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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 08 2017

Dish Network, trade groups and others oppose Sinclair Tribune deal

WASHINGTON Dish Network Corp has joined forces with conservative media, trade and liberal advocacy groups in urging U.S. authorities to reject Sinclair Broadcast Group's proposed $3.9 billion acquisition of Tribune Media.

Aug 08 2017

U.S. asks judge to dismiss Toyota acceleration case as monitoring ends

WASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday asked a federal judge to dismiss a criminal charge against Toyota Motor Corp after the Japanese automaker completed three years of monitoring as part of a $1.2 billion settlement over claims of sudden unintended acceleration in its vehicles.

Aug 08 2017

U.S. asks judge to dismiss Toyota acceleration case as monitoring ends

WASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday asked a federal judge to dismiss a criminal charge against Toyota Motor Corp after the Japanese automaker completed three years of monitoring as part of a $1.2 billion settlement over claims of sudden unintended acceleration in its vehicles.

Aug 04 2017

Toyota, Mazda invite U.S. states to compete for a rich prize

WASHINGTON Toyota Motor Corp opened the door to a bidding war among Midwestern and southern states seeking to land jobs and investment when it announced on Friday it would build a $1.6 billion U.S. assembly plant with Mazda Motor Corp . | Video

Aug 04 2017

Toyota to build $1.6 billion U.S. plant with rival Mazda: source

WASHINGTON/DETROIT Toyota Motor Corp and rival Mazda Motor Corp are expected to announce plans on Friday to build a $1.6 billion U.S assembly plant as part of a new joint venture, a person briefed on the matter said.

Aug 03 2017

Senate approves two FCC nominees as it reviews Obama rules

WASHINGTON The U.S. Senate on Thursday unanimously confirmed two nominees to serve on the Federal Communications Commission as the Trump administration looks to reverse many Obama-era telecommunications regulations.

Aug 03 2017

U.S. to reject biofuel program tweaks in blow to refiners, Icahn: sources

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK The Environmental Protection Agency will reject a proposed overhaul of the U.S. biofuels program that would have shifted blending responsibility away from refining companies further down the fuel supply chain, three sources familiar with the matter told Reuters on Thursday.

Aug 02 2017

California reviews gasoline vehicles for pollution: official

TRAVERSE CITY, Michigan The California environmental agency that probed Volkswagen AG's diesel vehicles for violating pollution-control rules is now scrutinizing whether some gasoline-powered vehicles are emitting excess pollution, according to a senior official.

Aug 02 2017

Secret Service to test drone to boost security at Trump property

The U.S. Secret Service said on Wednesday it plans to deploy a small drone during President Donald Trump's visit to his golf club in New Jersey this month as the agency considers new ways to provide protection.

Aug 02 2017

Secret Service to test tethered drone over Trump vacation property

Aug 2 The U.S. Secret Service said on Wednesday it plans to deploy a small drone during President Donald Trump's visit this month to his golf club in New Jersey as the agency considers new ways to provide protection. In a statement released Wednesday, the agency said it planned to use a small tethered unmanned aircraft system vehicle during Trump's visit this month to the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster. The club is one of the president's favorite weekend spots and he is expected to stay there for an extended period in August.

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