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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

Feb 14 2018

Bunge exits sugar trading business, has 'interested parties': CEO

CHICAGO Bunge Ltd is exiting the global sugar trading business and has identified "a few interested parties" in the business as it moves to concentrate on its grains and oilseeds operations, the company's chief executive said on Wednesday.

Feb 06 2018

Singapore's Olam to open U.S. cocoa powder plant in Chicago area

NEW YORK Global commodities trader Olam International Ltd is building a cocoa powder manufacturing facility outside Chicago, according to a company spokesman and a local official.

Feb 05 2018

M&M's maker publishes science policy in bid to boost transparency

NEW YORK Mars Inc, which makes M&M's candy and Wrigley's gum, on Monday published its policies on conducting and funding scientific studies for the first time, as it plans to break ties with an industry-backed organization.

Jan 11 2018

Cocoa firm Transmar Group's woes mount as ABN Amro, others sue for fraud

NEW YORK Eight banks including a unit of ABN Amro, Société Générale and BNP Paribas have sued executives of New Jersey-based Transmar Group for defrauding them of $360 million in credit lines, just a year after a unit of the firm filed for bankruptcy.

Jan 04 2018

Marijuana businesses brace for investment chill as U.S. changes policy

SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK Cannabis businesses across the United States said they are bracing for an investment slowdown following the U.S. Justice Department’s Thursday directive that will allow the enforcement of federal marijuana laws in states that have legalized the drug.

Dec 29 2017

Gold soars toward largest annual gain since 2010 on dollar boost

NEW YORK/LONDON Gold extended its rally to a three-month high on Friday, leaping toward its biggest one-year rise in seven years as a wilting U.S. dollar, political tensions and receding concerns over the impact of U.S. interest rate hikes fed into its rally.

Dec 26 2017

Gold touches over three-week high, palladium hits 17-year peak

NEW YORK/BENGALURU Gold prices edged up on Tuesday to a more than three-week high in post-holiday trade on geopolitical concerns, and palladium hit its highest since February 2001 on supply worries.

Dec 08 2017

ED&F Man reviews physical grains trading, may exit business

LONDON/NEW YORK ED&F Man said on Friday it is reviewing its physical grains trading operations after a challenging year and may partially or entirely exit the business.

Dec 06 2017

High tech, high finance and high times for U.S. pot industry

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Nov 14 2017

Struggling Philadelphia refiner sells biofuel credits, raises cash: sources

NEW YORK Oil refiner Philadelphia Energy Solutions (PES) has raised tens of millions of dollars in cash by selling U.S. biofuels credits in recent weeks, according to sources familiar with the transactions, an unusual move for a company that requires the credits to meet federal regulations.

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