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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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Lexus, Infiniti luxury car brands test ways to fight Tesla, German rivals

DETROIT Japanese luxury auto brands Lexus and Infiniti are using the Detroit auto show to test new ways to regain momentum against Germany's prestige automakers and Silicon Valley's Tesla Inc .

16 Jan 2018

Nissan's Infiniti vehicles to go electric

DETROIT Japanese carmaker Nissan Motor Co. plans to transform its upscale Infiniti brand of vehicles into a primarily electrified offering, Chief Executive Hiroto Saikawa said on Tuesday.

22 Dec 2017

Bracing for EV shift, NGK Spark Plug ignites all solid-state battery quest

NAGOYA, Japan Facing the eventual demise of gasoline engines, the world's biggest maker of spark plugs is turning its focus to a component it believes will be just as vital in the coming era of electric vehicles - next-generation all solid state batteries.

20 Dec 2017

Subaru investigates possible mileage cheating, shares drop

TOKYO Japan's Subaru Corp , already smarting from a vehicle inspection scandal at home, said it was now investigating whether mileage readings may have also been falsified during final checks, driving its shares down as much as 8 percent. | Video

18 Dec 2017

Toyota to market over 10 battery EV models in early 2020s

TOKYO Toyota Motor Corp said it would market more than 10 all-electric vehicle (EV) models globally in the early 2020s, a target which could require the firm to look beyond a partnership with Panasonic Corp to co-develop and supply batteries.

13 Dec 2017

Toyota, Panasonic consider joint development of EV batteries

TOKYO Toyota Motor Corp is considering making batteries for electric vehicles (EV) with Panasonic Corp, as it ramps up battery development to help meet its goal for green cars to comprise half of global sales by 2030. | Video

29 Nov 2017

Seeking stable income, Japan's Nomura returns to private equity

TOKYO Nomura Holdings Inc is returning to private equity - a move that comes as it seeks more stable income through consulting services and as Japanese firms increasingly look to divest non-core businesses as part of restructuring plans.

08 Nov 2017

Nissan cuts profit outlook on inspection scandal after downbeat Second quarter

YOKOHAMA, Japan Japan's Nissan Motor Co reported its smallest quarterly profit in three years and cut its annual outlook, hurt by rising expenses in a competitive North American market and costs stemming from improper final inspection procedures at home. | Video

07 Nov 2017

Toyota forecasts tough outlook for U.S. sales, yen boost to overall profit

TOKYO Toyota Motor Corp upgraded its full-year operating profit forecast by 8 percent on expectations of a weaker yen but flagged a dour outlook for North America, its biggest market, where quarterly sales fell to the lowest in nearly three years.

07 Nov 2017

Mitsubishi Motors swings to operating profit in second quarter

TOKYO Mitsubishi Motors Corp said on Tuesday it swung to an operating profit for the second quarter, beating expectations as it rebounded from a mileage-cheating scandal a year earlier helped by cost cuts and favourable exchange rates.

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