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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 02 2017

Factbox: Seadrill's restructuring plan faces bondholder opposition

Seadrill, once the largest offshore rig company by market capitalisation, filed for U.S. Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in Texas on Sept. 12.

Jul 26 2017

Seadrill warns again of Chapter 11 as extends $14 billion debt talks

OSLO Offshore drilling contractor Seadrill again delayed restructuring its $14 billion in debt and liabilities on Wednesday and reiterated that Chapter 11 bankruptcy was likely.

Jul 10 2017

Norway's Hydro in $3.2 billion deal for aluminum firm Sapa

OSLO Norwegian metals firm Norsk Hydro will take full ownership of aluminum products maker Sapa by buying a 50 percent stake from conglomerate Orkla, the companies said on Monday.

Jul 07 2017

London's Grenfell Tower insurer ups claims estimate to $65 million

OSLO The insurer of London's Grenfell Tower, where at least 80 people died in a devastating fire, raised its estimate for property and liability insurance claims to 50 million pounds on Friday.

Jun 26 2017

Tanker firm Frontline drops DHT pursuit and steers away from deals

OSLO Oslo-listed oil tanker firm Frontline has abandoned its pursuit of New York-listed rival DHT Holdings and is not working on any alternative acquisitions, Frontline's CEO told Reuters on Monday.

Apr 20 2017

Atlantic salmon farms shift to open seas, trying to shake off lice

OSLO Atlantic salmon farming companies are designing huge pens to raise fish in the open seas in a radical shift from calm coastal waters where marine lice have slowed growth of the billion-dollar industry.

Apr 09 2017

Oslo police detonate 'bomb-like device'; suspect in custody

OSLO Norwegian police set off a controlled explosion of a "bomb-like device" in central Oslo early on Sunday and were holding a suspect in custody in an investigation led by security police. | Video

Mar 23 2017

BW Group grabs control of tanker firm DHT from Fredriksen's Frontline

OSLO Privately-owned shipping firm BW Group became the top shareholder in tanker firm DHT Holdings on Thursday, in a surprise move that will probably end Frontline's ambitions to take full control of DHT.

Feb 28 2017

Frontline says DHT Holdings rejects improved offer

OSLO Tanker firm Frontline said on Tuesday it had made a higher and final offer for rival DHT Holdings which was rejected.

Feb 16 2017

Norway proposes new mix and spending cap for $900 billion oil fund

OSLO Norway's $900-billion (£721 billion) sovereign wealth fund, the world's largest, should shift more of its investments into equities and away from bonds to counter the effects of ultra-low interest rates, the government said on Thursday.


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