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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.

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French group Danone's venture capital fund eyes 20-25 deals by 2020

PARIS Danone Manifesto Ventures , an investment fund set up by the French food giant to target start-up companies challenging the dominance of big brands, expects to have invested in 20-25 such firms by 2020.

18 Jun 2018

Carrefour rekindles executive pay row in France

PARIS A row over a lucrative severance package for supermarket group Carrefour's former chief executive reflects mounting public impatience and government irritation with pay deals for French company bosses.

15 Jun 2018

Carrefour boss hails progress in e-commerce strategy

PARIS Carrefour's new alliances with tech giants Google and China's Tencent show the French retailer's e-commerce offensive is making big progress, chief executive Alexandre Bompard told shareholders on Friday.

15 Jun 2018

Carrefour boss says e-commerce strategy starting to bear fruit

PARIS, June 15 Carrefour boss Alexandre Bompard on Friday told shareholders that new alliances with tech giants Google and China's Tencent showed the French retailer's e-commerce offensive was making an impact.

07 Jun 2018

Remy's profits climb on China's thirst for cognac

PARIS Remy Cointreau expects more profit growth this year, helped by strong demand for its premium cognacs in China and its efforts to sell higher-priced spirits to boost margins.

05 Jun 2018

Pernod Ricard confident on robust China sales growth

PARIS Pernod Ricard's chief executive is banking on a thirst for premium drinks from a fast-growing middle class to help deliver robust revenue growth in China.

04 Jun 2018

Carrefour sees China as testing ground for new retail methods

PARIS French retailer Carrefour , which opened its first high-tech store in Shanghai last month in partnership with tech giant Tencent , sees China as the ideal location to develop new methods for attracting shoppers.

18 May 2018

Vivendi shares face pressure as sales, UMG and Italy disappoint

PARIS Vivendi shares fell on Friday after the media group disappointed investors with first quarter sales below expectations, a lack of details over plans for its UMG music business and new tensions over Telecom Italia .

17 May 2018

Bouygues first quarter loss disappoints but telecoms arm improves

PARIS French conglomerate Bouygues posted a worse-than-expected first quarter group operating loss, due to weakness at its Colas road building division, although the company's telecoms division showed further signs of strength.

26 Apr 2018

France's Vinci keeps 2018 goals, first quarter sales rise

PARIS France's Vinci posted a 4.9 percent rise in first-quarter sales on Thursday, helped by acquisitions, robust concessions activity and a recovering French construction market.

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