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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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22 Nov 2017

SSP beats profit estimates, boosts dividend

SSP Group , an operator of restaurants and bars in airports and railway stations, reported a better-than-expected profit, raised its dividend and unveiled a 100 million pound special payout for shareholders, sending its shares up as much as 8 percent.

20 Nov 2017

Diploma's adjusted profit rises 19 percent; shares surge

British industrial component distributor Diploma Plc reported a 19 percent rise in full-year adjusted pretax profit as its controls unit saw new project activity and recovery in some end-user markets.

14 Nov 2017

GoCompare spurns 460 million-pound offer by Zoopla-owner ZPG

British company GoCompare has rejected a 460 million-pound ($600 million) takeover approach made by rival ZPG , owner of the real estate website Zoopla and utility price comparisons website uSwitch.

30 Aug 2017

Petrofac's first-half profit falls, cuts dividend

British oilfield services company Petrofac reported a 10.7 percent fall in core earnings for the first-half on Wednesday as subdued oil prices forced exploration and drilling companies to defer or cancel service contracts.

23 Aug 2017

Vedanta's zinc unit gets helping hand from China, first-quarter earnings rise

Diversified miner Vedanta Resources' first-quarter core earnings rose about 48 percent on higher zinc production, with renewed demand for the metal driven by higher steel production in China.

10 Aug 2017

Amec Foster's first-half trading profit falls, margins improve

British oil services company Amec Foster Wheeler Plc , which is being bought by John Wood Group Plc , reported an 8 percent fall in half-year profit, but stronger margins helped to boost its shares.

09 Aug 2017

UK insurer Hastings reaps sales gain from higher car premiums

Rising British motor insurance premiums helped Hastings deliver a 22 percent rise in first half profit as people shopped around for policies, which the insurer said lifted its sales.

07 Aug 2017

Lonmin to sell surplus platinum capacity to raise cash

Platinum miner Lonmin Plc said on Monday it would cut costs and sell some assets, including processing capacity of up to 500,000 ounces per year, as it battles to overcome a weak market and to preserve jobs.

04 Aug 2017

Hargreaves Lansdown cancels special dividend after regulator warns on capital

Fund supermarket Hargreaves Lansdown cancelled a planned special dividend on Friday after Britain's financial regulator said the company needed to shore up its capital base, sending its shares lower.

28 Jul 2017

Euronext posts 2 percent rise in second-quarter core earnings

Pan-European exchange Euronext said its second-quarter core earnings rose 2 percent as higher investor appetite and a better economic and political outlook for the European Union boosted trading volumes.

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