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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 21 2015

US lawsuit accuses Costco, Thai supplier of selling prawns produced by slaves

NEW YORK/BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A U.S. lawsuit accusing retailer Costco Wholesale Corp. of knowingly selling frozen prawns linked to a company that uses slave labor was described on Friday as "entirely without merit" by Thai seafood supply company CP Food Products.

Aug 21 2015

US lawsuit accuses Costco, Thai supplier of selling prawns produced by slaves

NEW YORK/BANGKOK, Aug 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A U.S. lawsuit accusing retailer Costco Wholesale Corp. of knowingly selling frozen prawns linked to a company that uses slave labor was described on Friday as "entirely without merit" by Thai seafood supply company CP Food Products.

Aug 05 2015

Fishermen's messaging service saves lives, boosts income in east India

CHAUMUHANI, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A fisherman's son and now a fisherman himself, Kulamani Tarai knows all too well that while the sea has provided sustenance to his family for generations, it can also be a cruel and deadly place.

Jul 08 2015

Lack of people, supplies and money plague Africa's Ebola fight: experts

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Three Ebola-stricken countries will seek nearly $700 million in aid at a U.N. conference this week to rebuild their devastated health care systems, the World Health Organization said.

Jul 08 2015

Lack of people, supplies and money plague Africa's Ebola fight-experts

NEW YORK, July 8 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Three Ebola-stricken countries will seek nearly $700 million in aid at a U.N. conference this week to rebuild their devastated health care systems, the World Health Organization said.

Jul 03 2015

U.S. Treasury guarantees bond issue by Jordan, rare form of aid

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The U.S. Treasury, at the behest of the U.S. State Department and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), guaranteed $1.5 billion worth of bonds issued by Jordan earlier this week.

Jul 03 2015

U.S. Treasury guarantees bond issue by Jordan, rare form of aid

NEW YORK, July 3 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The U.S. Treasury, at the behest of the U.S. State Department and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), guaranteed $1.5 billion worth of bonds issued by Jordan earlier this week.

Jun 24 2015

New York 'League of Kitchens' gives immigrant cooks cash, confidence

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The League of Kitchens initiative solves at least two problems: It provides talented, immigrant home cooks with cash and New York foodies with a chance to do more than just sit in the kitchen and listen to stories of the old country.

Jun 24 2015

New York 'League of Kitchens' gives immigrant cooks cash, confidence

NEW YORK, June 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The League of Kitchens initiative solves at least two problems: It provides talented, immigrant home cooks with cash and New York foodies with a chance to do more than just sit in the kitchen and listen to stories of the old country.

May 28 2015

Women still worse off as grim job market greets U.S. graduates

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - U.S. students graduating in 2015 are entering a weak economy with stagnant wages, and young female graduates will continue to earn less than their male counterparts, according to a report released this week.

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