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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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Exclusive: India's UPL explores bid for Platform Specialty agrochem unit - sources

Indian agrochemicals producer UPL Ltd is exploring a bid of more than $4 billion for the agrochemicals business of Platform Specialty Products Corp to expand its global footprint, according to people familiar with the matter.

Jul 23 2017

Exclusive: KKR nears deal to acquire WebMD - sources

Private equity firm KKR & Co LLP is nearing an all-cash deal to acquire WebMD Health Corp , a U.S. online health publisher with a market capitalization of $2.1 billion, people familiar with the matter said on Sunday.

Jul 21 2017

Lemonheads owner Ferrara eyes Nestle's candy business: sources

Ferrara Candy Co, the owner of candies such as Lemonheads and Now & Later chews, is preparing to participate in the auction for Swiss food group Nestle SA's U.S. candy business, people familiar with the matter said on Friday.

Jul 18 2017

Abercrombie & Fitch investor calls for buybacks after failed sale

An investor in Abercrombie & Fitch Co on Tuesday called on the U.S. teen apparel retailer to buy back its shares, following the company's failed attempt to sell itself.

Jul 13 2017

Internet TV company Roku hires banks for 2017 IPO: sources

Internet television company Roku has hired investment banks to lead an initial public offering that could come later this year as it aims for a valuation of more than $1 billion, sources familiar with the matter said.

Jul 12 2017

Exclusive: U.S. retailer Guitar Center explores debt restructuring - sources

Guitar Center Inc, the largest U.S. retailer of music instruments and equipment, is looking for ways to restructure its $1.3 billion debt burden as music lovers move their shopping online, according to people familiar with the matter.

Jul 11 2017

Fashion M&A, like a crop top, is hard to pull off

NEW YORK Mergers and acquisitions for fashion retailers are like a crop top t-shirt: a risk best braved by a select few and avoided after a certain age.

Jul 11 2017

Fashion M&A, like a crop top, is hard to pull off

(This version of the story was refiled to fix typo in paragraph 13)

Jul 10 2017

Abercrombie ends talks with potential buyers, retail shares dip

Shares of Abercrombie & Fitch Co plunged 21 percent on Monday and dragged down other stocks in the battered retail sector as the U.S. teen apparel maker terminated talks over a potential sale. | Video

Jul 07 2017

Amazon cornered Whole Foods into not seeking more bids, filing shows

Amazon.com Inc told Whole Foods Market Inc it would not engage in a sale process for the U.S. grocer that involved other bidders, a regulatory filing showed on Friday, shedding new light on the $13.7 billion acquisition.

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