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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

15 Apr 2016

Jeweler Bulgari sees brighter prospects for second half of year

LONDON Bulgari, the flagship jewelry brand of luxury industry leader LVMH , sees growth picking up in the second half of the year after sales suffered following the attacks in Paris in November."If we keep that traction through the summer, the second half could indeed be much stronger in terms of growth rate," Chief Executive Jean-Christophe Babin told Reuters in a interview at the company's newly refurbished flagship store in central London.

11 Mar 2016

See now, buy when? Catwalk-to-shop retail model divides brands

MILAN/LONDON With minutes until show time, a group of seamstresses are adding the final touches to designer Ermanno Scervino's latest creations to be unveiled on the catwalk. | Video

10 Mar 2016

Recruiter Michael Page warns of tough market in China, Hong Kong

LONDON British staff recruitment firm Michael Page warned trading conditions had worsened in China and Hong Kong as multinational clients held back hiring decisions in the first two months of its financial year.

09 Mar 2016

G4S to sell more businesses as costs of UK asylum services rise

LONDON G4S , the world's largest security firm, said on Wednesday it would sell more businesses in the next two years after it took an additional 65 million pound ($93 mln) charge on loss-making British government contracts, including services for asylum seekers.

09 Mar 2016

Burberry searches for mystery investor amid takeover bid concerns

LONDON Burberry is attempting to identity a mystery investor who has built up a stake of nearly 5 percent in the company, pushing its shares to a five-month high on Tuesday on speculation of a potential takeover bid. | Video

03 Mar 2016

Aggreko shares jump on restructuring plan hopes

LONDON Temporary power provider Aggreko reassured investors on Thursday that it was on track to deliver a planned 80 million pounds of savings, boosting its shares.

02 Mar 2016

Rolls-Royce gives board seat to largest shareholder ValueAct

LONDON Rolls-Royce has appointed a partner from its largest shareholder ValueAct Capital to its board after the U.S. activist investor built up a stake in the British engineer following a string of profit warnings last year.

01 Mar 2016

Homeserve steps ups international drive in Europe, Asia

LONDON Repair and insurance firm Homeserve is in early-stage talks with utility companies to introduce its services in more than 10 countries, as it looks to step up its international expansion.

25 Feb 2016

Serco shares jump on turnaround hopes

LONDON Shares in Serco soared by 11 percent after the British outsourcing firm showed signs its turnaround plan was working, as it posted a trading profit ahead of guidance set out last year and significantly reduced its debt.

24 Feb 2016

Burberry sparks 'see now, buy now' debate at London Fashion Week

LONDON British designer Burberry sparked a debate at this year's London Fashion Week by skipping the usual six-month gap between putting its designs on the catwalk and into shops, prompting concern among smaller designers that they would be unable to compete. | Video

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