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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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UK builder Persimmon's chairman, director quit over pay plan

LONDON The chairman of Britain's second-biggest builder, Persimmon, and the head of its pay committee quit after they failed to curb an incentive plan that could see the firm's top management make a profit of more than 200 million pounds on share options.

14 Dec 2017

Driver shortages dent sales growth at UK online grocer Ocado

LONDON British online grocer Ocado suffered a slow down in sales growth in its latest quarter, blaming a shortage of drivers which it said was affecting the wider industry and increasing wage costs.

13 Dec 2017

Britain's Dixons Carphone to reposition mobile business after profit slump

LONDON Britain's Dixons Carphone said on Wednesday it would reposition its mobile phone business as it reported a 60 percent slump in first half profit, hurt by a weak mobile market as customers hold onto handsets for longer.

12 Dec 2017

UK grocery inflation hits highest level since 2013 - Kantar Worldpanel

LONDON British grocery inflation hit its highest level since 2013 over the last quarter, led by price rises in products such as butter, fish and fresh pork, industry data showed on Tuesday.

01 Dec 2017

UK court rules Morrisons liable in staff data breach case

LONDON Morrisons, Britain's No. 4 supermarket group, was found liable on Friday for the actions of a former employee who stole staff pay data and published it on the internet.

25 Nov 2017

Europe's retailers tempt shoppers with Black Friday deals

LONDON Retailers across Europe chased shoppers on "Black Friday" in a test of consumer demand, particularly in Britain, where the spending spree imported from the U.S. looked set to outdo last year.

24 Nov 2017

Europe's retailers chase sales boost with Black Friday offers

LONDON, Nov 24 Retailers across Europe chased shoppers on "Black Friday" in a test of consumer confidence, particularly in Britain where the spending spree imported from the U.S. has become most popular.

22 Nov 2017

UK retailers look to Black Friday to kick start Christmas sales

LONDON After suffering their biggest decline in sales volumes for four-and-a-half years in October, British retailers are pinning their hopes on Black Friday discounts to get shoppers spending again.

16 Nov 2017

Asda's stalling sales growth shows new boss' challenge

LONDON Sales growth at Asda, the British supermarket arm of Walmart , the world's largest retailer, slowed in its latest quarter, showing the tough task facing its new boss to rev-up its recovery in a cut-throat market.

16 Nov 2017

Asda's stalling sales growth shows new boss' challenge

LONDON Sales growth at Asda, the British supermarket arm of Walmart , the world's largest retailer, slowed in its latest quarter, showing the tough task facing its new boss to rev-up its recovery in a cut-throat market.

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