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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

Sep 24 2017

KKR lifts bid for Australia's Pepper to $543 million to appease shareholder

KKR & Co LP has added a small sweetener to its bid for Australia's Pepper Group, caving to a demand from the non-bank lender's biggest shareholder and bringing the deal value to A$682 million ($543 million).

Sep 21 2017

Australia's Seven West Media says Prime takeover offer falls through

SYDNEY Top Australian television broadcaster Seven West Media Ltd and smaller Prime Media Group Ltd said they held takeover talks which ended without a deal, a faltering start to likely media consolidation brought on by deregulation.

Sep 20 2017

Australia's CBA to sell life insurance unit to AIA Group for $3 billion

SYDNEY Commonwealth Bank of Australia said on Thursday it had agreed to sell its life insurance arm to Hong Kong's AIA Group Ltd for $3.05 billion, in the biggest Asian buyout of an Australian financial services firm.

Sep 20 2017

Australia court upholds appeal against Tabcorp's $4.9 billion buyout of Tatts

SYDNEY An Australian court upheld on Wednesday an appeal against betting firm Tabcorp Holdings Ltd's agreed A$6.15 billion ($4.9 billion) buyout of lotteries operator Tatts Group Ltd .

Sep 19 2017

Creditors back CBS's bid for Australia's Ten Network

SYDNEY Creditors of Australia's embattled Ten Network Holdings Ltd on Tuesday agreed to a A$209.7 million ($167 million) buyout from CBS Corp , effectively ending a battle for control between the U.S. broadcasting giant and Lachlan Murdoch. | Video

Sep 04 2017

Heads roll at Australia's CBA amid money-laundering scandal

SYDNEY Commonwealth Bank of Australia , the country's biggest lender, announced a major board shake-up on Monday as it scrambles to shore up investor support following allegations it oversaw thousands of breaches of anti-money laundering rules.

Aug 30 2017

Australia's Telstra axes $4.4 billion fundraising plan after state partner's veto

SYDNEY Telstra Corp, Australia's largest telecoms operator, dropped a plan to raise as much as A$5.5 billion ($4.4 billion) through an income securitization deal after a government-backed business partner rejected the move, sending its shares tumbling.

Aug 28 2017

CBA hit with second regulatory probe after money laundering claims

SYDNEY Commonwealth Bank of Australia , the nation's biggest lender, has been hit with a public inquiry into its governance and culture - the second regulatory probe to be launched this month after it was accused of massive breaches of money-laundering rules.

Aug 25 2017

Australian Topshop stays afloat with British parent restructure

SYDNEY The British owner of fashion chain Topshop will keep its Australian unit open, company representatives said on Friday, three months after it appointed administrators amid fierce competition in the persistently soft retail market.

Aug 25 2017

Australian Topshop stays afloat with British parent restructure

SYDNEY, Aug 25 The British owner of fashion chain Topshop will keep its Australian unit open, company representatives said on Friday, three months after it appointed administrators amid fierce competition in the persistently soft retail market.

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