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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

18 Nov 2017

Exclusive: Qualcomm set to win conditional Japanese antitrust okay for NXP deal - source

BRUSSELS U.S. smartphone chipmaker Qualcomm is set to win “imminent” Japanese antitrust clearance for its $38-billion bid for NXP Semiconductors and gain Europe’s approval by the end of the year with slight tweaks to its concessions, a person familiar with the matter said.

15 Nov 2017

EU set to fine seatbelt, airbag cartel in coming weeks: sources

BRUSSELS The EU is set to fine a group of car seatbelt and airbag makers in the coming weeks, three people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday, the latest regulatory crackdown on price-fixing in the sector.

14 Nov 2017

Exclusive - EU set to rule in favour of speed skaters over ISU ban threat: sources

BRUSSELS European Union antitrust regulators are set to back speed skaters who want to compete in new money-spinning events outside the control of the sport's governing body, two sources familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.

10 Nov 2017

ICAP wins fight against EU yen Libor cartel ruling, fine annulled

BRUSSELS The world's biggest interdealer broker TP ICAP on Friday won its fight against a 14.9 million euro ($17.3 million) fine related to the Libor scandal, as a European court dismissed part of the regulatory ruling and threw out the fine.

10 Nov 2017

ICAP wins fight against EU yen Libor cartel ruling, court annuls fine

BRUSSELS, Nov 10 The world's biggest interdealer broker TP ICAP won its fight against a 14.9 million euro ($17.3 million) fine for its role in the Libor scandal on Friday, as a European court dismissed part of the regulatory ruling and threw out the fine.

08 Nov 2017

EU antitrust regulators to investigate ArcelorMittal-Ilva deal

BRUSSELS EU antitrust regulators will investigate whether ArcelorMittal's proposed purchase of Italian steel plant Ilva will lead to price hikes, a move likely to force the steelmaker to offer more concessions to address competition concerns.

07 Nov 2017

EU's Vestager seeking details on Apple's recent tax set-up

LISBON European Union regulators have asked iPhone maker Apple for details of its recent tax structure following last year's order to pay back taxes of up to 13 billion euros ($15 billion) to Ireland, Europe's anti-trust chief said on Tuesday.

07 Nov 2017

EU's Vestager says seeking details on Apple's recent tax set-up

LISBON, Nov 7 EU regulators have asked iPhone maker Apple for details of its recent tax structure following last year's order to pay back taxes of up to 13 billion euros ($15 billion) to Ireland, Europe's anti-trust chief said on Tuesday.

06 Nov 2017

Catalonia's ex-leader granted freedom to campaign for independence

BRUSSELS/MADRID Catalonia's former leader Carles Puigdemont was spared custody on Monday, when a Brussels court ruled he could remain at liberty in Belgium until it had heard Spanish charges against him of rebellion. | Video

03 Nov 2017

EU regulators suspend Luxottica, Essilor probe, await data

BRUSSELS/MILAN EU antitrust regulators have suspended an investigation into the $54 billion (41.33 billion pounds) merger between French glasses group Essilor and Italy's Luxottica after the companies failed to provide requested data.

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