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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.

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13 Jul 2018

China's imports to U.S. ports start peaking early amid tariff threat

LOS ANGELES Chinese imports to U.S. ports rose more than expected in June, suggesting that some retailers moved up orders to insulate themselves from an intensifying trade war that threatens to send up costs on a growing number of consumer products.

13 Jul 2018

Chinese imports to U.S. ports start peaking early amid tariff threat

LOS ANGELES, July 12 Chinese imports to U.S. ports rose more than expected in June, suggesting that some retailers moved up orders to insulate themselves from an intensifying trade war that threatens to send up costs on a growing number of consumer products.

28 Jun 2018

Kroger will road test Nuro's driverless delivery vans in autumn

CINCINNATI Kroger Co and Silicon Valley startup Nuro will begin this autumn what they call the first real-world road test of an unmanned delivery vehicle, as the largest U.S. supermarket operator battles Amazon and others for U.S. dominance in fresh grocery delivery.

20 Jun 2018

FedEx profit tops Wall Street estimates amid trade war worries

LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK FedEx Corp reported fourth-quarter profit that beat Wall Street estimates on Tuesday, as revenues and operating margins increased in each of the company's operating units.

19 Jun 2018

UPS to spend $130 million on new natural gas vehicles, fueling stations

LOS ANGELES Package delivery company UPS on Tuesday said it will invest $130 million to buy 730 compressed natural gas vehicles and build five more domestic CNG fueling stations as the industry moves to shift from petroleum-burning vehicles to those that use less-polluting alternative fuels.

05 Jun 2018

Starbucks executive Schultz to step aside, mulling 'range of options'

LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK Starbucks Corp Executive Chairman Howard Schultz is stepping away from the coffee chain he built into a global powerhouse, putting management firmly into the hands of Chief Executive Kevin Johnson, who had an office connected to the co-founder's and regularly turned to Schultz in times of crisis. | Video

29 May 2018

Starbucks shuts 8,000 stores for anti-bias training

Black leaders who are advising Starbucks Corp on its anti-bias training programme, which begins Tuesday, hope it will reinvigorate decades-old efforts to ensure minorities get equal treatment in restaurants and stores, setting an example for other corporations. Starbucks committed to the training after a Philadelphia cafe manager's call to police resulted in the arrests of two black men who were waiting for a friend. The arrests sparked protests and accusations of racial profiling at the coffee chain known for its liberal stances on social issues such as same-sex marriage. | Video

29 May 2018

Civil rights advisers hope Starbucks' anti-bias training sets example

LOS ANGELES Black leaders who are advising Starbucks Corp on its anti-bias training programme, which begins Tuesday, hope it will reinvigorate decades-old efforts to ensure minorities get equal treatment in restaurants and stores, setting an example for other corporations. | Video

23 May 2018

Starbucks calls anti-bias training part of 'long-term journey'

LOS ANGELES Starbucks Corp on Wednesday revealed details of the employee anti-bias training programme that will take place behind closed doors at 8,000 U.S. company-owned cafes on the afternoon of May 29.

22 May 2018

Workers hit McDonald's with new sexual harassment claims

LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK Ten women who work at McDonald's restaurants in Detroit, Chicago, Los Angeles and six other cities have filed sexual harassment complaints in the past few days with the federal government against the company and its franchisees, which they said ignored or retaliated against them for such complaints.

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