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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.

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Jun 28 2017

Ready or not, Indian businesses brace for biggest-ever tax reform

MEERUT, India Businessman Pankaj Jain is so worried about the impending launch of a new sales tax in India that he is thinking of shutting down his tiny textile factory for a month to give himself time to adjust. | Video

Jun 16 2017

India ready for GST, anti-profiteering rules soon: Adhia

NEW DELHI India is ready to launch the Goods and Services Tax (GST) on July 1, the official steering the process told Reuters, saying the technology that will drive it is robust and dismissing fears the tax is too complicated.

Jun 15 2017

India's GST launch spawns tech cottage industry for compliance

NEW DELHI India's new Goods and Services Tax (GST), its biggest tax reform since independence, will unify a $2 trillion economy into a single market - and demand massive changes for small businesses that will have to go online to file their taxes.

May 18 2017

Foreign suppliers urged to step up as India backs own nuclear design

NEW DELHI India's plan to build 10 of its own nuclear reactors does not signal a pivot away from foreign suppliers, but to succeed their projects must be financially sound and based on proven technology, a top official told Reuters.

May 16 2017

Homes of Indian ex-finance minister, son searched in criminal probe

NEW DELHI India's Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) searched the homes of former finance minister P. Chidambaram and his son on Tuesday, in a probe into suspected criminal misconduct related to approvals of investment deals.

May 10 2017

U.S. lawmakers not backing down on human rights for Tibet, Pelosi says

DHARAMSALA, India Top U.S. lawmakers delivered a blunt message to China on Wednesday that they would not relent in their campaign to protect human rights in Tibet, calling for legislative and trade steps to press home their point.

May 10 2017

U.S. lawmakers visit Dalai Lama, highlight situation in Tibet

DHARAMSALA, India A U.S. Congressional delegation visited the Dalai Lama at his headquarters in India on Tuesday, seeking to draw world attention to human rights in Tibet as President Donald Trump eyes warmer ties with China. | Video

Apr 25 2017

Indian farmers should pay tax, adviser says, challenging government

NEW DELHI A senior adviser to the Indian government proposed on Tuesday that farmers pay tax, in remarks that challenged government policy in a country of 1.3 billion people where there are only 37 million income tax payers.

Apr 25 2017

Indian farmers should pay tax, adviser says, challenging government

NEW DELHI, April 25 A senior adviser to the Indian government proposed on Tuesday that farmers pay tax, in remarks that challenged government policy in a country of 1.3 billion people where there are only 37 million income tax payers.

Apr 18 2017

Indian businessman Mallya granted bail in London extradition hearing

MUMBAI/NEW DELHI Flamboyant businessman Vijay Mallya, pursued by Indian authorities over unpaid loans tied to his defunct Kingfisher Airlines, was arrested in London on Tuesday and appeared in court for an extradition hearing.

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