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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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Linde sells assets for $3.3 billion to help get Praxair deal cleared

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 .

08 Jun 2018

Deutsche Post warns parcel restructuring will hit profit

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.

04 Jun 2018

With deal to close this week, Bayer to retire Monsanto name

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

30 May 2018

Bayer wins U.S. nod for Monsanto deal to create agriculture giant

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.

30 May 2018

KWS seeks to buy Bayer's vegetable business, countering BASF

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 .

24 May 2018

German regulator orders recall of Daimler diesel van

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.

22 May 2018

Robots fight weeds in challenge to agrochemical giants

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

17 May 2018

Merck KGaA's lung cancer drugs show promise in early-stage trials

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.

15 May 2018

Merck KGaA first quarter earnings down on liquid crystals, currencies

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.

14 May 2018

Medigene in for up to $1.5 billion under broader pact with Bluebird Bio

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.

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