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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

13 Sep 2018

Smiths and ICU Medical healthcare merger talks collapse

British engineering firm Smiths Group Plc said on Thursday talks with U.S.-based ICU Medical Inc over a possible 7 billion pound-plus merger of their healthcare businesses had fallen through.

13 Sep 2018

RPT-UPDATE 2-Gambling firm GVC sees U.S. market as a sound bet

Sept 13 The United States will be the biggest regulated market for Europe's leading gambling companies within five years, GVC Holdings Chief Executive Kenny Alexander said on Thursday after reporting another decline in UK retail revenue.

12 Sep 2018

Higher gas prices and hot summer take wind out of SSE's sails

British power company SSE Plc warned this year's hot and calm weather and higher gas prices had already knocked 190 million pounds off profits from its earlier plans, sending its shares nine percent lower.

11 Sep 2018

London court tells Sports Direct to hand over papers in audit inquiry

The High Court in London said on Tuesday that Britain's Sports Direct must hand over documents relating to an investigation into how an auditor compiled its 2016 accounts.

11 Sep 2018

Weak pound lifts profit hopes at equipment hire firm Ashtead

Industrial equipment rental firm Ashtead Group expects to beat its previous full-year profit expectations thanks to a weaker sterling and will increase its share buyback programme, it said on Tuesday, sending its shares up as much as 6 percent.

11 Sep 2018

Network Rail sells $2 billion property portfolio to fund railway improvements

Britain's Network Rail agreed to sell its commercial property portfolio to property outsourcing firm Telereal Trillium and a Blackstone Group affiliate for 1.46 billion pounds as it pushes for further improvement of its railways.

07 Sep 2018

Playtech offloads Plus500 stake for $228 million ahead of Italy buy

Playtech said it has sold its 10 percent stake in retail online trading platform Plus500 for about 176 million pounds ($228 million) as it looks to refinance debt.

05 Sep 2018

William Hill ups U.S stakes with Eldorado sports betting deal

Britain's William Hill expanded further into the United States on Wednesday, signing a 25-year sports betting deal with casino operator Eldorado Resorts Inc .

05 Sep 2018

UPDATE 2-William Hill ups U.S stakes with Eldorado sports betting deal

* CEO sees positive impact on results from deal (Adds shares, context on betting industry, CEO, analysts comments)

03 Sep 2018

UK's Royal Mail heads into Canada as part of overseas expansion

Britain's Royal Mail Plc expanded into the Canadian market on Monday with the purchase of parcel delivery firm Dicom Canada for C$360 million ($275.7 million), adding to a series of recent bets on markets in Europe and North America.

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