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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

Jun 21 2017

Bain to be biggest investor in Toshiba chip unit, putting up $7.7 billion - sources

TOKYO/SEOUL Bain Capital plans to be the biggest investor in Toshiba Corp's chip unit, providing 850 billion yen ($7.7 billion) in equity as part of a consortium that also includes Japan government investors, three sources briefed on the matter said.

Jun 21 2017

Bain to be biggest investor in Toshiba chip unit, putting up $7.7 billion: sources

TOKYO/SEOUL Bain Capital plans to be the biggest investor in Toshiba Corp's chip unit, providing 850 billion yen ($7.7 billion) in equity as part of a consortium that also includes Japan government investors, three sources briefed on the matter said.

Jun 20 2017

As iPhone 8 looms, firms scramble to lock up memory chip supply

SEOUL Global electronics makers are scrambling to stock up on memory chips to keep production lines running as Apple Inc's new iPhone 8 launch later this year threatens to worsen a global squeeze on supply.

Jun 20 2017

Samsung Electronics plans Galaxy Note 8 launch event for August: source

SEOUL Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd plans to hold a launch event in New York City for its next Galaxy Note smartphone in the second half of August, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters on Tuesday.

Jun 20 2017

Japan govt-led group tells Toshiba to fix chip spat with Western Digital -sources

TOKYO/SEOUL, June 20 A Japanese government-led consortium has told Toshiba Corp it needs to resolve its legal dispute with Western Digital Corp before it will invest in the firm's chip unit, sources briefed on the matter said.

Jun 14 2017

Japan government-led bid for Toshiba chip unit to include SK Hynix: sources

TOKYO/SEOUL A Japanese government-led consortium bidding for Toshiba Corp's chip business will include South Korean chipmaker SK Hynix Inc, sources familiar with the matter said – a move likely to add firepower to the group's bid in the hotly contested auction.

Jun 01 2017

South Korea's Moon struggles to form a cabinet meeting his ethics standards

SEOUL South Korean President Moon Jae-in's quest for a squeaky-clean government is leading to delays in forming his cabinet more than three weeks into office, as efforts to find candidates free of even the slightest of ethics issues have proved challenging.

May 29 2017

Samsung Electronics says may add NAND capacity at China plant amid demand surge

SEOUL Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Monday it is considering adding NAND memory chip production capacity at its manufacturing base in China amid an industry-wide boom that will likely fuel record sales for memory suppliers.

May 20 2017

With new sheriff in town, South Korea big businesses duck for cover

SEOUL A South Korean retail giant has shelved controversial expansion plans, while a large bank made hundreds of contract jobs permanent after President Moon Jae-in took office vowing to reform the family-run conglomerates that dominate the economy.

May 19 2017

Janssen files suit in U.S. to block sale of Samsung Bioepis' Remicade copy

SEOUL A unit of healthcare conglomerate Johnson & Johnson filed a lawsuit to block a copy of its rheumatoid arthritis drug Remicade made by South Korea's Samsung Bioepis Co Ltd from being sold in the United States.

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