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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

16 Jan 2018

Hugo Boss sales pick up at stores, online and in U.S.

BERLIN German fashion house Hugo Boss reported an acceleration in currency-adjusted sales in the fourth-quarter, driven by a rebound in growth at its stores, a jump in online sales and a recovery in the United States. | Video

15 Jan 2018

Metro reports Christmas cheer in Germany, not Russia

BERLIN German retailer Metro reported a slowdown in sales in its Russian business for the important Christmas quarter, although it saw an improvement in same-store sales at its core German wholesale unit and its hypermarkets stabilised.

12 Jan 2018

Puma shares slump as luxury group Kering plans spin-off

PARIS/BERLIN Puma shares tumbled on Friday after French parent Kering said it would spin-off the German sportswear group to its shareholders and focus solely on its luxury fashion and jewellery labels.

11 Jan 2018

Rocket Internet CEO says ready to pounce with cash pile

BERLIN Germany's Rocket Internet needs to hold on to its mountain of cash so it can compete with rivals from the United States and China and pounce when investment opportunities arise, the chief executive said in an interview.

11 Jan 2018

Rocket Internet will wieder mehr investieren

Berlin Rocket Internet will wieder verstärkt auf Einkaufstour gehen und hat dafür große Reserven angehäuft.

22 Dec 2017

Wiese resigns as Steinhoff chairman in wake of accounting scandal

(This version of Dec. 14 story has been corrected to clarify Christo Wiese did not start Pepkor in paragraph 8)

20 Dec 2017

Facebook makes German marketing push as hate speech law bites

BERLIN Facebook is making a big marketing drive in Germany just as the country starts to implement tough regulations designed to clamp down on online hate speech. | Video

13 Dec 2017

Zalando seeks more brand partnerships to fend off Amazon

BERLIN Europe's top online-only fashion retailer Zalando is stepping up its fast-growing brand partnerships programme, building on ties with the likes of Nike and Superdry to repel the challenge of U.S. interloper Amazon.

13 Dec 2017

Newly independent Metro sees higher profits ahead

BERLIN Metro on Wednesday forecast stronger profitability in 2017/18 in a sign that the German retailer expects to see some of the benefits soon from its split from consumer electronics group Ceconomy.

14 Nov 2017

Weak consumer market hits Henkel despite higher forecast

LONDON/BERLIN Weakness in its global laundry and beauty business pushed Henkel's third-quarter results below forecasts, sending its shares down 3 percent on Tuesday.

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