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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 10 2017

Toshiba wins unusual auditor sign-off, staves off delisting

TOKYO Cash-strapped Toshiba Corp has staved off delisting after its accounting won auditor approval, albeit with a stern rebuke, leaving its listed status largely dependent on whether it can complete the stalled sale of its chip business by March. | Video

Aug 09 2017

Japan Display considers new capital to adapt to Apple's OLED shift

TOKYO Japan Display said it is considering tapping new investors for capital to catch up in organic light-emitting diode (OLED) screens as its late entry into the technology is costing the display maker orders from its largest client, Apple Inc .

Aug 03 2017

Toshiba to invest in chip line without JV partner Western Digital

TOKYO Toshiba Corp said on Thursday it would invest in a new memory chip production line without joint venture partner Western Digital Corp, in a counter-punch against the U.S. firm which has opposed a planned auction of the business.

Aug 02 2017

How Toshiba's sale of $18 billion chip unit stalled, and what's next

TOKYO Japanese conglomerate Toshiba Corp's talks to sell its prized memory chip business have stalled, raising concerns over how fast the company can plug a multi-billion-dollar balance sheet hole left by the collapse of its U.S. nuclear business.

Aug 01 2017

Sony sets itself up for record annual profit, but strikes cautious tone

TOKYO Sony Corp booked its best-ever first-quarter profit on Tuesday, taking the firm one step toward its highest annual result in two decades, as smartphone makers demand more of its image sensors for high-end handsets sporting twin rear cameras.

Jul 28 2017

Sharp returns to first quarter profit on Foxconn's cost-cut drive, beats estimates

TOKYO Japan's Sharp Corp reported its third consecutive quarter of net profit on Friday, staying on track to achieve its first annual profit in four years following a cost-cutting drive under Taiwanese owner Foxconn.

Jul 07 2017

Toshiba under pressure to consider 'Plan B' as chip sale falters: sources

TOKYO As the $18 billion sale of Toshiba Corp's memory chip unit to a government-approved consortium falters, some bankers and potential investors are pressing the board to seriously consider alternatives, people with direct knowledge of the sale process said - including picking a new buyer.

Jul 05 2017

Toshiba seeks dismissal of Western Digital injunction request over chip unit

TOKYO Toshiba Corp has asked a U.S. court to dismiss a Western Digital Corp request for an injunction to prevent a sale of the Japanese firm's chip business, saying the court has no jurisdiction and that an injunction would cause irreparable harm.

Jun 28 2017

Toshiba misses self-imposed deadline for chip unit sale, sues Western Digital

CHIBA, Japan Japan's Toshiba Corp has pushed back its timeline to clinch a sale of its prized flash memory chip unit, saying the $18 billion deal was being held up due to differences of opinion within the consortium chosen as preferred bidder. | Video

Jun 27 2017

At last minute, Western Digital resubmits bid for Toshiba chip unit

TOKYO Western Digital Corp and U.S. private equity firm KKR & Co LP have resubmitted an offer for Toshiba Corp's flash memory chip unit, in an eleventh hour effort to prevent the conglomerate signing a deal with its preferred bidder.

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