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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.

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Sep 17 2014

Thailand rice scheme losses $9.9 billion and rising: state bank

BANGKOK Thailand has so far lost 320 billion baht ($9.9 billion) from a 16-month rice support scheme and the final cost will rise substantially, the state bank that helped manage the scheme said on Wednesday, citing Finance Ministry estimates.

Sep 17 2014

Thai rubber growers demand stockpile sale probe, threaten protests

BANGKOK/SINGAPORE Thai rubber growers are calling for an investigation into government claims it sold half the country's stockpile of the commodity, as farmers grow increasingly disillusioned with what they see as a lack of state support.

Sep 10 2014

Leaders of Thai rubber farmers threaten protests as prices slide

BANGKOK More than 10,000 rubber farmers in Thailand, based mostly in the south, are preparing to launch protests against the government and demand it announce measures to help them counter a slump in prices to five-year lows, farmers' leaders said on Wednesday.

Aug 31 2014

Thai ruler Prayuth gives top cabinet posts to junta inner circle

BANGKOK Military ruler General Prayuth Chan-ocha has named an interim cabinet dominated by members of the security forces to govern Thailand through at least a year of political reforms before he permits an election.

Aug 31 2014

Thai ruler Prayuth gives top cabinet posts to junta inner circle

BANGKOK Military ruler General Prayuth Chan-ocha has named an interim cabinet dominated by members of the security forces to govern Thailand through at least a year of political reforms before he permits an election.

Aug 31 2014

Thai ruler Prayuth gives top cabinet posts to junta inner circle

BANGKOK Military ruler General Prayuth Chan-ocha has named an interim cabinet dominated by members of the security forces to govern Thailand through at least a year of political reforms before he permits an election.

Aug 26 2014

Thai rubber farmers feel 'betrayed' by military government

BANGKOK Thai rubber farmers who supported anti-government protests that led to a military coup in May say they feel betrayed because the ruling military is failing to help soften the blow of plunging rubber prices.

Aug 26 2014

Thai rubber farmers feel 'betrayed' by military government

BANGKOK Thai rubber farmers who supported anti-government protests that led to a military coup in May say they feel betrayed because the ruling military is failing to help soften the blow of plunging rubber prices.

Aug 26 2014

Thai rubber farmers feel "betrayed" by military government

BANGKOK, Aug 26 Thai rubber farmers who supported anti-government protests that led to a military coup in May say they feel betrayed because the ruling military is failing to help soften the blow of plunging rubber prices.

Aug 13 2014

Thailand looking to produce ethanol from rotten rice stocks - officials

BANGKOK Thailand's military government is studying a plan to use rotten rice from state stocks to produce ethanol, hoping to make use of grains that have gone bad and help reduce losses from a costly rice-buying scheme, a senior government official said.

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