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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

25 May 2018

Icahn sells some of his Herbalife shares, remains biggest investor

BOSTON Billionaire investor Carl Icahn, who spent years defending Herbalife Nutrition Ltd against prominent short-seller William Ackman, said on Friday that he has sold some of his shares in the nutrition and weight loss company because the position had become too big for him.

23 May 2018

Ackman makes roughly $1 billion bet on Lowe's

Billionaire investor William Ackman said on Wednesday that his hedge fund had taken a roughly $1 billion stake in Lowe's , revealing his third large investment this year. | Video

23 May 2018

Activists win proxy contest at Destination Maternity

BOSTON Activist investors took control of the board of maternity and baby clothing retailer Destination Maternity on Wednesday after investors voted to replace all four directors with dissidents, including three women, sources said.

23 May 2018

Hedge fund Jana Partners has no shares in Casey's Stores: spokesman

BOSTON/NEW YORK Jana Partners said on Wednesday it was not invested in Casey's General Stores Inc after speculation that the hedge fund had built a stake in the company helped push its stock price up more than 9 percent in afternoon trading.

22 May 2018

Third Point to raise $400 million for SPAC, Farley to run it

NEW YORK Daniel Loeb's hedge fund Third Point LLC plans to raise $400 million for a "blank check" company which will be run by outgoing stock market operator NYSE Group President Thomas Farley, according to a regulatory filing made on Tuesday.

21 May 2018

Corvex, Icahn to mull bid for oil and gas producer Energen

BOSTON Activist hedge fund manager Keith Meister and billionaire investor Carl Icahn said they may try to buy oil and gas producer Energen Corp , according to a regulatory filing made on Monday.

15 May 2018

Pershing Square's funds are up, Ackman talks United Tech

BOSTON Billionaire investor Bill Ackman said on Tuesday all his funds are now in the black for the year to date, helped by investments in Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc and Automatic Data Processing .

11 May 2018

Sober in Sin City: Hedge funds focus on work at Las Vegas event

LAS VEGAS A hedge fund industry gathering in Las Vegas this week was far less decadent than those of the past, as big money investors focused less on gambling and champagne-soaked "Sin City" celebrations and more on the grind of vetting fund managers.

10 May 2018

Exclusive: Hedge fund Third Point seeks to launch 'blank-check' company - sources

Daniel Loeb's activist hedge fund Third Point LLC is in talks with investment banks about launching a "blank check" company that would raise money in an initial public offering to pursue an acquisition, according to people familiar with the matter.

10 May 2018

Cheney, Panetta worry about consequences of Iran deal withdrawal

LAS VEGAS Dick Cheney and Leon Panetta, who served at the highest levels of U.S. government, see potential unintended consequences of the Trump administration's decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal, including possible military action in the Middle East.

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