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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

May 19 2017

Four car makers settle claims over Takata inflators for $553 mln

WASHINGTON/TOKYO Four automakers agreed to a $553 million settlement to address class-action economic loss claims covering owners of nearly 16 million recalled vehicles with potentially defective Takata airbag inflators, court documents filed on Thursday showed.

May 19 2017

Four car makers settle claims over Takata inflators for $553 million

WASHINGTON/TOKYO Four automakers agreed to a $553 million settlement to address class-action economic loss claims covering owners of nearly 16 million recalled vehicles with potentially defective Takata airbag inflators, court documents filed on Thursday showed.

May 12 2017

Nissan forecasts profit fall, catch up in U.S. truck market

(This version of the article corrects 10th graf in story from May 11 to clarify that the sale of Nissan's stake in Calsonic Kansei did not contribute to operating profit last year)

May 10 2017

Toyota sees profit sliding 20 percent on U.S. sales incentives, yen gain

TOKYO Toyota Motor Corp , Japan's biggest automaker, forecast operating profit for the current year to slide by a fifth due to increased spending to push sales in a slowing U.S. market and the lingering impact from a stronger yen.

May 09 2017

Mitsubishi Motors sees profit surge on higher Asia sales, cost savings

TOKYO Japan's Mitsubishi Motors Corp on Tuesday forecast a near 14-fold rise in operating profit this year, as higher sales and cost savings from its alliance with Nissan Motor Co helps it draw a line under last year's mileage cheating scandal.

Apr 28 2017

Honda sees auto sales edging up, profit sliding in 2017/18

TOKYO Honda Motor Co forecast a 16 percent fall in operating profit for the current financial year as the Japanese automaker sees higher auto sales being offset by a stronger yen and research and development costs.

Apr 27 2017

Shares in Japan's Takata suspended after report on bankruptcy plan

TOKYO Trading in Takata Corp shares was suspended on Thursday after a report that the Japanese airbag maker at the heart of the car industry's biggest-ever recall is considering a bankruptcy plan that will create a new company and ringfence its liabilities.

Apr 13 2017

Japan automakers look to robots to keep elderly on the move

TOKYO Japanese automakers are looking beyond the industry trend to develop self-driving cars and turning their attention to robots to help keep the country's rapidly graying society on the move. | Video

Mar 31 2017

Borg Warner sees hybrid, electric car parts growth despite U.S. uncertainty

TOKYO U.S. auto parts supplier Borg Warner on Friday said it expects to see sales grow for its global hybrid and electric vehicle parts, even as a U.S. review of fuel economy standards threatens to slow emissions improvements in the world's No. 2 auto market.

Mar 30 2017

Toyota recalls 2.9 mln vehicles globally over airbags

TOKYO Toyota Motor Corp on Thursday said it was recalling a total of about 2.9 million vehicles in Japan, China, Oceania and other regions including its Corolla Axio sedan and RAV4 SUV crossover due to potentially faulty airbag inflators.

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