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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

23 Apr 2018

Capita turns to shareholders to fund business relaunch

British outsourcing company Capita is raising 700 million pounds from investors to reshape a business that new Chief Executive Jon Lewis said had failed to adequately control costs and had grown unwieldy through acquisitions.

20 Apr 2018

Bank of England rate rises shouldn't be 'glacial' - Saunders

GLASGOW, Scotland The Bank of England should avoid taking a "glacial" approach to interest rate rises, one of the central bank's more hawkish policymakers said on Friday, after markets pushed back expectations for the date of its next rate rise.

20 Apr 2018

Britain's G4S looks beyond small change in cash revolution

EDINBURGH Global security and cash management firm G4S expects notes and coins to drive its business, even as their usage falls in favor of electronic transactions around the world.

12 Apr 2018

Scottish extradition case against Catalan ex-minister set for July

EDINBURGH A full hearing in Scotland of Spain's extradition case against former Catalan education minister Clara Ponsati will take place in July, when she will argue that the charges against her for helping organise a Catalan independence referendum are unfounded, her lawyer said on Thursday.

05 Apr 2018

Scotland should put Spanish judiciary 'on trial' in Catalan case - lawyer

EDINBURGH A Scottish court should put the Spanish legal system itself on trial as Catalan separatist Clara Ponsati battles to avoid extradition back home, her lawyer told Reuters.

28 Mar 2018

Capita to set out new strategy, rights issue on April 26 - source

LONDON Capita will publish a five-year transformation plan and details of a rights issue with its annual results on April 26, a person familiar with the matter said, giving the services group a clean slate after a raft of profit warnings.

27 Mar 2018

Catalan fighting extradition from Scotland poses nationalist dilemma

LONDON The case of a former Catalan separatist politician fighting extradition to Spain from Scotland is creating political complications at an awkward time for Edinburgh's pro-independence government.

21 Mar 2018

Devolved UK parliaments pass bills to keep current powers after Brexit

EDINBURGH Britain's devolved parliaments in Scotland and Wales on Wednesday approved bills that aim to keep their current powers unchanged after Brexit, a backstop in case a dispute with Prime Minister Theresa May's government drags on.

20 Mar 2018

Court rules in favour of case on Britain's ability to reverse Brexit

EDINBURGH A legal attempt by anti-Brexit campaigners to establish that Britain could unilaterally reverse Brexit was given a boost on Tuesday by Scotland's top court, which said it wants to examine the case in greater depth.

20 Mar 2018

Scots take hard line on Brexit fishing rights

EDINBURGH Politicians on both sides of the divide in Scotland criticised a Brexit transition deal which failed to deliver full control over fishing rights, with Conservatives suggesting they could not support a final agreement unless it did so. | Video

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