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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 Nov 2017

Airbnb acquires Accomable to offer home rentals for disabled travelers

SAN FRANCISCO Airbnb said on Thursday it acquired London startup Accomable to expand home-renting opportunities for people with disabilities, the latest expansion as Airbnb grows its global travel business.

15 Nov 2017

Senate drops proposal to change taxes on startup stock options

SAN FRANCISCO Venture capitalists and startup executives, who had mounted a campaign against a proposal to change how the federal government taxes stock options, expressed relief on Wednesday after the U.S. Senate dropped the measure from its tax overhaul plan.

14 Nov 2017

Online fashion startup Poshmark raises $87.5 million from Temasek

SAN FRANCISCO Poshmark has raised $87.5 million in a funding round led by Singapore's state investor Temasek Holdings [TEM.UL], the online fashion retailer said on Tuesday, positioning the startup for overseas expansion in Europe and Asia.

14 Nov 2017

Silicon Valley blasts Senate proposal to tax startup options

SAN FRANCISCO A proposal by the U.S. Senate to change the way shares in startup companies are taxed incited panic and dread in Silicon Valley on Monday, with startup founders and investors warning of nothing less than the demise of their industry should the proposal become law.

13 Nov 2017

Uber board strikes agreement to pave way for SoftBank investment

SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK Uber Technologies Inc's [UBER.UL] warring board members have struck a peace deal that allows a multibillion-dollar investment by SoftBank Group Corp to proceed, and which would resolve a legal battle between former Chief Executive Travis Kalanick and a prominent shareholder. | Video

12 Nov 2017

Uber board has struck an agreement to pave way for SoftBank investment

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 12 Uber Technolgies Inc's warring board members have struck a peace deal that would allow a multibillion-dollar investment by SoftBank Group Corp to proceed, and would resolve a legal battle between former Chief Executive Travis Kalanick and a prominent shareholder.

09 Nov 2017

Uber boss says U.S. market unprofitable amid tough competition from Lyft

SAN FRANCISCO Uber Technologies Inc will continue to lose money in its home market for at least the next six months as rival Lyft Inc poses a fierce competitive challenge, Chief Executive Dara Khosrowshahi said on Thursday in his first public comments since taking the top job at Uber two months ago.

27 Oct 2017

Uber hires Pepsi's Tony West as new chief legal officer

SAN FRANCISCO Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] said on Friday it hired a new chief legal officer to guide the company through its many legal quandaries, filling one of the crucial vacancies in its leadership.

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