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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MELBOURNE, Aug 21 Australia's Oil Search Ltd reported a near 40 percent fall in half-year profit on Tuesday, but the drop was not as bad as feared after an earthquake in Papua New Guinea forced it to shut oil and gas production.
MELBOURNE A former Australian archbishop, the most senior Catholic cleric in the world convicted of concealing child sex abuse, was spared jail on Tuesday when he was ordered to serve his one-year sentence at home. | Video
The board of Australia's APA Group has recommended shareholders vote for a A$12.98 billion ($9.45 billion) takeover offer from a consortium led by Hong Kong's CK Infrastructure Holdings Ltd (CKI) at a meeting in late November.
MELBOURNE Australia's states on Friday held off approving a plan to end more than a decade of climate and energy wars and spur investment in new power supply, disappointing industry seeking certainty on energy policy.
MELBOURNE, Aug 9 Australia's states are set to vote on Friday on a policy to end more than a decade of climate and energy wars and spur investment in new power supply, but the plan may be killed by states that want tougher emissions targets.
Australia's Quadrant Energy and Carnarvon Petroleum have found an oil field off Western Australia that analysts said could be the biggest discovery in the area for more than 20 years, potentially turning both into takeover targets.
MELBOURNE Australia's Wesfarmers Ltd has agreed to sell its last coal asset for A$860 million ($635 million), taking advantage of a surge in coal prices, as the conglomerate embarks on the biggest overhaul of its portfolio in a decade.
MELBOURNE/LONDON BP Plc has agreed to buy U.S. shale oil and gas assets from global miner BHP Billiton for $10.5 billion (8 billion pounds), expanding the British oil major's footprint in some of the nation's most productive oil basins in its biggest deal in nearly 20 years. | Video
MELBOURNE/TOKYO Australia's tropical city of Darwin wants to establish itself as a world-scale energy export hub, building on its closeness to demand centres in Asia and abundant nearby natural gas resources.
MELBOURNE The float of Viva Energy, led by global energy trader Vitol, has been priced at the bottom of an indicated range, valuing the Australian oil refiner and marketer at A$4.86 billion (2.71 billion pounds), two fund managers said on Wednesday.
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