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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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Ex-NYC union head convicted of taking bribe for investing in hedge fund

NEW YORK The former head of New York City's correction officers' union was found guilty on Wednesday of accepting a bribe to steer union money to now-defunct hedge fund Platinum Partners for investing.

7:30am EDT

Court upholds Minnesota law letting union rep Medicaid home care workers

The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday upheld a Minnesota law allowing workers who provide in-home care to disabled Medicaid recipients to vote for a union to serve as their sole representative in negotiating with the state.

Aug 14 2018

Trump administration sued over Arkansas' Medicaid work requirements

NEW YORK Advocacy groups on Tuesday filed a lawsuit challenging the decision by President Donald Trump's administration to allow Arkansas to impose work requirements on Medicaid recipients in the state.

Aug 14 2018

British actress can sue Weinstein for sex trafficking: U.S. judge

NEW YORK Movie producer Harvey Weinstein must face a U.S. lawsuit by a British actress who has accused him of violating sex trafficking laws by inviting her to a hotel room in France and sexually assaulting her, a federal judge ruled on Tuesday.

Aug 14 2018

Tinder founders sue parent IAC, saying it owes them billions

NEW YORK A group of founders, executives and early employees of Tinder on Tuesday sued IAC/InterActiveCorp , claiming the parent company deliberately undervalued the dating app to avoid paying them billions of dollars and deprived some employees of stock options. | Video

Aug 14 2018

Tinder founders sue parent IAC, saying it undervalued company

NEW YORK, Aug 14 A group of founders, executives and early employees of popular dating app Tinder on Tuesday sued IAC/InterActiveCorp, claiming the parent company deliberately undervalued Tinder to avoid paying them billions of dollars.

Aug 14 2018

Harvey Weinstein must face British actress's sex trafficking lawsuit

NEW YORK, Aug 14 Movie producer Harvey Weinstein must face a civil lawsuit by a British actress who has accused him of violating sex trafficking laws by inviting her to a hotel room in France and sexually assaulting her, a federal judge ruled on Tuesday.

Aug 14 2018

U.S. rebuffs ex-Aegerion execs' arguments in whistleblower case

The U.S. Department of Justice has urged a federal judge to reject key arguments made by former Aegerion Pharmaceuticals Inc executives and employees seeking to dismiss a whistleblower suit accusing them of promoting the cholesterol drug Juxtapid off-label.

Aug 13 2018

Former Transmar executive sentenced to three years prison for fraud

NEW YORK Former Transmar Commodity Group Ltd chief executive Peter G. Johnson was sentenced to three years in prison on Monday after he pleaded guilty to defrauding banks in order to win a $400 million credit line for the now bankrupt New Jersey-based cocoa trading company, prosecutors said.

Aug 13 2018

Switzerland's ZKB to pay $98 million to end U.S. probe of tax evasion

NEW YORK Swiss lender Zuercher Kantonalbank (ZKB) [ZKB.UL] has agreed to pay about $98 million to resolve a U.S. investigation into its role in tax evasion by wealthy Americans using undeclared Swiss bank accounts, a U.S. prosecutor said at a court hearing on Monday.

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