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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

May 11 2017

New Etihad boss to rethink strategy after Alitalia dream fails

DUBAI/MILAN/PARIS The naming of a new boss at Etihad Airways presents the Gulf carrier with an opportunity to rethink its aggressive expansion strategy after the failure of minority-owned Alitalia underlined the big barriers to global growth.

May 02 2017

Alitalia kicks off bankruptcy proceedings, government grants loan

ROME/MILAN Alitalia filed to be put under special administration for the second time in less than a decade, starting a process that will lead to the loss-making Italian airline being overhauled, sold off or wound up.

Apr 29 2017

Bailout or bust? Alitalia divides a nation, paralyzes Rome

ROME/MILAN Italians are watching their flag carrier Alitalia go into yet another financial tailspin, and a growing number of them believe it would be better for the country if it crashed.

Apr 26 2017

Fiat Chrysler may add more self-driving supplier partners: CEO

MILAN/DETROIT Fiat Chrysler Automobiles may seek more supplier partners to help it develop and build self-driving vehicles, Chief Executive Officer Sergio Marchionne said on Wednesday.

Apr 26 2017

Fiat Chrysler profits beat expectations as SUV push pays off

MILAN/DETROIT Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) reported an 11 percent rise in first-quarter operating profit on Wednesday, helped by a surprisingly strong performance in North America where a shift to sales of higher margin SUVs has started to pay off.

Apr 25 2017

Alitalia prepares for special administration after rescue plan rejected

MILAN Alitalia is preparing for special administration proceedings after workers rejected its latest rescue plan, making it impossible for the loss-making Italian airline to secure funds to keep its aircraft flying.

Apr 24 2017

Alitalia workers reject rescue plan, pressuring Rome to step in

ROME/MILAN Workers in loss-making Italian airline Alitalia rejected a management restructuring plan to cut jobs and salaries on Monday, betting that the government will be asked to call in an administrator to draft an alternative rescue plan.

Apr 04 2017

Exclusive: French mobile maverick aims for quarter of Italian market

PARIS/LONDON/MILAN French telecoms company Iliad is aiming to grab a quarter of the Italian mobile market using the same cut-throat prices and straightforward contracts that conquered France, two sources familiar with its plan told Reuters.

Mar 28 2017

Telecom Italia works with Rothschild to find broadband partner - sources

MILAN Telecom Italia is working with Rothschild to help it to find a partner to fund part of its broadband business in Italy, three sources close to the matter said on Tuesday.

Mar 17 2017

Alitalia to cut 2,037 jobs, reduce flight crew pay in latest revamp: unions

MILAN Alitalia's new restructuring plan envisages cutting 16 percent of its workforce and reducing flight personnel's salaries by up to a third in a last-ditch attempt to make the troubled Italian airline profitable, labor officials said on Friday.

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