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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

Jun 15 2018

CYBG on track to clinch Virgin Money deal before deadline - source

LONDON, June 15 CYBG is closing in an agreement to buy rival Virgin Money to create a larger bank to take on Britain's biggest lenders, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Friday.

Jun 15 2018

British M&A booms two years on from Brexit vote

LONDON Deal-making involving UK companies has picked up in the two years since the country's decision to leave the European Union, defying worries that Brexit would stifle mergers and acquisition activity, data from Thomson Reuters Deals Intelligence shows.

Jun 07 2018

Britain's Whitbread open to selling either Costa or Premier Inn

LONDON Britain's Whitbread is open to selling its Costa coffee chain or Premier Inn hotels and abandoning its original plan to spin-off the coffee business, according to a new executive pay scheme circulated to shareholders.

Jun 07 2018

Britain's Whitbread open to selling either Costa or Premier Inn

LONDON, June 7 Britain's Whitbread is open to selling its Costa coffee chain or Premier Inn hotels and abandoning its original plan to spin-off the coffee business, according to a new executive pay scheme circulated to shareholders.

Jun 05 2018

International Paper to drop bid for Smurfit Kappa

London International Paper confirmed on Tuesday that it will not make an offer for Irish packaging company Smurfit Kappa , because of lack of engagement from Smurfit's management.

Jun 05 2018

International Paper to drop bid for Smurfit Kappa - sources

London International Paper is planning to walk away from its takeover approach for Irish packaging company Smurfit Kappa , according to two people with direct knowledge of the matter.

Jun 01 2018

Exclusive: Sorrell tells investor his new venture is not targeting WPP

LONDON WPP's former chief executive Martin Sorrell has moved to reassure investors in the advertising giant that the firm he has set up since his abrupt exit will not compete directly with it.

Jun 01 2018

Autonomy auditors, ex-finance execs face UK accounting complaint

LONDON Britain's accountancy watchdog has filed formal complaints against the auditors and two former finance executives of Autonomy, the software business bought by Hewlett Packard (HP) for $11 billion in 2011.

May 29 2018

Pret A Manger sold for $2 billion to Germany's deal-hungry Reimann family

LONDON British sandwich and coffee shop chain Pret A Manger was sold for $2 billion on Tuesday to an investment fund of Germany's billionaire Reimann family, as part of a global acquisition spree aimed at challenging Nestle in the coffee sector.

May 29 2018

Standard Life Aberdeen to return as much as 1.75 billion pounds to investors

LONDON Standard Life Aberdeen plans to return as much as 1.75 billion pounds to its shareholders in the wake of the sale of its insurance business to Phoenix Group .

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