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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

Jun 12 2018

Seattle City Council repeals 'head tax' weeks after enactment

SEATTLE The Seattle City Council on Tuesday repealed a newly enacted "head tax" on the city's largest companies, including Amazon.com, in the face of seemingly insurmountable big-business opposition to a revenue measure meant to combat homelessness.

Jun 07 2018

Daimler fights Tesla, VW with new electric big rig truck

PORTLAND, Ore./FRANKFURT Daimler AG unveiled on Wednesday an all-electric big rig truck it promises to have in production in 2021, as the German automaker mounts a major challenge to European and American rivals, including new entrants like Tesla Inc .

May 23 2018

UPS hits customers with new fees for oversized packages

SEATTLE United Parcel Service Inc will begin charging an extra $150 next month to handle oversized packages and pallets, along with a new charge for packages with mislabeled dimensions, the company said on Wednesday.

May 16 2018

Mexico's Pemex says testing crude for import could start in July

SEATTLE Mexican state-run oil company Pemex expects to begin testing light crudes as soon as July for possible import, looking to boost margins at its domestic refineries, its chief executive said on Tuesday.

May 03 2018

Anheuser-Busch orders up to 800 hydrogen-fueled big rigs

SEATTLE Budweiser beer maker Anheuser-Busch said on Thursday it reserved up to 800 hydrogen-fueled semi-trucks from Nikola Motor Company as part of plans to convert its dedicated long-haul fleet to renewable powered trucks by 2025.

May 02 2018

E-commerce delivery demand lifts XPO first-quarter profit, but costs rise

SEATTLE XPO Logistics , one of the largest global freight transportation and warehousing companies, reported a rise in quarterly profit on Wednesday, fueled by strong demand for deliveries of online purchases offsetting higher costs.

May 02 2018

E-commerce delivery demand lifts XPO 1st-qtr profit, but costs rise

SEATTLE, May 2 XPO Logistics, one of the largest global freight transportation and warehousing companies, reported a rise in quarterly profit on Wednesday, fueled by strong demand for deliveries of online purchases offsetting higher costs.

May 02 2018

Exclusive: UPS weighs strategy to deliver bulky goods to boost growth

United Parcel Service Inc is in talks with at least one U.S. trucking firm to launch an in-home delivery service for large, heavy goods such as couches and treadmills, as the world's largest package deliverer looks to cash in on one the fastest growing segments of online retail. | Video

Apr 26 2018

Union Pacific warns on operating ratio, shares slip

Union Pacific Corp warned on Thursday it was unlikely to achieve its targets for a key efficiency measure by 2019 due to congestion on its rail network, knocking down shares of the No. 1 U.S. railroad by as much as 7 percent.

Apr 26 2018

More parcels, higher prices lift UPS profit but costs soar

NEW YORK United Parcel Service Inc reported higher first-quarter net profit on Thursday, driven by strong package volumes in its core U.S. segment, but higher costs from Saturday delivery and nasty winter weather weighed on the bottom line.

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