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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 17 2017

Alphabet to develop high-tech waterfront site in Toronto

TORONTO Canada has tapped Google parent Alphabet Inc to help plan a mixed-use development along Toronto's Lake Ontario waterfront using cutting-edge digital technologies and urban design.

Oct 16 2017

Toronto exchange may delist marijuana firms with U.S. operations

TORONTO Canada's TMX Group Ltd , operator of the Toronto Stock Exchange, said on Monday that it might delist stocks of marijuana companies with interests in the United States, where their operations are illegal under federal law.

Oct 16 2017

BlackBerry CEO says patent plans on track after departures

TORONTO BlackBerry Ltd Chief Executive John Chen said on Monday the company's strategy for generating licensing revenue from its patent portfolio remains on track following the recent departures of two people from the team negotiating deals.

Oct 13 2017

BlackBerry patent licensing director says he has left company

TORONTO A key attorney executing BlackBerry Ltd's patent licensing strategy has left the company, the second recent departure from the team tasked with making money from the Canadian company's intellectual property.

Oct 12 2017

BlackBerry details patent deal with Android maker BLU

TORONTO/NEW YORK BlackBerry Ltd said a licensing deal it signed with low-end Android handset maker BLU Products Inc will bring it recurring revenue, ending a legal dispute over patents that rival Google has asked the U.S. government to revoke.

Oct 11 2017

Citron's Left says follow-up report on Shopify likely

TORONTO Short-seller Andrew Left of Citron Research said on Wednesday he was investigating various aspects of software company Shopify Inc's business and would "most likely" publish a follow-up to an Oct. 4 report that sent its shares plunging.

Oct 05 2017

Shopify defends itself after Citron criticism

TORONTO Shopify Inc defended its business model on Thursday, a day after short-seller Citron Research criticized the internet-commerce software provider's marketing practices, wiping about $1.5 billion off its market value.

Oct 02 2017

BlackBerry's patent strategy head exits, joins health tech firm -sources

TORONTO The man who was leading BlackBerry Ltd's efforts to make money from its patent portfolio has left to join a health technology company, two sources with knowledge of the move said on Monday.

Sep 28 2017

BlackBerry shares soar as software sales hit record

TORONTO Canada's BlackBerry Ltd reported stronger-than-expected quarterly profit on Thursday as high-margin software sales hit a record, boosting investor confidence in its turnaround and sending shares up 14 percent.

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