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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LISBON Portugal's tourism boom has made the industry one of the biggest contributors to the national economy and the largest employer, with almost 1 million direct and indirect jobs, the head of the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) said.
LISBON Portugal's corporate sector is ripe for investment, said billionaire U.S. investor Paul Kazarian who became one of Greece's biggest bond holders and has now opened his first office in Europe in Lisbon.
LISBON Mario Centeno, appointed on Monday to lead the Eurogroup, used his easy-going style as Portugal's finance minister to turn his crisis-hit country into a model euro zone pupil, causing him to be described as a "Ronaldo" among euro zone finance ministers.
LISBON The illegal drug trade on the dark web is growing rapidly, despite authorities shutting down major market sites like AlphaBay, as crime gangs diversify and seek new clients online, a report by two European Union agencies warned on Tuesday.
LISBON People should worry about online data collection by technology companies because it gives them unparalleled insight into users lives, the creator of one of the biggest web browsers, Opera, said on Thursday.
LISBON The "remorseless" growth of cyber crime is leading to 4,000 ransom attacks a day and gangs' technological capability now threatens critical parts of the financial sector, the head of Europol said on Wednesday.
LISBON Tech companies like Google and Facebook seem like monopolies and need new rules, the organizer of one of the world's biggest technology summits said.
LISBON Aiming to spur development of drones and self-driving vehicles, Portugal is planning to launch "free zones" with special regulations to allow testing of such technologies and attract investment in them, the industry secretary said.
LISBON, Oct 31 Aiming to spur development of drones and self-driving vehicles, Portugal is planning to launch "free zones" with special regulations to allow testing of such technologies and attract investment in them, the industry secretary said.
LISBON Europe should heed the threat from opioids responsible for America's deadliest drug epidemic in decades as both regions have seen rises in prescription rates of such medicines, which can be a gateway to dangerous derivatives, experts said.
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