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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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04 Oct 2017

Italy could block sale of Piaggio Aerospace's jet business to China: source

MILAN Italy is considering blocking the proposed sale of Piaggio Aerospace's executive-jet business to a Chinese state-backed consortium, amid concerns over the transfer of sensitive technology and potential loss of jobs, a source familiar with the matter said.

24 Aug 2017

Market signals big paper loss for Rome after Monte Paschi's bank bailout

MILAN The Italian government faces a paper loss of more than 30 percent on its 3.85 billion euros ($4.54 billion) rescue of troubled lender Monte dei Paschi di Siena , according to grey-market trading in the bank's new shares.

31 Aug 2016

Germany confident Italy will get sympathetic EU hearing over quake plans

MARANELLO, Italy Germany reassured Italy on Wednesday that Europe would help the country after last week's deadly earthquake, with Chancellor Angela Merkel saying solutions could be found to overcome budget restrictions.

31 Aug 2016

Italy might seek EU flexibility over disaster protection plan -Renzi

MARANELLO, Italy, Aug 31 Italy will seek budget flexibility from the European Union if necessary to help it fund a multi-year plan to boost the country's defences against earthquakes, Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said on Wednesday.

18 Feb 2016

Insight: Parmesan bonds replace bank loans in Italy's new credit order

ROME/MILAN When Parmesan prices proved too volatile for Italy's strained banks a dairy cooperative near Bologna came up with a novel solution to its funding needs, bonds backed by wheels of cheese.

10 Jun 2015

Italian PM Renzi welcomes Putin but mentions differences

MILAN Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi welcomed visiting Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday but showed little sign of breaking ranks with international partners over European Union sanctions against Moscow.

10 Jun 2015

Italian PM Renzi welcomes Putin but mentions differences

MILAN Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi welcomed visiting Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday but showed little sign of breaking ranks with international partners over European Union sanctions against Moscow.

10 Jun 2015

Italian PM Renzi welcomes Putin but mentions differences

MILAN Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi welcomed visiting Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday but showed little sign of breaking ranks with international partners over European Union sanctions against Moscow.

12 Mar 2015

DBRS agency sees Italy reform progress ahead of ratings review

ROME Italy's political situation seems to have stabilized and it is making progress with structural reforms, the Toronto-based ratings agency DBRS said on Thursday ahead of a review of the country's ratings later this month.

18 Dec 2014

GTECH offers to buy back 750 mln euro 2066 bond

MILAN Italian gaming company GTECH said on Thursday it was offering to buy back a 750 million euro ($924 million) bond due in 2066 as it gears up for merging with U.S. slot-machine maker International Game Technology.

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