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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 Jun 2018

Renault boss Ghosn faces tight shareholder vote on pay

PARIS Renault boss Carlos Ghosn faces another nail-biting salary vote when the French government, the carmaker's largest shareholder, is expected to oppose his 7.4 million euro ($8.7 million) 2017 payout at Friday's annual shareholder meeting.

03 Jun 2018

Software and stealth: how carmakers hike spare parts prices

LONDON/PARIS Carmakers including Renault, Jaguar Land Rover and Peugeot have boosted revenues by over $1 billion in the past decade by using sophisticated pricing software, according to sales presentations prepared by the software vendor, Accenture, and other documents filed in a court case.

24 May 2018

European autos tumble as U.S. tariff threat rattles Germans

FRANKFURT/PARIS A U.S. warning that it may introduce tariffs on foreign auto imports hit shares in German carmakers BMW, Daimler and Volkswagen, which together control more than 90 percent of the North American premium auto market.

27 Apr 2018

Renault sales growth falters on Asia setbacks

PARIS Renault's revenue rose by a smaller-than-expected 0.2 percent in the first quarter as the French carmaker suffered sales setbacks in India, China and South Korea, compounded by the effects of a stronger euro.

25 Apr 2018

Valeo sales growth slows on U.S., China auto production dip

PARIS French auto parts maker Valeo said revenue growth slowed to 3 percent in the first quarter, held back by a strong euro and a contraction in Chinese and U.S. car production.

24 Apr 2018

Opel workers protest cuts as Peugeot boss digs in

FRANKFURT/PARIS Hundreds of German Opel workers gathered outside the carmaker's Eisenach plant on Tuesday to protest against owner PSA Group's plans to rein in wages in return for new production investments.

24 Apr 2018

Peugeot-Chef bleibt hart - Opel muss sparen

Paris/Frankfurt Peugeot-Chef Carlos Tavares demonstriert im Opel-Streit Härte.

24 Apr 2018

PSA first-quarter sales jump 42 percent on Opel-Vauxhall acquisition

PARIS French automaker PSA Group posted a 42 percent increase in first-quarter revenue, lifted by its acquisition of Opel-Vauxhall.

20 Apr 2018

PSA union solidarity frays as Opel workers resist cuts

FRANKFURT/PARIS Planned job cuts at carmaker Opel will save enough cash to meet owner PSA Group's turnaround targets, the works council chief said on Friday, as Opel workers' rejection of further concessions began to draw criticism from other PSA unions.

19 Apr 2018

Peugeot boss faces toughest adversary yet in IG Metall

PARIS/FRANKFURT PSA Group boss Carlos Tavares, whose career has seen him thrash out margin-boosting labour deals for two carmakers in several countries, is now taking on Germany's IG Metall union, which has been the undoing of many a cost cutter.

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