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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

15 Aug 2018

Australia's CBA tells inquiry of more fees charged to the dead, weak controls

SYDNEY Commonwealth Bank of Australia charged some estates of dead people for superannuation advice and had inadequate compliance controls in its management of retirement funds, the country's inquiry into financial sector misconduct heard.

15 Aug 2018

UPDATE 2-Australian pharma giant CSL breaks profit record on U.S. sales

* CSL is Australia's fifth-biggest company (Recasts with outlook, adds analyst quote)

15 Aug 2018

UPDATE 2-Australia's Fairfax Media misses profit forecast but takeover still on cards

* Shares unchanged, suggesting investors think deal is unchanged (Recasts, adds shares, analyst quote)

09 Aug 2018

Australia's Crown sues to protect casino's Sydney Harbour views

SYDNEY Australian casino giant Crown Resorts Ltd filed a lawsuit on Friday to protect its views of Sydney Harbour from a neighbouring development backed by two of the country's richest families and a Chinese billionaire.

03 Aug 2018

Disconnect between fees and performance in focus as Australian pension funds face inquiry

SYDNEY Just two of Australia's 30 highest fee-charging pension funds are ranked in the country' top 30 performing funds, according to a Reuters analysis, a disconnect likely to come under scrutiny when managers face a powerful inquiry into financial misconduct which restarts on Monday.

24 Jul 2018

Australia honours bravery of divers involved in Thai cave rescue

SYDNEY Australia gave state honours on Tuesday to nine people who helped rescue most of a Thai boys' soccer team trapped in a flooded cave, with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull saying their teamwork had set an example for world leaders. | Video

19 Jul 2018

Australian guard saw indigenous prisoner's breathing difficulty as a ruse, inquest told

SYDNEY A mentally ill indigenous prisoner in Australia who died after being restrained appeared to be pretending to struggle for breath as a "diversionary tactic" to avoid moving cells, a guard who helped hold him down told an inquest on Thursday.

19 Jul 2018

Australian guard saw indigenous prisoner's breathing difficulty as a ruse, inquest told

SYDNEY A mentally ill indigenous prisoner in Australia who died after being restrained appeared to be pretending to struggle for breath as a "diversionary tactic" to avoid moving cells, a guard who helped hold him down told an inquest on Thursday.

19 Jul 2018

Amazon hands goodwill to eBay with move to shut Australians out of overseas sites

SYDNEY Australian home entertainment installer Paul Boon has relied for years on Amazon.com Inc's U.S. website for cheap wall racks and other parts to keep his costs down.

10 Jul 2018

Australia's Macquarie hikes home loan rate, 'big four' eyed

SYDNEY, July 10 Australia's biggest investment bank Macquarie Group Ltd hiked home loan rates even as the country's official rate remains steady, in a sign funding costs were rising and larger rivals such as the "big four" retail banks could follow suit.

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