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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

22 Jan 2018

Breakingviews - Netflix cash-flow hole is becoming a moat

NEW YORK (Reuters Breakingviews) - Netflix is pouring money into what is fast becoming a formidable competitive moat. The $95 billion video-streaming service run by Reed Hastings ended 2017 with negative free cash flow of $2 billion, based on figures released on Monday. Even so, it probably has more subscribers than rivals Hulu and Amazon combined. A hefty content budget is a risk, but ensures only the most deep-pocketed media firms can take Netflix on.

19 Jan 2018

Breakingviews - Viewsroom: Donald Trump goes to Davos

NEW YORK (Reuters Breakingviews) - The U.S. president heads to the Swiss Alps confab that’s the antithesis of his “America First” ideology. He’ll have competition: keynote speaker Narendra Modi, with his “Make in India” policy. Plus: BlackRock’s Larry Fink pushes social activism. And why Ford is stalling.

11 Jan 2018

Breakingviews - Viewsroom: China’s dubious shot across U.S. bow

NEW YORK (Reuters Breakingviews) - Talk of buying fewer of Uncle Sam’s bonds may be Beijing’s way of showing some teeth as the Trump administration mulls import tariffs. But as with other retaliatory trade tactics, it would hurt China too. Plus, why Nelson Peltz doesn’t want to be called an activist investor.

09 Jan 2018

コラム:米アップルに逆風、株主がスマホ中毒対応要求

[ニューヨーク 8日 ロイター BREAKINGVIEWS] - テクノロジー企業に対する逆風が、米アップルにも吹き付けている。大株主であるジャナ・パートナーズとカリフォルニア州教職員退職年金基金(カルスターズ)は、この時価総額9000億ドル(約101兆8000億円)企業に対し、親が子どものiPhone(アイフォーン)をもっと管理できるようにするよう求めている。

08 Jan 2018

Breakingviews - Tech backlash catches up to Apple

NEW YORK (Reuters Breakingviews) - The tech backlash has caught up to Apple. Jana Partners and CalSTRS want the $900 bln company to give parents better controls over their kids’ iPhones. It’s an unusual issue for an activist, and apps from Facebook and Snap would make better targets.

05 Jan 2018

Breakingviews - Bannon woes gift Rupert Murdoch a Happy New Year

NEW YORK (Reuters Breakingviews) - Rupert Murdoch can keep his New Year celebrations going. Fresh from his $52.4 billion deal with Walt Disney, the media mogul may be a major beneficiary of a new book about dysfunction in President Donald Trump’s White House. The exposé is ripping apart the alliance between the president and his erstwhile aide and Breitbart News boss Steve Bannon.

04 Jan 2018

Breakingviews - Viewsroom: Debt markets set for wild ride

NEW YORK (Reuters Breakingviews) - More government borrowing and less central bank buying will force bondholders to fend for themselves, Breakingviews predicts. Plus, passive funds will force out a CEO, electric vehicles give gasoline cars a run for their money and soccer clubs’ spending splurge will intensify.

02 Jan 2018

Breakingviews - TV content wars will have grisly season finale

NEW YORK (Reuters Breakingviews) - The golden age of TV programming is heading for a grisly finale. Netflix, Amazon, Apple and Hulu are on course to boost their spending on new shows and movies at a faster clip than the growth of the overall video-streaming market. Consolidation among traditional media groups is only adding to the frenzy. Something will have to give.

29 Dec 2017

Breakingviews - Viewsroom: Investors target sexual misconduct

NEW YORK (Reuters Breakingviews) - Companies that sweep settlements for bad behavior under the carpet will feel shareholder ire in 2018, Breakingviews predicts. Plus, Apple will float past the EU’s roving eye, splintering political parties are a ticking U.S. time bomb and bank bosses may hang up their hats.

22 Dec 2017

Breakingviews - Alphabet’s Eric Schmidt sails off before the storm

NEW YORK (Reuters Breakingviews) - Eric Schmidt is sailing off before a storm. The Alphabet executive chairman is leaving his post as the $740 billion parent of search and advertising giant Google heads towards a showdown with European regulators. Hiring a strong, independent chairwoman would reflect well on co-founders and controlling shareholders Larry Page and Sergey Brin in more ways than one. 

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