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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FRANKFURT Linde is raising $3.3 billion from selling North and South American assets to a consortium of German gases firm Messer and buyout group CVC as it seeks clearance for a planned $87 billion merger with U.S. group Praxair .
FRANKFURT Deutsche Post DHL set out plans to restructure its post and parcel delivery division to better cope with rising staff and transport costs and slashed its 2018 operating profit forecast by almost a quarter, sending its shares sharply lower.
FRANKFURT Germany's Bayer will wrap up the $63 billion takeover of Monsanto on Thursday and also retire the U.S. seeds maker's 117 year-old name. | Video
FRANKFURT/WASHINGTON Bayer won U.S. approval for its planned takeover of Monsanto after agreeing to sell about $9 billion in assets, clearing a major hurdle for the $62.5 billion deal that will create by far the largest seeds and pesticides maker.
FRANKFURT German seed seller KWS Saat has made an eleventh-hour bid for Bayer's vegetable seed business, which Bayer is selling to BASF to get approval of its planned purchase of Monsanto .
FRANKFURT Germany's road vehicle authority ordered Daimler on Thursday to recall its Mercedes van model Vito 1.6l Diesel Euro 6, saying engine control features to reduce exhaust emissions were in breach of regulations.
YVERDON-LES-BAINS, Switzerland/CHICAGO In a field of sugar beet in Switzerland, a solar-powered robot that looks like a table on wheels scans the rows of crops with its camera, identifies weeds and zaps them with jets of blue liquid from its mechanical tentacles. | Video
FRANKFURT Germany's Merck KGaA said two of its experimental oncology drugs showed early signs of promise in certain lung cancer patients, potentially helping efforts to find a drug-industry partner to share further development costs for one of them.
FRANKFURT Germany's Merck KGaA saw earnings decline in the first quarter and predicted a drop for the full year, hurt by Chinese competition in liquid crystals used in flat screens and a strong euro weighing on the value of overseas sales.
FRANKFURT German biotech firm Medigene has secured a wider remit under a collaboration with U.S. peer Bluebird Bio on a technology that boosts the immune response to cancer, increasing the pool of potential milestone payments to $1.5 billion.