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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LONDON Chilean copper producer Antofagasta said first-half core earnings fell 16.2 percent from a year earlier, citing weaker ore quality, and said trade tensions clouded the broader market outlook in the short term.
LONDON Glencore said it would favour share buybacks over deal-making after it reported a 23 percent rise in first-half core earnings on Wednesday, just below analyst forecasts. | Video
LONDON/MOSCOW Kaz Minerals shares plunged after it said it was expanding into Russia with a deal to buy a copper project in Baimskaya for $900 million from a group of investors including Chelsea soccer club owner Roman Abramovich.
LONDON Billionaire Anil Agarwal in July said he planned to offer around $1 billion to take London-listed Vedanta Resources Plc private, a move that has rekindled speculation his ultimate aim is a deal with miner Anglo American .
LONDON Anglo American unit De Beers expects its purchase of Canada's Peregrine Diamonds , its first upstream diamond acquisition since 2000, to be completed in a month to six weeks' time. Only then can it really start sizing up the asset.
LONDON Anglo American is going ahead with the $5 billion (£3.9 billion) development of its Quellaveco project in Peru, one of the world's largest untapped copper resources with the potential to transform the company's business outlook.
LONDON Guinea is in constant talks with Rio Tinto and Chinalco to finalize a deal on selling two blocks of the vast Simandou iron ore project, its mining minister said, adding he was confident an agreement would be reached.
(This version of June 29's story has been refiled to clarify Kevin Fox was speaking at a mining conference in May.)
LONDON/MOSCOW Russian tycoon Oleg Deripaska got a boost on Wednesday in a long-running battle for control of Norilsk Nickel when a high court judge ruled fellow investor Roman Abramovich did not have the right to sell shares in the miner to a third businessman.
CHAPLEAU, Ontario/LONDON Hundreds of feet below thick boreal forest blanketing the Canadian Shield, a squad of near-silent, battery-powered machines are tunneling toward gold in a multimillion-dollar mining experiment to ditch diesel.