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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

Sep 19 2018

U.S. judge dismisses GM ignition switch criminal case

WASHINGTON A federal judge in New York on Wednesday dismissed a criminal case brought against General Motors Co in 2015 over the largest U.S. automaker's handling of an ignition-switch defect linked to 124 deaths.

Sep 19 2018

Delta joins United, JetBlue in hiking U.S. baggage fees to $30

WASHINGTON Delta Airlines Inc, the second-largest U.S. airline, on Wednesday joined other major airlines in hiking domestic flight baggage fees by $5 per bag to $30.

Sep 17 2018

U.S. pushes back national wireless alert test to Oct. 3

WASHINGTON The Trump administration has delayed until next month plans to send a message to all U.S. cellphones testing a previously unused presidential alert system that aims to warn the public about national emergencies, officials said on Monday.

Sep 16 2018

Trump 'likely' to announce new China tariffs as early as Monday: source

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump is likely to announce new tariffs on about $200 billion on Chinese imports as early as Monday, a senior administration official told Reuters on Saturday. | Video

Sep 14 2018

Volvo Cars seeks U.S. tariff exemption for Chinese-made SUV

WASHINGTON Volvo Cars has asked the Trump administration to exempt the company's Chinese-made mid-size XC60 SUV from new 25 percent tariffs, the latest automaker to seek relief from new levies on imports from China.

Sep 14 2018

Amazon's Bezos says Trump should be 'glad' of media scrutiny

WASHINGTON Amazon.com Inc Chief Executive Jeff Bezos said on Thursday the company would announce a decision on where it will build a second headquarters before the end of the year, and also said that President Donald Trump is wrong to "attack the media." | Video

Sep 13 2018

Google's China plan spurs inquiry from U.S. lawmakers, staff departures

A bipartisan group of 16 U.S. lawmakers asked Alphabet Inc's Google on Thursday if it would comply with China's internet censorship and surveillance policies should it re-enter the Chinese search engine market.

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