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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

Dec 14 2017

VW says some employees cooperated with Brazil's military regime

SAO BERNARDO DO CAMPO, Brazil Volkswagen said on Thursday that a historian commissioned by the carmaker found that some of the security staff at Volkswagen do Brasil had cooperated with the country's former military regime.

Nov 17 2017

Braskem to build plant in test using sugar to make plastic bottles

SAO PAULO, Nov 17 Brazil's Braskem, the largest producer of thermoplastic resins in the Americas, will build a pilot plant in partnership with Denmark's Haldor Topsoe to test the use of sugar to produce a key ingredient in PET making.

Oct 31 2017

Brazil's CSN tries to refinance debt, waits to sell assets

SAO PAULO Brazilian steelmaker Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional will wait for better prices to sell assets as the company tries to stretch out debt maturities with banks and bets on the country's economic recovery to improve results, its chief executive officer told analysts on Tuesday.

Oct 24 2017

Brazil's Renner beats profit estimates as credit operation gives boost

SAO PAULO, Oct 24 Lojas Renner SA, Brazil's biggest apparel retailer, beat third-quarter profit estimates on Tuesday as a strong performance by its credit business and healthy sales at existing stores more than offset rising operational costs.

Oct 04 2017

Peugeot bets on utility cars, premium SUVs to boost Brazil sales

SAO PAULO French car maker Peugeot SA on Wednesday said it was focusing on utility vehicles to lift its market share in Brazil and would offer a similar set of models as it sells in Europe.

Oct 02 2017

Brazil Oi's creditors reaffirm commitment to alternative plan

SAO PAULO Brazilian wireless carrier Oi SA's two biggest creditor groups on Monday reaffirmed their commitment to an alternative debt-restructuring plan, about a month after pushing back against a proposal from the company's management.

Jul 25 2017

Brazil's Via Varejo expands premium stores targeting the wealthy

SAO PAULO, July 25 Via Varejo SA, Brazil's largest appliance retailer, is expanding premium stores targeting wealthy customers in a bid to improve results as controlling shareholder Casino Guichard Perrachon SA tries to find a buyer for the company.

May 23 2017

JBS shares storm back on M&A bets after Brazil scandal rout

SAO PAULO Shares in Brazilian meatpacker JBS SA stormed higher on Tuesday, helped by bargain-hunting and speculation about potential takeover interest, after earlier falling on concern about the company's role in a corruption scandal.

May 23 2017

Brazil Oi creditors file U.S. motion as bankruptcy negotiations continue

SAO PAULO Creditors of Brazil's Oi SA filed a motion this week in U.S. bankruptcy court to pressure the telephone operator to consider a proposal which could give lenders control of the restructured company, a source close to the lenders said.

May 19 2017

Brazil watchdog opens new probes into JBS-related insider trading

SAO PAULO Brazil's securities regulator said it launched four new probes against meatpacker JBS SA and other companies controlled by J&F Investimentos on Friday to investigate suspicious trades made before markets were rattled by the revelation of a plea deal by the company's top executives.

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