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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

12 Dec 2017

Bitcoin euphoria puts other retail bets in shade

If you wondered why 18-year old twitterati and seasoned speculative traders alike have bet on bitcoin's surge towards $20,000 this week, look no further than the comparison with the past year's new stock exchange floatations.

12 Dec 2017

Bitcoin euphoria puts other retail bets in shade

If you wondered why 18-year old twitterati and seasoned speculative traders alike have bet on bitcoin's surge toward $20,000 this week, look no further than the comparison with the past year's new stock exchange floatations.

07 Nov 2017

Valeant profit beats forecasts on Bausch & Lomb strength

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit on strength in its Bausch and Lomb eye care business, sending its shares up more than 15 percent.

06 Nov 2017

CVS to start next-day delivery as Amazon threat looms

U.S. drugstore chain CVS Health Corp said on Monday it would start next-day delivery from its stores in 2018, a move some analysts said was in response to Amazon.com's potential entry into prescription drug sales.

02 Nov 2017

Cigna tops profit estimates on low member medical costs

Cigna Corp on Thursday said low member medical costs, particularly related to hospitalizations and prescription drugs, drove better-than-expected third-quarter profits and would continue in 2018.

27 Oct 2017

CVS deal for Aetna could help retailer face Amazon entry: analysts

U.S. pharmacy operator CVS Health Corp's move to buy health insurer Aetna Inc could shore-up CVS' vulnerable pharmacy business and spur another round of dealmaking in an industry fearing Amazon's arrival, analysts said. | Video

27 Oct 2017

CVS-Aetna deal gets Wall Street thumbs up amid Amazon entry fears

Oct 27 U.S. pharmacy operator CVS Health Corp's move to buy health insurer Aetna Inc will broaden their reach in the industry and could spark another round of dealmaking in a sector dreading Amazon's arrival, analysts said.

25 Oct 2017

U.S. insurer Anthem says Obamacare business improving; stock jumps

Anthem Inc reported better-than-expected quarterly earnings as its Obamacare individual insurance business broke even and forecast a slight 2018 profit for the government plans despite uncertainty about the market's future.

24 Oct 2017

Centene warns on Obamacare subsidy cuts, shares dive

Centene Corp said on Tuesday that White House moves to cut Obamacare subsidies would knock 7-12 cents per share off the health insurer's fourth-quarter earnings, sending its shares as much as 8 percent lower.

17 Oct 2017

Transenterix won't compete head-on with Intuitive Surgical: CEO

Transenterix Inc's chief executive played down on Tuesday the threat posed by his company's surgical robotic system to market leader Intuitive Surgical Inc, saying he did not expect the two to compete head on.

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