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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

Exclusive: Barclays activist urges trading shutdown at investment bank: sources

LONDON Activist investor Edward Bramson is calling on Barclays to end the bulk of trading activities at its investment bank, in a radical plan to cut costs and boost returns at the British lender, three sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.

14 May 2018

IWG shares jump on prospect of three-way bidding war

LONDON IWG shares surged as much as 24 percent after the British serviced office provider disclosed it had received takeover approaches from a trio of suitors, stoking speculation it could fetch a price of $4.4 billion (3.2 billion pounds) in a bidding war.

11 May 2018

IWG receives takeover approaches from three suitors

LONDON British serviced office provider IWG has attracted takeover approaches from three rival suitors, potentially plunging the $3.1 billion company into a bidding war.

04 May 2018

M&C Hotels directors hit by revolt by minority shareholders

LONDON Millennium & Copthorne Hotels faced an investor revolt over the re-election of some board directors on Friday, following a shareholder rebellion against a takeover bid earlier this year.

03 May 2018

Vodafone closes in on game-changing Liberty Global deal

LONDON Vodafone is nearing a transformational deal to buy continental European assets from cable giant Liberty Global and could announce an agreement next week, three sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.

30 Apr 2018

Planets finally align for Sainsbury’s to land £7.3 billion Asda deal

LONDON Codenamed "Project Solar", Sainsbury's 7.3 billion-pound deal with rival British supermarket chain Asda is an alignment of planets years in the making.

30 Apr 2018

Planets finally align for Sainsbury’s to land $10 billion Asda deal

LONDON Codenamed "Project Solar", Sainsbury's 7.3 billion-pound ($10 billion) deal with rival British supermarket chain Asda is an alignment of planets years in the making.

30 Apr 2018

Planets finally align for Sainsbury’s to land $10 bln Asda deal

LONDON, April 30 Codenamed "Project Solar", Sainsbury's 7.3 billion-pound ($10 billion) deal with rival British supermarket chain Asda is an alignment of planets years in the making.

30 Apr 2018

Sainsbury's, Walmart's Asda to create UK supermarket powerhouse

LONDON Sainsbury's and Walmart's Asda are in talks to create Britain's biggest supermarket group, a combination which would surpass Tesco's grocery market share and be worth up to 15 billion pounds. | Video

25 Apr 2018

Shire willing to back $64 billion Takeda bid, market signals doubts

LONDON/NEW YORK/TOKYO Rare disease specialist Shire said on Wednesday it was willing to recommend a sweetened $64 billion offer from Japan's Takeda Pharmaceutical Co to shareholders, in what would be the biggest acquisition of a drug company since 2000. | Video

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