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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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.
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.
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 .
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.