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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 18 2017

AT&T considers sale of home security business: sources

AT&T Inc is exploring options for its Digital Life home security business, including selling it, as it seeks to pay down debt following its planned $85.4 billion acquisition of Time Warner Inc , people familiar with the matter said.

Aug 14 2017

Second-hand online retailer Poshmark in talks to raise funding: sources

Poshmark, an online service that helps people buy and sell second-hand clothing, is in talks to raise more than $50 million in a funding round that could value the startup at roughly $600 million, people familiar with the matter said on Monday.

Aug 10 2017

Qatalyst Partners shuts private capital raising practice: sources

Qatalyst Partners LP, the Silicon Valley investment banking boutique focusing on technology deals, has decided to shut down its dedicated private capital raising practice after failing to gain traction, according to people familiar with the matter.

Aug 09 2017

Altice weighing takeover offer for Charter: sources

Netherlands-based telecom conglomerate Altice NV and its U.S. cable unit are in the early stages of working on an offer to buy Charter Communications Inc , sources told Reuters on Wednesday, in a move that would build more scale in the United States.

Aug 08 2017

SoftBank invests $1 billion in sports e-commerce firm Fanatics: sources

SAN FRANCISCO SoftBank Group Corp is investing $1 billion in Fanatics Inc as a part of a funding round that values the sports e-commerce company at $4.5 billion, according to sources familiar with the matter.

Aug 04 2017

Elliott discloses NXP stake, to push for higher price in Qualcomm deal

Activist investor Elliott Management Corp on Friday disclosed a 6 percent stake in chipmaker NXP Semiconductors NV and indicated it was pushing for a higher price tag in NXP's pending sale to Qualcomm Inc for $38 billion in cash.

Aug 02 2017

Symantec to sell Web certificates business to Thoma Bravo: sources

Cyber security company Symantec Corp has agreed to sell its business that helps verify the identity of websites to buyout firm Thoma Bravo LLC, people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday, a move that extricates it from a feud with Alphabet Inc's Google .

Aug 01 2017

Sponsors may be tempted by Olympics return to Los Angeles

SAN FRANCISCOEven if it is more than a decade away, a Summer Games in Los Angeles in 2028 may be a boost to the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) efforts to extend its lucrative contracts with top sponsors such as Visa Inc and Coca-Cola Co, Olympic sponsorship experts said.

Aug 01 2017

TPG to invest in cyber security firm GuardiCore

Private equity firm TPG said on Tuesday it would lead a $15 million funding round for Tel Aviv-based cyber security firm GuardiCore through its growth investment arm.

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