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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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Dec 15 2017

Tobacco industry trumps as India court cancels stringent health labeling rules

NEW DELHI An Indian court on Friday quashed federal rules that mandated stringent graphic health warnings on tobacco products, lawyers involved in the case said, in a decision seen as a major victory for the tobacco industry and a setback for health advocates.

Dec 15 2017

India state court cancels 2014 federal rule on stringent tobacco pack warnings

NEW DELHI, Dec 15 An Indian court on Friday quashed federal rules that mandated stringent graphic health warnings on tobacco products, lawyers involved in the case said, in a decision seen as a major victory for the tobacco industry and a setback for health advocates.

Dec 15 2017

India raises import tax on cellphones, move to hurt Apple

NEW DELHI India has increased the import tax on dozens of electronic products such as mobile phones and television sets, a government statement said, to help curb supplies from overseas and build up the domestic industry.

Dec 14 2017

India PM Modi's party seen sweeping state polls in popularity boost

NEW DELHI Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ruling group will sweep an election in his home state of Gujarat, surveys showed on Thursday, shaking off the most serious challenge yet from a combined opposition.

Dec 11 2017

India's Rahul Gandhi takes helm of Congress party to challenge Modi

NEW DELHI India's main opposition Congress party on Monday elevated Rahul Gandhi, the scion of the country's most fabled political dynasty, as its president, preparing to challenge the dominance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi ahead of national polls in 2019.

Dec 11 2017

Apple, India wrangle over import tax on mobile parts: sources

NEW DELHI Apple Inc has asked India to defer a planned increase in import taxes on mobile phone parts so it can expand its iPhone manufacturing in the country, but the government is unlikely to accede, people familiar with the matter said.

Dec 04 2017

India fines Monsanto for delays in answering anti-trust questions

NEW DELHI India's anti-trust regulator has fined Monsanto Co 15 million rupees ($233,000) for being too slow in replying to questions in a competition probe into the U.S. seeds company.

Nov 28 2017

Indian telecom regulator backs open internet

MUMBAI/NEW DELHI India's telecoms regulator made long-awaited recommendations on Tuesday to ensure an open internet and prevent any discrimination in internet access in the country.

Nov 22 2017

Exclusive: India pares back planned funding for crucial public health scheme

NEW DELHI India has approved a three-year budget for its flagship public health program almost 20 percent lower than what the health ministry said was needed, according to sources and previously unreported government documents reviewed by Reuters.

Nov 15 2017

Exclusive: Apple to help India develop anti-spam app after face-off with regulator

NEW DELHI Apple Inc has agreed to give limited help to the Indian government to develop an anti-spam mobile application for its iOS platform, after refusing to do so based on privacy concerns, according to sources and documents seen by Reuters.

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