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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

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Coca-Cola bets on Kobe sports drink in fight with Gatorade

Coca-Cola Co is buying a minority stake in a sports drink brand backed by basketball star Kobe Bryant, it said on Tuesday, seeking to mount a stronger challenge to PepsiCo's Gatorade.

Aug 02 2018

Yum Brands comparable sales miss as Pizza Hut, Taco Bell disappoint

Yum Brands Inc's quarterly sales fell short of Wall Street estimates on Thursday, as fewer customers dined at its Pizza Hut and Taco Bell chains, sending its shares down slightly in morning trading.

Jul 30 2018

Meat processor Tyson Foods cuts profit forecast on mounting tariff pressures

Tyson Foods Inc cut its full-year profit forecast on Monday, citing the uncertainty in trade policies and increased tariffs that have hurt domestic and export prices of meat, sending its shares down 6 percent.

Jul 26 2018

McDonald's U.S. same-store sales miss estimates, shares drop

McDonald's Corp missed quarterly U.S. same-store sales estimates for the first time in at least two years amid fierce competition in a slack restaurant market, sending its shares down as much as 2.3 percent in midday trading. | Video

Jul 24 2018

Kimberly-Clark cuts profit forecast on surging commodities costs

Kimberly-Clark Corp on Tuesday slashed its full-year profit forecast as the maker of Huggies diapers and Kleenex tissues warned of higher-than-expected costs for raw materials and a stronger dollar.

Jul 19 2018

Domino's international same-store sales fail to deliver, shares slip

Domino's Pizza Inc missed analysts' estimates for international same-store sales growth on Thursday, prompting concerns of slowing growth at the business and pushing shares down 3 percent in morning trading.

Jul 10 2018

PepsiCo beverage sales signal gradual recovery, shares rise

PepsiCo Inc's better-than-expected quarterly results on Tuesday pointed to signs of a gradual recovery in its struggling soda business as the company doubled down on efforts to promote colas, setting shares up for their best day in seven years. | Video

Jun 29 2018

Nike shares hit record as investors cheer North America rebound

Nike Inc's shares jumped 12 percent to their all-time high on Friday after the world's largest shoe maker saw a major sales rebound in its North America business and forecast strong growth for 2019. | Video

Jun 29 2018

Boat maker Brunswick to buy Power Products' unit for $910 million

Boat maker Brunswick Corp said on Friday it would buy the global marine and mobile business of Power Products LLC for $910 million in cash, adding 11 brands including wire and cable supplier Ancor and ProMariner battery chargers for boats.

Jun 29 2018

Nike shares soar as investors applaud N.America sales rebound

June 29 Nike Inc shares on Friday rose 10 percent premarket and were set to open at a record high, after the world's largest shoe maker saw a major sales rebound at its North America business and forecast strong growth for 2019.

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