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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 20 2017

Consumer Reports says Tesla misunderstands 'positive' Model 3 rating

DETROIT Consumer Reports said on Friday that Tesla Inc had apparently misunderstood the "average" reliability rating the magazine assigned to the electric carmaker's Model 3 sedan this week, calling it generally "positive" for an all-new vehicle.

Oct 18 2017

UPS CEO says updated NAFTA better for economy than no trade treaty

DETROIT The top executive of United Parcel Service Inc said on Wednesday he is optimistic the U.S., Canadian and Mexican governments can successfully renegotiate NAFTA, and said not having a free trade agreement in place would not be good for the three countries' economies.

Oct 16 2017

Battery startup taps carbon in race to replace lithium-ion cells

DETROIT In an auto industry race to develop electric vehicle batteries that charge faster and are cheaper and safer than lithium-ion cells, startup Zap&Go will do all that with its carbon-ion alternative 'within a few years', a company executive said.

Oct 12 2017

GM to scale back production at Detroit sedan plant

DETROIT/WASHINGTON General Motors Co said on Thursday it plans to scale back production at an assembly plant in Detroit starting later this month as it tries to deal with declining U.S. sedan sales

Oct 10 2017

U.S. dealer lobby head criticizes automakers' bonus program

DETROIT The head of the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) on Tuesday criticized automakers' use of so-called stair-step bonus programs, calling them harmful to U.S. auto dealers, to consumer confidence and brand loyalty.

Oct 09 2017

GM to buy sensor-tech firm Strobe to speed up self-driving car push

DETROIT No. 1 U.S. automaker General Motors Co said on Monday it would buy Strobe Inc, which uses LIDAR technology to help self-driving cars identify objects at a distance, to speed up development of autonomous vehicles and slash sensor costs.

Oct 06 2017

Denso to invest $1 billion in Tennessee plant, create 1,000 jobs

DETROIT Japanese auto parts supplier Denso Corp plans to invest $1 billion in its Maryville, Tennessee plant to develop vehicle electrification and safety systems, creating around 1,000 jobs.

Oct 05 2017

As Ford pushes into electric vehicles, U.S. union aims to save jobs

DETROIT The United Auto Workers is talking with Ford Motor Co about ways to avoid layoffs as the No. 2 U.S. automaker builds more electric vehicles, a senior union official told Reuters on Thursday.

Oct 03 2017

Hurricane recovery helps boost U.S. September new auto sales

DETROIT Major automakers on Tuesday posted higher U.S. new vehicle sales in September as consumers in hurricane-hit parts of the country replaced flood-damaged cars, extending a rally in their shares that began when Hurricane Harvey hit southeast Texas in late August.

Oct 03 2017

North American Class 8 truck orders jump 62 percent

DETROIT North American orders for Class 8 semi-trucks jumped 62 percent in September over the same period in 2016 and orders are set to rise even more in the fourth quarter as strong freight demand and a growing economy spur truck firms to enlarge their fleets, according to FTR, a firm that tracks the industry.

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