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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 14 2017

Australian media wins relaxed ownership laws, but online rivals' threat to stay

SYDNEY Australia's big media players have won long-sought reforms that will allow them to boost market share by facilitating consolidation, although doubts remain on whether the changes can stem the declines at the moguls' ageing empires.

Aug 23 2017

Australia's CBA faces huge class action over money laundering disclosures

SYDNEY A law firm threatened on Wednesday to file a class action suit against Commonwealth Bank of Australia for allegedly failing to disclose that it was facing money-laundering charges, in the latest headache for Australia's biggest listed company.

Aug 17 2017

No immediate parliamentary grilling planned for Australia's CBA chief

Sydney, Aug 17 The head of Commonwealth Bank of Australia will not be subjected to an immediate public hearing over money-laundering charges facing the bank, a parliamentary committee said on Thursday.

Aug 16 2017

Fairfax manages small profit but Australian media firms still in pain

SYDNEY Australia's Fairfax Media Ltd swung to an annual net profit on the back of deep cost cuts and a robust performance from its online property classifieds business, but advertising revenue declined sharply across its newspapers.

Aug 04 2017

Bombe im Fleischwolf - Etihad-Flug in Sydney war Ziel des IS

Sydney Australien hat zwei Männer wegen des Verdachts angeklagt, einen Anschlag auf eine Passagiermaschine von Etihad Airways geplant zu haben.

Aug 04 2017

Islamic State behind Australians' foiled Etihad meat-mincer bomb plot: police

SYDNEY An Australian man sent his unsuspecting brother to Sydney airport to catch an Etihad Airways flight carrying a home-made bomb disguised as a meat-mincer built at the direction of a senior Islamic State commander, police said on Friday. | Video

Jul 27 2017

Australia's biggest pension fund flags equities, local property risks

SYDNEY Australia's largest pension fund, AustralianSuper, is preparing for the end of the global equities run and looking to infrastructure opportunities in the United States where it believes foreign firms will in time gain greater access.

Jul 26 2017

Life after debt? Macquarie's junk lending unit sputters

SYDNEY Macquarie Group, Australia's leading investment bank, has a hole to fill.

Jul 19 2017

MH370 search data unveils fishing hot spots, ancient geological movements

SYDNEY Detailed sea-floor maps made during the unsuccessful search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, released by Australia on Wednesday, could help increase the knowledge of rich fisheries and the prehistoric movement of the earth's southern continents. | Video

Jul 19 2017

MH370 search data unveils fishing hotspots, ancient geological movements

SYDNEY, July 19 Detailed sea-floor maps made during the unsuccessful search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, released by Australia on Wednesday, could help increase the knowledge of rich fisheries and the prehistoric movement of the earth's southern continents.

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