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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

21 Mar 2018

Hermes boosts dividend as luxury industry thrives

PARIS French luxury goods maker Hermes, known for $10,000-plus leather handbags such as the Birkin, rewarded shareholders on Wednesday with a higher dividend and a one-off payout after a bumper year for sales and profits.

20 Mar 2018

Improving Swiss watch exports to help mood at Basel trade fair

ZURICH A recovery in Swiss watch exports picked up pace in February, data showed on Tuesday, a shot in the arm for brands grappling with how to stay relevant to younger buyers and set to unveil their latest models at a trade show this week.

05 Mar 2018

France's Macron mingles with fashion royalty in bid to woo designers

PARIS Nowhere is fashion a bigger business than in France - and President Emmanuel Macron intends to keep it that way.

05 Mar 2018

Mulling buyback, Stella McCartney unveils deconstructed suits

PARIS Stella McCartney turned classic suits inside out for her latest collection, presented on Monday as the British designer considers whether to part ways with French partner and luxury goods group Kering in the coming weeks. | Video

01 Mar 2018

Burberry turns to ex-Givenchy star Tisci as Bailey checks out

PARIS Burberry turned to Riccardo Tisci as its new designer on Thursday, with the former Givenchy star's appointment greeted by a share price jump as the British fashion house moves upmarket.

22 Feb 2018

China's Fosun snaps up France's Lanvin in fashion expansion

PARIS Fosun is taking control of Lanvin, France's oldest surviving couture label, in the Chinese conglomerate's most prominent fashion investment yet.

20 Feb 2018

Fashion firms dither over instant shopping on the catwalk

PARIS Fashion labels may be falling over themselves to court young, smartphone-wielding shoppers, but there's one millennial-inspired trend that is only catching on slowly: catwalk shows where clothes are available to buy instantly rather than months later.

19 Feb 2018

Chanel, Farfetch pair up for digital push at fashion label's stores

PARIS French couture house Chanel has taken a minority stake in London-based online retailer Farfetch, the companies said on Monday, as part of a tie-up to develop digital services such as chats to connect the label's clients with store assistants.

13 Feb 2018

Gucci helps Kering fashion strong sales growth

PARIS Kering , owner of the Gucci brand, reported better than expected sales growth in the fourth quarter and said 2018 should be another solid year as it refocuses on luxury and boosts other fashion labels including Balenciaga. | Video

09 Feb 2018

L'Oreal ready to buy Nestle stake in cosmetics leader

PARIS L'Oreal on Friday underscored its readiness to buy Nestle's 23 percent stake in the world's biggest cosmetics firm were its Swiss shareholder to sell, saying it had access to cash and funding at its disposal.

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