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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

Nov 21 2017

Trump says AT&T plan to buy Time Warner 'not a good deal'

U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday stood by his criticism of pay TV and wireless company AT&T's deal to buy movie and TV show maker Time Warner Inc, which the Justice Department has sued to stop. | Video

Nov 21 2017

U.S. sues to stop AT&T buying Time Warner, says would hike rates

WASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Justice sued AT&T Inc on Monday to block its $85.4 billion acquisition of Time Warner Inc , saying the deal could raise prices for rivals and pay-TV subscribers while hampering the development of online video. | Video

Nov 21 2017

US-Regierungsklage gegen Fusion von AT&T und Time Warner

Washington Das US-Justizministerium will die milliardenschwere Übernahme des Medienkonzerns Time Warner durch den Telekomriesen AT&T mit einer Klage verhindern. Dies geht aus am Montag vorliegenden Gerichtunterlagen hervor. Demnach befürchten die Behörden höhere Kosten für Konkurrenten und Kunden sowie eine Verzögerung bei der Entwicklung von Online-Angeboten. AT&T-Justiziar David McAtee kritisierte das Vorgehen und erklärte, es werde vor einem Bundesgericht scheitern. Es gebe keinen legitimen Grund dafür, die Übernahme anders zu behandeln als andere vertikale Fusionen. Präsident Donald Trump hat den zu Time Warner gehörenden Nachrichtensender CNN wiederholt kritisiert.

Nov 20 2017

Mass killer, cult leader Charles Manson dies at 83

Charles Manson, the wild-eyed cult leader who orchestrated a string of gruesome killings in Southern California by his "family" of young followers, shattering the peace-and-love ethos of the late 1960s, died on Sunday, prison officials said. He was 83.

Nov 16 2017

Ex-Trump lawyer to defend AT&T-Time Warner merger

WASHINGTON AT&T Inc said it hired media lawyer Daniel Petrocelli, whose clients have included U.S. President Donald Trump, to defend its acquisition of media and entertainment company Time Warner Inc if the government sues to block the deal.

Nov 15 2017

U.S. government approaches 18 states to fight AT&T-Time Warner deal

WASHINGTON The U.S. Justice Department has approached 18 state attorneys general to try to win their support for an antitrust lawsuit to block pay TV and wireless powerhouse AT&T Inc's $85.4 billion deal to buy media and entertainment company Time Warner Inc, a person briefed on the matter said on Wednesday. | Video

Nov 15 2017

Oracle backs tougher foreign investment bills aimed at China

WASHINGTON Software maker Oracle Corp is backing bipartisan legislation that aims to toughen foreign investment rules amid increasing concern over Chinese efforts to buy U.S. high-tech companies, according to a letter seen by Reuters on Wednesday.

Nov 14 2017

IBM urges lawmakers to 'narrow' bill targeting Chinese investment

WASHINGTON International Business Machines Corp has urged lawmakers to use a different strategy than toughening foreign investment rules because of U.S. concerns about Chinese military actions and intellectual property theft, according to a letter seen by Reuters on Tuesday.

Nov 08 2017

U.S. lawmakers introduce bipartisan bills on foreign investment amid China worries

WASHINGTON A bipartisan group of lawmakers in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives introduced bills on Wednesday to toughen U.S. foreign investment rules amid growing concern about Chinese efforts to buy U.S. high-tech companies.

Nov 07 2017

Eyewear mega deal could hurt U.S. consumers, but still be approved

WASHINGTON The world's biggest eyeglass frame maker is planning to merge with the largest lens maker in a tie-up U.S. antitrust experts fear will be bad news for consumers, but could still be approved.

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