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Ankur Banerjee

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

Jun 06 2018

Athenahealth CEO steps down; company considers sale

Athenahealth Inc's Chief Executive Officer Jonathan Bush stepped down on Wednesday and the healthcare software maker said it was exploring options, including selling itself, following pressure from activist investor Elliott Management.

May 30 2018

American Cancer Society recommends earlier colorectal cancer screening

The American Cancer Society on Wednesday recommended that people at average risk of colorectal cancer start regular screening at the age of 45 rather than at 50, at a time when studies show a rise in cases of the disease among younger individuals.

May 03 2018

Cigna first quarter profit beats but shares drop on Express Scripts worries

Cigna Corp reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit and raised its full-year forecast on Thursday, but investors remained concerned about its planned $52 billion acquisition of Express Scripts Holding Co , sending shares 2.6 percent lower.

May 02 2018

Humana CEO emphasizes partnerships, no clues on a major deal

The head of Humana Inc on Wednesday said the U.S. health insurer is focused on corporate partnerships and small deals to create health clinics, curbing investor hopes of an imminent major transaction as the sector undergoes a seismic consolidation.

May 01 2018

Apple in charts before second-quarter earnings

Apple reports second-quarter results later on Tuesday, following warnings from some chipmakers who supply the world's biggest smartphone makers about demand for the iPhone and other top-end models.

Apr 25 2018

Anthem profit beats on lower medical costs; raises forecast

Anthem Inc reported a stronger-than-expected first- quarter profit on Wednesday as it kept a tight leash on medical costs, prompting the health insurer to raise its full-year profit forecast.

Apr 24 2018

Centene cuts full-year forecast on Fidelis deal delay

Centene Corp on Tuesday cut its full-year forecast due to a delay in closing its $3.75 billion takeover of Fidelis Care, a not-for-profit Medicaid insurer, sending its shares down 3 percent in premarket trading.

Apr 19 2018

Fox chose Disney over Comcast on regulatory, stock fears: filing

Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox Inc , which agreed in December to sell most of its assets to Walt Disney Co for $52.4 billion, had previously rejected a bid from Comcast Corp over concerns about the regulatory risks and its stock value, a regulatory filing on Wednesday showed.

Apr 03 2018

Weight-loss surgery tied to increases in divorces, marriages

(Reuters Health) - Weight loss surgery can affect interpersonal relationships, a Swedish report suggests.

Mar 08 2018

Health insurer Cigna to buy Express Scripts for about $52 billion

U.S. health insurer Cigna Corp struck a $52-billion deal to buy pharmacy benefits manager (PBM) Express Scripts Holding Co on Thursday, looking for new ways to hold onto their profits as the industry faces greater scrutiny for rising healthcare costs. | Video

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