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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

08 Dec 2017

AT&T/Time Warner antitrust trial set for March

WASHINGTON The trial to determine if the U.S. Department of Justice can stop AT&T Inc's $85 billion (63.34 billion pounds)purchase of media company Time Warner Inc will begin on March 19 with no decision expected before the companies' April 22 deadline to complete the deal, a federal judge said on Thursday.

07 Dec 2017

U.S. judge sets March trial for AT&T-Time Warner merger case

WASHINGTON The judge who will oversee the U.S. Justice Department's bid to stop wireless and pay TV company AT&T Corp from buying media company Time Warner Inc , on Thursday set March 19 as the trial date.

07 Dec 2017

AT&T/Time Warner antitrust hearing to focus on trial date

WASHINGTON, Dec 7 The U.S. Department of Justice and AT&T Inc will meet in court for the first time on Thursday as the antitrust regulator attempts to stop the U.S. No. 2 wireless company's $85 billion purchase of media company Time Warner Inc.

21 Nov 2017

Trump says AT&T plan to buy Time Warner 'not a good deal'

U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday stood by his criticism of pay TV and wireless company AT&T's deal to buy movie and TV show maker Time Warner Inc , which the Justice Department has sued to stop. | Video

21 Nov 2017

U.S. sues to stop AT&T buying Time Warner, says would hike rates

WASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Justice sued AT&T Inc on Monday to block its $85.4 billion acquisition of Time Warner Inc , saying the deal could raise prices for rivals and pay-TV subscribers while hampering the development of online video. | Video

21 Nov 2017

US-Regierungsklage gegen Fusion von AT&T und Time Warner

Washington Das US-Justizministerium will die milliardenschwere Übernahme des Medienkonzerns Time Warner durch den Telekomriesen AT&T mit einer Klage verhindern. Dies geht aus am Montag vorliegenden Gerichtunterlagen hervor. Demnach befürchten die Behörden höhere Kosten für Konkurrenten und Kunden sowie eine Verzögerung bei der Entwicklung von Online-Angeboten. AT&T-Justiziar David McAtee kritisierte das Vorgehen und erklärte, es werde vor einem Bundesgericht scheitern. Es gebe keinen legitimen Grund dafür, die Übernahme anders zu behandeln als andere vertikale Fusionen. Präsident Donald Trump hat den zu Time Warner gehörenden Nachrichtensender CNN wiederholt kritisiert.

21 Nov 2017

U.S. mass killer, cult leader Charles Manson dies at 83

Charles Manson, the wild-eyed cult leader who orchestrated a string of gruesome killings in Southern California by his "family" of young followers, shattering the peace-and-love ethos of the late 1960s, died on Sunday, prison officials said. He was 83.

16 Nov 2017

Ex-Trump lawyer to defend AT&T-Time Warner merger

WASHINGTON AT&T Inc said it hired media lawyer Daniel Petrocelli, whose clients have included U.S. President Donald Trump, to defend its acquisition of media and entertainment company Time Warner Inc if the government sues to block the deal.

15 Nov 2017

U.S. government approaches 18 states to fight AT&T-Time Warner deal

WASHINGTON The U.S. Justice Department has approached 18 state attorneys general to try to win their support for an antitrust lawsuit to block pay TV and wireless powerhouse AT&T Inc's $85.4 billion (64.84 billion pounds) deal to buy media and entertainment company Time Warner Inc , a person briefed on the matter said on Wednesday. | Video

15 Nov 2017

Oracle backs tougher foreign investment bills aimed at China

WASHINGTON Software maker Oracle Corp is backing bipartisan legislation that aims to toughen foreign investment rules amid increasing concern over Chinese efforts to buy U.S. high-tech companies, according to a letter seen by Reuters on Wednesday.

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