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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

Aug 16 2017

Car dealership Lookers lowers UK market expectations

LONDON The chief executive of one of Britain's biggest car dealership chains Lookers told Reuters on Wednesday he now expects the British new car market to shrink by 3 percent this year, downgrading his outlook due to Brexit and political uncertainty.

Jul 24 2017

Britain launches fund to boost electric battery technology

BIRMINGHAM/ LONDON Britain launched a 246 million-pound ($320 million) fund on Monday to boost the development and manufacturing of electric batteries, a major growth area for the car and energy sectors.

Jul 18 2017

UK senior lawmakers call on government to disclose Toyota investment reassurances

LONDON The British government should disclose what post-Brexit reassurances it offered Japanese carmaker Toyota ahead of a 240-million pound ($313 million) investment in its English car plant, two parliamentary committee heads said on Monday. | Video

Jul 15 2017

Exclusive: Toyota made UK investment decision after Brexit reassurances - sources

LONDON The British government helped to secure a more than 240-million ($310 million) pound investment from Toyota in its English plant with a letter reassuring the Japanese carmaker over post-Brexit trading arrangements, two sources told Reuters. | Video

Jul 14 2017

Five hurt in acid attack robberies in London, two teenagers arrested

LONDON British police arrested two teenagers on Friday after five acid attacks on moped riders in less than 90 minutes across east London left several people with facial burns, including one with horrific injuries.

Jul 12 2017

UK's biggest builder Barratt lifts output by just 76 homes

LONDON Britain's biggest housebuilder Barratt built just 76 more homes in its last financial year than the one before, it said on Wednesday, despite a government drive to end a chronic shortage in housing.

Jul 11 2017

Launching gig economy review, Britain's May seeks to regain authority

LONDON Prime Minister Theresa May tried to wrest back control of Britain's political agenda on Tuesday by reviving her pledge to introduce sweeping social reforms at the launch of a report on how to better protect workers in the "gig economy". | Video

Jul 11 2017

New electric London cabs to make foreign debut in Amsterdam

LONDON A new electric version of London's classic black cabs will be exported to Amsterdam next year, its first overseas market, and the firm could source the batteries in Britain, the head of the Chinese-owned London Taxi Company (LTC) told Reuters on Tuesday.

Jul 11 2017

London's new electric cabs to make foreign debut in Amsterdam next year

LONDON, July 11 A new electric version of London's classic black cabs will arrive on the streets of Amsterdam next year, the first export market for the new model as the London Taxi Company, the Chinese-owned manufacturer, seeks to sell half its output abroad.

Jul 10 2017

Workers in Britain's "gig economy" deserve more rights- government review

LONDON, July 11 Britons working in the "gig economy" for firms such as taxi app Uber and takeaway food courier Deliveroo deserve more rights, a government-commissioned report said on Tuesday.


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