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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 Jul 2018

Sports Direct profit dragged down by Debenhams

LONDON British retailer Sports Direct booked an 85.4 million pound charge for a disastrous investment in department store chain Debenhams , raising questions over its strategy of taking big stakes in other businesses.

18 Jul 2018

UK's Hotel Chocolat to accelerate overseas expansion

LONDON British chocolatier Hotel Chocolat is close to pressing the button on further overseas expansion after three years of trials in the Danish market, it said on Wednesday.

12 Jul 2018

ASOS blames warehouse ramp-ups for sales growth miss

LONDON British online fashion retailer ASOS missed analysts' forecasts for sales growth in its latest trading period, saying it had reined in marketing efforts as it focused on ramping up warehousing space in Germany and the United States.

11 Jul 2018

Sainsbury's defends new chairman from criticism over Lloyds role

LONDON Sainsbury's , the British grocer that has agreed to buy rival Asda, has defended its new chairman, dismissing a shareholder's suggestion that he might be tainted by a failed takeover deal during his time at Lloyds Banking Group .

10 Jul 2018

M&S chairman tells investors there's no quick fix

LONDON Shareholders in Marks & Spencer should not be overly concerned about its financial results over the next two years because those numbers are not that important to the clothing and food retailer's future, its new chairman told them on Tuesday.

10 Jul 2018

Ocado warns of bigger 2018 loss on investment, bonuses

LONDON British online supermarket Ocado warned its pretax loss this year would likely be larger than market expectations due to a step up in investment and management bonuses. | Video

05 Jul 2018

Sugar outlook sours for Primark-owner AB Foods as prices fall

LONDON Britain's Associated British Foods warned that lower European Union prices would hit profit in its sugar business, sending shares in the owner of the Primark fashion chain sharply lower on Thursday.

04 Jul 2018

Sainsbury's pins sales growth slowdown on price cuts, not Asda deal

LONDON Sainsbury's, Britain's second biggest supermarket group, said sales growth slowed over the past three months because it pushed through price cuts, denying it had been distracted by its deal to take over rival Asda.

04 Jul 2018

Carrefour, Tesco deal to squeeze suppliers, big and small

PARIS/LONDON A deal between Carrefour and Tesco to team up on global purchasing will help them not only cut prices but also expand their own-label ranges, tightening a squeeze on major brand producers such as Nestle and Kraft Heinz.

27 Jun 2018

John Lewis warns on profit and 'no deal Brexit' chaos

LONDON John Lewis Partnership [JLPLC.UL] warned of a big fall in annual profit on Wednesday, deepening a crisis in Britain's department store sector, and said chaos could ensue if the country crashed out of the European Union without a deal.

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