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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

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

Two years ago, Alan Gertner was head of Google's Asia-Pacific sales team in Singapore, handling more than $100 million in business. | Video

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.

Nov 09 2017

Sky-high stock market has investors looking to commodities

NEW YORK A growing number of investors are plowing money into commodities, seeking to diversify their holdings on gnawing concerns about a stock market correction as equities scale new highs almost daily.

Nov 08 2017

Icahn subpoenaed by U.S. on biofuels dealing: filing

NEW YORK Billionaire investor Carl Icahn has been subpoenaed by the U.S. Justice Department over his efforts to overhaul the U.S. biofuels program during his time as an unpaid adviser to President Donald Trump, his company said in a securities filing.

Nov 01 2017

Icahn refinery cuts biofuels short amid reform standstill

NEW YORK Carl Icahn's oil refining company CVR Energy has significantly unwound a large short position in the U.S. biofuel credit market, more than halving its outstanding blending obligation, the company said on Wednesday.

Oct 24 2017

Nestle follows Campbell Soup in quitting food manufacturer lobby group

NEW YORK Nestle SA is leaving the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), a lobby group that represents hundreds of food companies in Washington, a spokesman for the group said, just months after a similar decision by Campbell Soup Co .

Oct 23 2017

Rabobank, U.N. launch $1 billion fund to boost sustainable farming

(The Oct 16 story corrects reference to splitting the cost of the program in paragraph 2. Rabobank and the U.N. are finalizing plans for funding, the bank said)

Oct 20 2017

Thailand enters 'War on Sugar' with tax on sweetened beverages

NEW YORK Thailand has slapped tariffs on sugar likely to hit $9 million worth of U.S. beverage exports, the U.S. Agriculture Department said on Friday, as one of the top producers of the sweetener joins a growing list of regions implementing such taxes.

Oct 11 2017

Big Soda scores victory as Chicago-area tax repealed

WASHINGTON/CHICAGO Government officials in Chicago's home county voted on Wednesday to repeal a tax on sugary drinks, a win for a soda industry that has faced criticism from public health officials who link excessive consumption to health epidemics like obesity.


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