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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

21 Feb 2018

Atlantia leaves door open to sweetened Abertis offer

ROME Atlantia's shareholders on Wednesday approved superficial changes to its offer for Spanish toll-road operator Abertis and left scope for the board to sweeten the bid in the coming weeks.

25 Jan 2018

At least three dead after commuter train derails near Milan

SEGGIANO DI PIOLTELLO, Italy At least three people were killed and 13 seriously injured on Thursday when a train carrying some 250 people along a busy commuter route derailed near Milan in northern Italy, regional authorities said. | Video

17 Jan 2018

Dealmaking Ferrero tycoon breaks decades of family tradition

MILAN For almost 70 years, family-owned chocolate group Ferrero shunned acquisitions, relying completely on its ability to grow on its own and dream up new products. Those days are gone.

17 Jan 2018

Health-conscious Nestle sells U.S. candy to Ferrero for $2.8 billion

LONDON/MILAN Swiss food group Nestle has agreed to sell its U.S. confectionery business to Italy's Ferrero for $2.8 billion (£2 billion), it said on Tuesday, marking CEO Mark Schneider's first big sale and a small step on its path towards healthier products. | Video

16 Jan 2018

Nestle sells U.S. candy to Ferrero amid health push

LONDON/MILAN, Jan 16 Swiss food group Nestle agreed to sell its U.S. confectionery business to Italy's Ferrero for $2.8 billion, it said on Tuesday, the first major sale from CEO Mark Schneider and a small step on its path towards healthier products.

22 Dec 2017

Italian chef's new restaurant chain: free food made from scraps

MILAN Italian Michelin-starred chef Massimo Bottura plans to open two new restaurants in Paris and Naples next year, but wealthy diners are not welcome. The food will be free, made from supermarket scraps and served only to the poor. | Video

06 Dec 2017

Atlantia, Hochtief brace for sealed bid contest in Abertis battle - sources

By Pamela Barbaglia, Francesca Landini and Matthias Inverardi

05 Dec 2017

Prysmian sets sights on other M&A targets after General Cable deal

MILAN Italian cable maker Prysmian is looking at three more M&A targets, its CEO Valerio Battista said on Tuesday, the day after announcing a $3 billion deal to buy U.S. rival General Cable .

04 Dec 2017

Italy's Prysmian digs deep to buy General Cable in $3 billion deal

MILAN Italian cable maker Prysmian has agreed to pay a hefty premium to buy U.S. rival General Cable in a $3 billion deal struck despite competing bids from Chinese and European groups.

01 Dec 2017

Italy's Prysmian lines up binding bid for General Cable - sources

LONDON/MILAN European cable firm Prysmian is finalising an all-cash binding bid for General Cable which could be worth more than $1.1 billion (£0.81 billion), sources familiar with the matter said.

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