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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.

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Sep 27 2017

SK Hynix set to invest in Toshiba chip unit, details consortium's plans

SEOUL/TOKYO South Korea's SK Hynix Inc said on Wednesday its board had approved its participation in a Bain Capital-led consortium that plans to purchase Toshiba Corp's memory chip unit for 2 trillion yen ($17.7 billion).

Sep 25 2017

Exclusive: Toshiba tells banks chip deal delayed as Apple yet to approve

TOKYO Toshiba Corp told its main banks on Monday it has not signed the $18 billion sale of its semiconductor business because Apple Inc , a member of the buyer group, has not agreed on key terms, two people involved in the deal said.

Sep 21 2017

Toshiba, keen to seal $18 bln chips sale, wrestles with last-minute delays

TOKYO Japan's Toshiba Corp is locked in last minute discussions over "key issues" with the would-be buyers of its $18 billion memory chip business led by U.S. private equity firm Bain, potentially delaying a formal agreement on the sale.

Sep 19 2017

Exclusive: Toshiba flips back towards Western Digital group for chip unit sale - sources

TOKYO Toshiba Corp is shifting back toward selling its prized semiconductor unit to a group backed by joint venture partner Western Digital Corp , people familiar with the deal said.

Sep 12 2017

Exclusive: Toshiba favors Bain group for chip sale; Western Digital talks stall - sources

TOKYO Toshiba Corp now favors a group led by Bain Capital LP and SK Hynix Inc to buy its prized semiconductor business, as it failed to bridge key gaps with its business partner and rival bidder Western Digital Corp , two people briefed on the matter said on Tuesday.

Sep 12 2017

Exclusive: Toshiba now favours Bain group for chip sale; Western Digital talks stall: sources

TOKYO Toshiba Corp now favours a group led by Bain Capital LP and SK Hynix Inc as buyer for its prized semiconductor business, as it has failed to bridge key gaps with its business partner and rival bidder Western Digital Corp , two people briefed on the matter said on Tuesday.

Sep 08 2017

Apple moves to ward Western Digital off control of Toshiba chips: sources

TOKYO Apple Inc has sought to stop Western Digital Corp from taking control of Toshiba Corp's chip business by threatening not to buy its products in the future, people with knowledge of the deal said.

Aug 30 2017

Bain adds Apple for last-minute $18 billion Toshiba chip unit bid: sources

TOKYO A consortium led by Bain Capital has made a revised last-ditch offer for Toshiba Corp's chip unit worth about $18 billion, bringing in Apple Inc to help bolster its bid, sources with direct knowledge of the matter said. | Video

Aug 29 2017

Toshiba may not finalise chip unit sale by August 31 deadline: sources

TOKYO Toshiba Corp may not seal a $17.5 billion deal to sell its memory chip unit by a self-imposed Aug. 31 deadline due to disagreements over details of an offer by the bidders, people familiar with the matter said late on Tuesday.

Aug 24 2017

Western Digital group to offer $17.4 billion for Toshiba chip unit: sources

TOKYO A consortium that includes Western Digital is offering 1.9 trillion yen ($17.4 billion) for Toshiba Corp's memory chip business, which the Japanese conglomerate is trying to sell to cover losses from its U.S. nuclear business, sources said on Thursday. | Video

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