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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

19 Jan 2018

SoftBank is now Uber's largest shareholder as deal closes

SAN FRANCISCO A group of investors led by SoftBank Group Corp closed a deal with Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] on Thursday, making SoftBank the largest stakeholder in the ride-services firm and providing a much-needed boost to controversy-ridden Uber.

18 Jan 2018

Uber-SoftBank deal has closed, making SoftBank largest shareholder

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 18 A group of investors led by SoftBank Group Corp closed a deal with Uber Technologies Inc on Thursday, making SoftBank the largest stakeholder in the ride-services firm and providing a much-needed boost to controversy-ridden Uber.

13 Jan 2018

Exclusive: Current and former Uber security staffers cast doubt on spying claims

SAN FRANCISCO The former security chief of Uber Technologies Inc. swore in a closed legal proceeding that he knew of no attempts to steal trade secrets from anyone, including Alphabet Inc's self-driving unit Waymo, and would be "shocked" if that had occurred.

05 Jan 2018

Uber ex-CEO Kalanick selling nearly a third of stake for $1.4 billion - source

Uber Technologies Inc co-founder Travis Kalanick, who was ousted as chief executive in June, is selling nearly a third of his 10 percent stake in the ride-services company for about $1.4 billion (1.03 billion pounds), a person familiar with the matter said on Thursday. | Video

29 Dec 2017

SoftBank succeeds in tender offer for Uber shares

A consortium led by SoftBank Group Corp will buy a large number of shares of Uber Technologies Inc in a deal that values the ride-services firm at $48 billion (£35.7 billion), Uber said on Thursday, in a victory for new Chief Executive Dara Khosrowshahi. | Video

22 Dec 2017

In Silicon Valley, much-feared tax bill pays dividends for workers

(This version of December 21's story refiles to add dropped words 'for couples' in paragraph 8.)

22 Dec 2017

U.S. tax break could push startups to share the wealth

SAN FRANCISCO Startup companies came away with a significant victory in the U.S. tax overhaul -- a chance to defer the often-onerous tax bill that is attached to company stock options.

21 Dec 2017

High-tech lenders target the decades-old store credit card

SAN FRANCISCO The once-hot online lending industry has been battered by scandal and losses since last year, but one of the oldest forms of lending - store credit - is increasingly attracting tech companies aiming to supplant a retailer's credit card.

20 Dec 2017

Uber names ex-Orbitz executive as COO

Uber Technologies Inc on Wednesday named the former chief executive of Orbitz to be its chief operating officer, second-in-command to new CEO Dara Khosrowshahi, who has been revamping the leadership team in hopes of turning around the ride provider and preparing for an IPO.

16 Dec 2017

Uber should have given court an ex-employee's letter about 'fraud and theft' in Waymo case

SAN FRANCISCO Ride hailing company Uber was obligated to turn over to a U.S. federal judge a letter from a former employee that told of the company's "fraud and theft" and mentioned evidence of stolen trade secrets nailed "like a scalp" to the wall, a court official said Friday.

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