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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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Volkswagen looking at ways to boost Skoda output, including new plant: sources

BERLIN Volkswagen is looking at ways to boost production at Skoda, including building a new factory outside the brand's Czech home, to help it keep up with booming demand, company sources said.

Mar 15 2018

All change for Audi as it predicts short-term pain

INGOLSTADT, Germany Audi said it is bracing for a difficult year on Thursday as the effects of its biggest-ever model overhaul and the emissions scandal keep Volkswagen's main earner from catching up with German rivals Mercedes-Benz and BMW.

Mar 13 2018

Volkswagen assigns $25 billion in battery orders in electric car drive

BERLIN Volkswagen has picked partners to provide battery cells and related technology worth around 20 billion euros ($25 billion) for its growing electric car program, adding further pressure on U.S. pioneer Tesla . | Video

Mar 12 2018

Germany's Schaeffler clan wants share conversion to give it flexibility

FRANKFURT/BERLIN Schaeffler's controlling family wants to convert about a quarter of the German automotive supplier's stock into non-voting shares, a move that would allow them to sell shares without losing voting rights.

Mar 07 2018

Electric sportscars blur the need for speed

GENEVA Established sports car brands such as Porsche and Lamborghini are losing the speed crown to lesser-known rivals offering electric supercars boasting record acceleration.

Mar 06 2018

Diesel collapse gives automakers carbon headache

GENEVA The accelerating demise of diesel, long used by carmakers to boost fuel-efficiency, is undermining their plans to meet looming European Union CO2 goals and avoid big annual fines. | Video

Mar 06 2018

Volkswagen plant offenbar größeren Konzernumbau

Genf Volkswagen denkt über einen größeren Konzernumbau nach.

Mar 05 2018

VW ponders trucks IPO amid broader efficiency push: CEO

GENEVA Volkswagen is pondering a stock sale of its truck and bus division as part of a broader structural overhaul at the German behemoth to boost efficiency, its chief executive said on Monday.

Feb 28 2018

Bosch shuns battery cell production in blow to Europe

BERLIN Germany's Robert Bosch [ROBG.UL], the world's biggest automotive supplier, has decided against producing its own battery cells, saying the billions of euros of investment needed was too risky.

Feb 23 2018

VW's profitability may take a hit from electric vehicle shift

BERLIN Volkswagen said profitability could take a hit this year as the carmaker invests billions of euros in electric vehicles (EVs) and launches a raft of new models.


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