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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

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Sports Direct investors spooked by cost of upmarket shift

LONDON Sports Direct's efforts to move upmarket with new flagship stores contributed to a softening of its top line, a margin squeeze and a jump in debt, hitting its shares on Thursday.

13 Dec 2017

Diageo warns of Brexit cost if new deal restricts trade

EDINBURGH/LONDON Diageo said Brexit could cost it tens of millions of pounds if Britain did not replicate the EU's trade deals with other countries for Scotch whisky and keep an open border in Ireland, where it makes Guinness stout and Baileys liqueur.

04 Dec 2017

Facebook opens new London hub, to create 800 UK jobs

LONDON Facebook opened its new London office on Monday with the promise of a further 800 jobs in the capital next year, underlining its commitment to Britain once it leaves the European Union.

04 Dec 2017

Facebook opens new London HQ, to create 800 UK jobs

LONDON, Dec 4 Facebook opens its new London office on Monday and said it would add 800 more jobs in the capital next year, underlining its commitment to Britain as the country prepares for Brexit.

30 Nov 2017

Daily Mail shares sink on prospect of another tough year for print

LONDON The publisher of Britain's Daily Mail newspaper warned revenue and profit would decline in its media business over the coming year, with the grim outlook for the print business sending its shares 25 percent lower.

28 Nov 2017

France's Casino adopts Ocado's technology for e-commerce expansion

LONDON French supermarket Groupe Casino has agreed to use British online retailer Ocado's e-commerce platform to expand its business, driving Ocado shares as much as 25 percent higher.

27 Nov 2017

As Brexit looms, UK pitches new industry plan, wins support from Merck, Qiagen

LONDON Britain pitched a new strategy for industry on Monday, pledging greater state intervention to tackle weak productivity and to help the world's sixth largest economy cope with the upheaval of leaving the European Union.

22 Nov 2017

Software firm Sage sees faster growth after 10 percent profit rise

LONDON British software firm Sage reported a 10 percent rise in organic operating profit to 475 million pounds and said its top-line growth would accelerate to 8 percent this year from 6.6 percent a year earlier.

21 Nov 2017

Retailer AO World gears up for peak season after first-half loss

LONDON British online home appliances retailer AO World reported a first-half loss on Tuesday due to an expensive marketing campaign in the summer but said the rate of sales growth has been picking up as it enters its peak season.

16 Nov 2017

Britain denies £400 million debt to Iran linked to bid to free jailed aid worker

LONDON Britain said on Thursday that moves towards paying half a billion dollars to Iran for a debt owed since the 1979 Islamic Revolution had nothing to do with a bid to secure the release of a jailed Iranian-British aid worker. | Video

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