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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

23 May 2018

French unemployment edges up, dampening Macron's hopes

PARIS French unemployment rose slightly in the first three months of the year, confounding economists' expectations for a decline and suggesting President Emmanuel Macron's policies to boost jobs and growth are struggling to find traction.

20 May 2018

EU could compensate firms hit by U.S. sanctions over Iran - French minister

PARIS France is looking to see if the European Union could compensate European companies that might face U.S. sanctions for doing business with Iran, French finance minister Bruno Le Maire said on Sunday.

18 May 2018

Vivendi shares face pressure as sales, UMG and Italy disappoint

PARIS Vivendi shares fell on Friday after the media group disappointed investors with first quarter sales below expectations, a lack of details over plans for its UMG music business and new tensions over Telecom Italia .

16 May 2018

France's Total warns of Iran exit as EU struggles to save economic ties

SOFIA/PARIS French energy giant Total joined other European companies in signalling on Wednesday they could exit Iran, casting doubt on whether European leaders meeting to try to salvage the Iran nuclear deal can safeguard trade with Tehran.

16 May 2018

France's Total to quit Iran gas project if no sanctions waiver

PARIS Total will pull out of a multibillion-dollar gas project in Iran if it cannot secure a waiver from U.S. sanctions, the French energy company said on Wednesday.

15 May 2018

Worldline's $2.75 billion deal for SIX Payment Services sets stage for more consolidation

ZURICH/PARIS Worldline's $2.75 billion deal to buy the payments unit of Swiss exchange operator SIX Group, announced on Tuesday, could herald more consolidation in the industry, SIX's chairman told Reuters.

14 May 2018

Airbus finance chief joins CEO Enders in departures lounge

PARIS Airbus finance chief Harald Wilhelm will leave in 2019, the European planemaker announced on Monday, removing a leading contender to replace CEO Tom Enders when he departs next year. | Video

11 May 2018

Sika's deal with France's Saint-Gobain may make it a bid target

PARIS/ZURICH Swiss adhesives maker Sika has repelled a hostile takeover bid from Saint-Gobain in a $3.2 billion deal that gives the French company a minority stake but may make Sika a more attractive target for others.

07 May 2018

Pressure rises on Air France as strike forces early CEO exit

PARIS Pressure on Air France-KLM grew on Monday as its shares fell by more than 10 percent after chief executive Jean-Marc Janaillac said he would resign over the rejection of a pay deal by the airline's staff.

30 Apr 2018

AccorHotels to buy Movenpick for emerging markets boost

PARIS France's AccorHotels has agreed to buy Movenpick Hotels & Resorts for 560 million Swiss francs (411.4 million pounds), as CEO Sebastien Bazin pursues his expansion drive in emerging markets.

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