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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

Oct 11 2017

Wildfires kill 17 in California wine country

SANTA ROSA, Calif., Oct 11 Firefighters battling wildfires in California's wine country face the prospect of new outbreaks when dry, windy conditions return on Wednesday to an area where at least 17 people have been killed and 2,000 homes and businesses destroyed in blazes.

Oct 11 2017

Wildfires kill 15, destroy 1,500 homes and other buildings in California wine country

SANTA ROSA, Calif. Fast-moving wildfires raging across Northern California's wine country have killed 17 people, left about 150 missing and destroyed 1,500 homes, wineries and other structures, state fire officials said on Tuesday. | Video

Oct 10 2017

Fire crews battle as deadly California wildfires rage on

SANTA ROSA, Calif., Oct 10 Firefighters battled overnight to contain wildfires in Northern California, evacuating residents in the path of 15 separate blazes that have killed at least 10 people and destroyed hundreds of homes and businesses.

Oct 10 2017

Wildfires kill at least 10 in California wine country

SANTA ROSA, Calif. Wildfires fanned by strong winds swept through northern California's wine country on Monday, killing at least 10 people, destroying hundreds of homes and businesses and forcing some 20,000 people to flee. | Video

Aug 24 2017

Exclusive: Tesla's 'long-haul' electric truck aims for 200 to 300 miles on a charge

SAN FRANCISCO Tesla Inc next month plans to unveil an electric big-rig truck with a working range of 200 to 300 miles, Reuters has learned, a sign that the electric car maker is targeting regional hauling for its entry into the commercial freight market.

Aug 09 2017

Exclusive: Tesla developing self-driving tech for semi-truck, wants to test in Nevada

SAN FRANCISCO Tesla Inc is developing a long-haul, electric semi-truck that can drive itself and move in "platoons" that automatically follow a lead vehicle, and is getting closer to testing a prototype, according to an email discussion of potential road tests between the car company and the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), seen by Reuters.

Aug 09 2017

EXCLUSIVE-Tesla developing self-driving tech for semi-truck, wants to test in Nevada

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 9 Tesla Inc is developing a long-haul, electric semi-truck that can drive itself and move in "platoons" that automatically follow a lead vehicle, and is getting closer to testing a prototype, according to an email discussion of potential road tests between the car company and the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), seen by Reuters.

Aug 04 2017

Yelp shares soar with Grubhub sale

SAN FRANCISCO Shares of Yelp Inc jumped more than 27 percent on Friday, a day after the company announced the sale of its Eat24 business to Grubhub .

Aug 03 2017

Yelp to sell Eat24 for $287.5 million, authorizes share repurchase

SAN FRANCISCO Yelp Inc said on Thursday it would sell its Eat24 business to Grubhub for $287.5 million in cash, news along with better-than-expected quarterly revenue that drove its shares up more than 18 percent.

Aug 03 2017

Yelp beats estimates for second-quarter revenue, shares soar

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 3 Yelp Inc on Thursday beat analysts' estimates on second-quarter revenue, sending shares of the consumer review website operator up as much as 18 percent.

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