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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

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Italy hikes growth forecasts, deficit target ahead of election

ROME Italy on Saturday raised its forecasts for economic growth this year and next and said it would cut the budget deficit by less than previously promised.

Sep 21 2017

EU wants May to make firm offers now for Brexit deal: Barnier

ROME British Prime Minister Theresa May should make the EU firm offers by next week to break deadlock in Brexit talks if she wants an orderly withdrawal and transition to a new relationship, the bloc's negotiator said on Thursday.

Aug 02 2017

Atlantia CEO does not rule out improving offer for Abertis

ROME The chief executive of Italian infrastructure group Atlantia does not rule out sweetening the terms of an offer for Spanish rival Abertis , which could become the target of a counterbid.

Jun 16 2017

Italy suspends Veneto Banca bond repayment as rescue bid stalls

ROME Italy on Friday approved an emergency decree that will stop Veneto Banca from having to repay 86 million euros of subordinated bonds due to mature next week.

Jun 08 2017

Pressure builds for early Italy vote after electoral reform deal unravels

ROME A deal between Italy's main political parties on electoral reform unraveled on Thursday, leading to calls for a snap election that could usher in more instability in the euro zone's third largest economy.

Jun 01 2017

Italy asks EU for more budget leeway as election edges closer

ROME Italy is asking EU authorities for a deep discount on its 2018 deficit-cutting commitments, an official letter showed on Thursday, as the chances of an early election rise.

May 25 2017

Italy rules out 'bail in' for investors in Veneto banks rescue

ROME/MILAN Italy's economy minister sought to reassure investors on Thursday that they will not be hit in a rescue of two ailing regional banks, Popolare di Vicenza and Veneto Banca, after fears of a full "bail-in" hit the lenders' debt.

May 24 2017

Italian minister says no case for early elections

ROME Industry Minister Carlo Calenda said on Wednesday that Italy had plenty of work to do before it could hold an election, making clear his opposition to an early vote in the autumn of this year.

May 22 2017

Italy offers multinationals voluntary "webtax" to avoid wrangles

ROME Italy sought to boost revenue from multinational internet companies on Monday by offering them the chance to agree on their future tax bills rather than risk disputes.

Apr 12 2017

Italy drops plan to protect firms from hostile takeovers -source

ROME The Italian government has dropped plans to introduce measures to protect local companies from hostile takeovers following feuding in the ruling center-left coalition, a political source said on Wednesday.


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