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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

12 Feb 2018

Amazon cutting hundreds of Seattle jobs in its consumer business - source

Amazon.com Inc is cutting hundreds of jobs in its consumer business in Seattle, a person familiar with the matter said on Monday, as the company shifts resources into fast-growing areas like its work on voice assistant Alexa.

12 Feb 2018

Exclusive - Amazon paid $90 million for camera maker's chip technology

SAN FRANCISCO Amazon.com Inc paid about $90 million (£64.92 million) to acquire the maker of Blink home security cameras late last year, in a secret bet on the startup's energy-efficient chips, people familiar with the matter told Reuters. | Video

12 Feb 2018

Exclusive: Amazon paid $90 million for camera maker's chip technology - sources

SAN FRANCISCO Amazon.com Inc paid about $90 million to acquire the maker of Blink home security cameras late last year, in a secret bet on the startup's energy-efficient chips, people familiar with the matter told Reuters. | Video

09 Feb 2018

Amazon tests delivery in Los Angeles, shipping shares sink

Amazon.com Inc is testing a program to ship its sellers' goods, sending shares in FedEx and UPS tumbling even though analysts and the companies played down any near-term threat to the two global delivery businesses. | Video

09 Feb 2018

Amazon hires NBC executive Salke to run video studio

Amazon.com Inc on Friday said it has hired Jennifer Salke, president of NBC Entertainment, to run its television and movie studio, ending months of limbo as its entertainment division switches from a lineup heavy on art-house fare to broader-appealing hits.

02 Feb 2018

Amazon posts largest profit in its history on sales, tax boost

Amazon.com Inc on Thursday reported a profit near $2 billion, the largest in its history, as the online retailer drew millions of new customers to its Prime fast-shipping club for the holiday season and as changes to U.S. tax law added to its bottom line. | Video

30 Jan 2018

Amazon.com opens its own rainforest in Seattle

SEATTLE Amazon.com Inc on Monday opened a rainforest-like office space in Seattle that it hopes will spark new ideas for employees. | Video

29 Jan 2018

Amazon.com opens its own rainforest in Seattle

SEATTLE, Jan 29 Amazon.com Inc on Monday opens a rainforest-like office space in Seattle that it hopes will spark new ideas for employees.

22 Jan 2018

Amazon's automated grocery store of the future opens Monday

SEATTLE Amazon.com Inc will open its checkout-free grocery store to the public on Monday after more than a year of testing, the company said, moving forward on an experiment that could dramatically alter brick-and-mortar retail. | Video

18 Jan 2018

Exclusive: Amazon Studios to cut back on indie films in programming shift - sources

SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK Amazon.com Inc, which has made waves in recent years buying art-house movies at the Sundance Film Festival, is heading to the prestigious event this week with a long-term change in the works: It plans to shift resources from independent films to more commercial projects, people familiar with the matter told Reuters.

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