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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 14 2018

U.S. union urges states to look into T-Mobile purchase of Sprint

WASHINGTON The Communication Workers of America labor union, which opposes T-Mobile's proposed purchase of rival Sprint, has written to all 50 state attorneys general to highlight potential job losses from the proposed deal as well as antitrust concerns.

Sep 13 2018

California to attend Justice Department meeting on social media

WASHINGTON California will join other states planning to participate in a meeting organized by the U.S. Justice Department to discuss concerns about conservative voices being stifled on social media, the state's attorney general said on Thursday.

Sep 13 2018

Trump's antitrust enforcer considers shifting up a gear

WASHINGTON The chairman of the Federal Trade Commission, which stops mergers it believes will push up prices, signaled Thursday he was willing to consider tougher enforcement, a move that could affect high profile big tech companies but also energy producers, drug makers and a big swath of the U.S. economy.

Sep 13 2018

Trump's antitrust enforcer considers a gear shift

WASHINGTON, Sept 13 The chairman of the Federal Trade Commission, which stops mergers it believes will push up prices, signaled on Thursday he was willing to consider tougher enforcement, a move that could affect high profile big tech companies but also energy producers, drug makers and a big swath of the U.S. economy.

Aug 03 2018

U.S. court allows release of bench transcripts in AT&T merger fight

WASHINGTON An appeals court that is hearing the U.S. Justice Department's fight with AT&T over its merger with Time Warner agreed on Friday to allow the release of transcripts of bench conferences that the public was unable to listen in on during the trial in a lower court.

Jul 16 2018

FCC raises concerns about Sinclair-Tribune deal; shares skid

WASHINGTON Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai said on Monday he had "serious concerns" about Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc’s proposed $3.9 billion acquisition of Tribune Media Co , a surprise move which could potentially scuttle the deal and sent shares of both companies tumbling.

Jul 11 2018

Justice Department announces task force to deter fraud, avoid 'piling on'

WASHINGTON U.S. Justice Department officials on Wednesday announced the establishment of an anti-fraud task force intended to deter fraud and coordinate investigations to avoid "piling on," where multiple agencies probe the same alleged misconduct.

Jul 09 2018

U.S. states probe fast-food franchise deals not to poach workers

WASHINGTON A group of U.S. state attorneys general is investigating whether Five Guys, Panera, Burger King and other big fast food chains are using "no-poach" rules in franchise agreements to hold down wages and limit employee advancement, the officials said on Monday.

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