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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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12 Dec 2017

Electric vehicle battery prices to steady by 2020: Hyundai Motor

SEOUL Hyundai Motor Co believes electric vehicle battery prices will level off by 2020 due to supply constraints of key ingredients, ending years of sharp declines that have helped stimulate activity in the booming sector.

10 Dec 2017

South Korea's Hyundai says faces headwinds from weaker yen next year

SEOUL South Korean automakers face a major headwind from a weakening Japanese yen, which will boost rivals like Toyota Motor Corp. next year, a Hyundai Motor think tank said.

07 Dec 2017

Pyeongchang in a cold sweat over freezing opening ceremony

SEOUL South Korea's winter Olympics organisers have worries other than a ban on Russia competing, poor ticket sales and tensions over North Korea. They fear it may be too cold. | Video

06 Dec 2017

Samsung Heavy in new rights offering to cut credit risks, shares plunge

SEOUL South Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries announced its second rights offering in two years to lessen the risk of tighter credit conditions and forecast a fourth straight year of operating losses, prompting a near 30 percent slide in its shares.

01 Dec 2017

Beauty contest: China make-up brands rein in South Korea rivals

SEOUL/SHANGHAIAs a diplomatic spat between Beijing and Seoul raged this year, many South Koreans felt decidedly unwelcome in China. South Korean businesses were shunned, K-pop concerts were canceled and tourist trade dried up.

29 Nov 2017

Hyundai workers resume production of Kona SUV after two-day strike

SEOUL Hyundai Motor workers resumed production of the Kona sport utility vehicle late on Tuesday, ending a near two-day strike over the company's decision to expand the model's output ahead of its launch in the United States.

22 Nov 2017

U.S. commission recommends tariffs to curb Samsung, LG washer imports

WASHINGTON/SEOUL The U.S. International Trade Commission on Tuesday recommended tariffs to keep Samsung and LG from flooding the U.S. market with inexpensive washers, a step that would protect American appliance giant Whirlpool Corp .

01 Nov 2017

It's ready but will they come? South Korea counts down to Winter Games

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea Workers in the South Korean resort town of Pyeongchang are making final preparations for the Winter Olympics, remaking roads, renovating buildings and preparing menus in English, Chinese and Japanese, a burst of activity that masks a big problem.

01 Nov 2017

It's ready but will they come? South Korea counts down to Winter Games

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea Workers in the South Korean resort town of Pyeongchang are making final preparations for the Winter Olympics, remaking roads, renovating buildings and preparing menus in English, Chinese and Japanese, a burst of activity that masks a big problem.

26 Oct 2017

Hyundai Motor posts smaller profit drop, but sees tough US market

SEOUL Hyundai Motor posted a smaller-than-expected drop in quarterly profit, but cautioned of continued weak demand and rising competition in the United States, indicating the South Korean firm was still far from being out of the woods. | Video

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