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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

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Luxottica, Essilor offer no merger concessions to EU regulators

BRUSSELS Luxottica and Essilor have not offered any concessions to allay EU antitrust regulators' concerns over their proposed 46-billion-euro ($55.2 billion) merger, increasing the possibility of a lengthy EU investigation into the deal.

Sep 18 2017

Exclusive: Google offers to treat rivals equally via auction - sources

BRUSSELS Google has offered to display rival comparison shopping sites via an auction, as it aims to stave off further EU antitrust fines, four people familiar with the matter said.

Sep 11 2017

Exclusive: EU regulators have concerns over Luxottica-Essilor merger - source

BRUSSELS EU anti-trust regulators will meet Luxottica and Essilor this week to express concerns about their plan to merge into a 46 billion-euro ($55.12 billion) global eyewear powerhouse, a person familiar with the matter said on Monday.

Sep 11 2017

EU regulators have concerns about Luxottica, Essilor merger - source

BRUSSELS EU antitrust regulators have concerns over the proposed 46 billion-euro ($55 billion) merger deal between the world's biggest eyewear company, Luxottica, and top lens maker Essilor, and will inform them later this week, a person familiar with the matter said on Monday.

Sep 11 2017

Google challenges record EU antitrust fine in court

BRUSSELS Google appealed on Monday against a record 2.4-billion-euro ($2.9 billion) EU antitrust fine, with its chances of success boosted by Intel's partial victory last week against another EU sanction.

Sep 08 2017

German competition watchdog to announce Facebook findings by year-end

FLORENCE The initial findings of Germany's investigation of U.S. social network company Facebook over possible market abuse will be announced by the end of the year, the country's cartel office said on Friday.

Sep 06 2017

Court orders Intel case review in EU antitrust blow

LUXEMBOURG/BRUSSELS Europe's top judges dealt a rare blow to European Union antitrust regulators on Wednesday by sending their case against U.S. chipmaker Intel Corp back to court for an appeal. | Video

Sep 05 2017

European court rules companies must tell employees of email checks

STRASBOURG Companies must tell employees in advance if their work email accounts are being monitored without unduly infringing their privacy, the European Court of Human Rights said in a ruling on Tuesday defining the scope of corporate email snooping. | Video

Sep 04 2017

Landmark Intel judgment critical for other EU antitrust cases

BRUSSELS Europe's top court will rule on Wednesday whether U.S. chipmaker Intel offered illegal rebates to squeeze out rivals in a judgment that could affect EU antitrust regulators' cases against Qualcomm and Alphabet's Google.

Aug 29 2017

Alphabet's Google acts to comply with EU antitrust order

BRUSSELS Google has submitted details of how it plans to stop favoring its shopping service to comply with a European Union antitrust order, EU regulators said on Tuesday.


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