister Gove

LONDON British voters will be able to change the terms of the country's relationship with the European Union after leaving the bloc if they don't like the final Brexit deal, senior cabinet minister and pro-Brexit Member of Parliament Michael Gove said on Saturday.

07 Dec 2017

Air New Zealand cancels flights due to Rolls-Royce engines problem

Air New Zealand Ltd became the latest airline to suffer from problems with Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines, saying on Thursday that "two recent events" had prompted it to cancel or delay some flights over the coming weeks.

07 Dec 2017

UK airport boss urges government to set out its Brexit vision

LONDON The British government needs to set out its vision for Brexit, the head of two of the country's biggest airports said on Thursday, reflecting exasperation building among the business community.

04 Dec 2017

Exclusive - EU set to approve easyJet purchase of parts of Air Berlin: sources

BRUSSELS/LONDON British budget airline easyJet is set to win unconditional EU antitrust approval to buy parts of failed German peer Air Berlin, people familiar with the matter said on Monday.

28 Nov 2017

IAG picks Paris Orly as second base for low-cost carrier Level

LONDON IAG's low-cost long-haul airline Level will base two aircraft at Paris Orly airport, the airline group said on Tuesday, its second base since launching this year, and analysts said that expansion into Gatwick may follow.

27 Nov 2017

British Airways owner IAG secures failed airline Monarch's Gatwick slots

LONDON British Airways owner IAG has acquired valuable take-off and landing slots at London's Gatwick airport from failed carrier Monarch Airlines, the latter's administrators said on Monday, beating off competition from other airlines.

24 Nov 2017

Sports Direct's Ashley expects investors to veto paying brother 11 million pounds

LONDON Sports Direct's billionaire founder Mike Ashley expects shareholders to vote against paying his brother 11 million pounds in the latest investor stand-off.

23 Nov 2017

Households drive UK growth again in third quarter, businesses more wary

LONDON Britain's economy again relied heavily on spending by squeezed households for growth in the three months to September, as businesses invested only cautiously while they await clarity on Brexit, official data showed.

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