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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

30 Jan 2017

Resurgent Tesco surprises with $4.6 billion swoop for wholesaler Booker

LONDON Britain's biggest retailer Tesco agreed a surprise 3.7 billion pound ($4.6 billion) takeover of food supplier Booker on Friday, increasing its exposure to the fast growing catering sector.

24 Jan 2017

EasyJet hit by weaker pound as low-fare battle rages

LONDON British low-cost airline easyJet said the weaker pound would hit profit more than expected this year, sending its shares lower on Tuesday as it battles to cope with the price war raging in Europe's short-haul travel market.

17 Jan 2017

Rolls-Royce shares jump on profit upgrade, bribery settlement

LONDON Shares in Rolls-Royce leapt on Tuesday after the British maker of engines for planes and ships finalised a 671 million-pound ($831 million) deal to settle a lengthy bribery investigation and said 2016 profits beat previous expectations. | Video

12 Jan 2017

Perfume, lingerie drive strong Christmas sales at Debenhams

LONDON Debenhams , Britain's No.2 department store chain, grew sales over its Christmas trading period, as customers bought more make-up, fragrances and lingerie, showing a strategy to shift away from fashion sales was working.

22 Dec 2016

London offices have designs on tech as Brexit puts brake on finance

High up in western Europe's tallest skyscraper, an office layout shows how the power balance in London's property market is shifting in favor of booming tech companies and away from finance firms which may shrink in London after the Brexit vote.

16 Dec 2016

UK airline Monarch sees earnings flat in 2017 as competition bites

LONDON Monarch [MONA.UL], the British airline recently bailed out by its investment fund owner, expects broadly flat earnings for 2017, with pressure on fares offsetting growing demand for tickets.

14 Dec 2016

May condemns UK's worst rail strike in two decades

LONDON British Prime Minister Theresa May condemned as "appalling" a rail strike that left hundreds of thousands of London commuters facing a second day of travel chaos on Wednesday.

12 Dec 2016

Retailer ASOS to create 1,500 UK jobs over three years

LONDON British online fashion retailer ASOS plans to add 1,500 new jobs at its London headquarters, the latest tech business to announce new investment in Britain despite the country's vote to leave the European Union.

08 Dec 2016

TUI Group forecasts profit growth of 10 percent a year until 2019

LONDON TUI Group , Europe's largest travel company, announced an extended profit forecast on Thursday in a show of confidence after posting 12.5 percent annual core earnings growth despite disruption as holidaymakers avoided destinations such as Turkey.

06 Dec 2016

Britain plans biggest rail overhaul in 20 years

LONDON The British government is planning a major overhaul of the country's much-criticised railways in a bid to improve efficiency and stop excuses for poor service like the wrong kind of snow or leaves causing delays on the line.

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