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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MILAN Rising political risk in Italy dented Monte dei Paschi di Siena's financial strength in the second quarter, casting a shadow over a nascent recovery at the country's fourth-largest bank.
MILAN Italy's top insurer Generali said on Wednesday it was eyeing acquisitions in non-life insurance and asset management as its cash pile grew on the back of disposals and stronger operations.
MILAN Italian utility Enel SpA has called a halt to further acquisitions in Brazil for the time being as it gears up to complete asset sales of up to 1.5 billion euros (1.34 billion pounds)in the second half of the year.
MILAN/LONDON More than ten bidders have made indicative offers for Italian solar plants being sold by Glennmont Partners, three sources said, in a further sign of growing appetite for green energy assets in Italy.
MILAN Telecom Italia's main shareholder Vivendi is very concerned about the situation at the Italian phone group since activist fund Elliott seized board control and is weighing its options, a spokesman for the French media company said.
MILAN Italian oil services company Saipem said it is considering acquisitions in engineering and construction as it shifts its business away from drilling activity, which has dragged on earnings.
MILAN Telecom Italia (TIM) will press ahead with the sale of its stake in broadcasting unit Persidera while considering broader strategic options for the group's various subsidiaries.
MILAN Italy's biggest commercial broadcaster, Mediaset , has joined forces with infrastructure fund F2i to launch a takeover bid for masts group EI Towers , in a move widely expected to spur further consolidation in the sector.
MILAN/FRANKFURT Flying robots that can travel dozens of kilometers without stopping could be the next big thing for power companies.
LONDON/MILAN A major European development bank has approved a loan for construction of the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) on Wednesday, in a boost for the developers of the 4.5 billion euro (3.97 billion pounds) gas project.