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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 22 2018

U.S. charges more than 250 in elder fraud scam crackdown

WASHINGTON More than 250 people were charged in a major U.S. crackdown on elder fraud scams that victimized over 1 million people and led to $500 million in losses, the Justice Department announced on Thursday.

Feb 20 2018

Judge denies AT&T access to White House correspondence on Time Warner deal

WASHINGTON A judge on Tuesday denied AT&T Inc's request to see White House communications that might shed light on whether U.S. President Donald Trump pressured the Department of Justice to try to block the wireless carrier's purchase of Time Warner Inc .

Feb 16 2018

U.S. seeks to block AT&T from citing Trump opposition in merger lawsuit

WASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Justice on Friday moved to prevent AT&T Inc from arguing that politics played a role in the government's decision to stop its merger with Time Warner Inc , a deal that President Donald Trump had publicly criticized.

Feb 16 2018

Qualcomm says open to more deal talks with Broadcom following meeting

Qualcomm Inc on Friday called a meeting with Broadcom Ltd to discuss the latter's $121 billion bid constructive and opened the door to more talks, but continued to reject the proposed deal between the semiconductor companies.

Feb 14 2018

FTC nominees open to tech probes, concerned about high drug prices

WASHINGTON The Federal Trade Commission should be open to investigating big tech firms like Google or Facebook if they use their power inappropriately and should create a drug pricing task force to identify unusual price increases, Joe Simons said at a hearing to consider his nomination to head the agency.

Feb 09 2018

Qualcomm rejects Broadcom's revised buyout offer, proposes meeting

U.S. semiconductor company Qualcomm Inc on Thursday rejected Broadcom Ltd's revised $121 billion (£186.8 billion) buyout offer, but proposed meeting its peer to see whether they can address what it called the bid's "serious deficiencies in value and certainty."

Feb 08 2018

Anti-China bill being softened after U.S. companies complain

WASHINGTON Proposed legislation in Congress aimed at preventing China from acquiring sensitive technology is being softened after protests by big U.S. companies that fear a loss in sales, four people with knowledge of the matter said this week.

Feb 08 2018

Anti-China bill being softened after U.S. companies complain

WASHINGTON, Feb 8 Proposed legislation in Congress aimed at preventing China from acquiring sensitive technology is being softened after protests by big U.S. companies who fear a loss in sales, four people with knowledge of the matter said this week.

Feb 07 2018

Senate panel sets confirmation hearing for four FTC nominees

WASHINGTON The U.S. Senate Commerce Committee set confirmation hearings next week for three Republicans and one Democrat nominated to the Federal Trade Commission, the panel said on Wednesday.

Feb 05 2018

Broadcom unveils $121 billion 'best and final' offer for Qualcomm

Broadcom Ltd made a $121 billion "best and final offer" on Monday to acquire Qualcomm Inc, ratcheting up pressure on its U.S. semiconductor peer to engage in talks on what would be the biggest ever technology acquisition.

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