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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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Linde, Praxair get EU approval for $82 billion deal, await U.S. decision

BRUSSELS German industrial gases group Linde and U.S. rival Praxair secured conditional EU antitrust approval on Monday for their $82 billion merger but still have to clear a major hurdle with U.S. enforcers.

Aug 14 2018

IATA still pursuing complaint against Honeywell after CFM deal

BRUSSELS The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is pursuing its complaint against Honeywell to EU antitrust regulators, it said on Tuesday, even as the air transport group struck a deal over a similar grievance with engine maker CFM.

Aug 13 2018

Independent labels urge EU to block Sony's $2.3 billion bid for EMI

BRUSSELS Independent music labels group Impala has called on EU antitrust regulators to block Sony Corp's bid to become the world's largest music publisher with its $2.3 billion offer for control of EMI, saying the combination would have too much market power.

Aug 07 2018

EU's top court backs copyright holder in landmark ruling

BRUSSELS Users who publish content freely available on the internet should get consent from the person behind it, Europe's top court ruled on Tuesday in a boost to the bloc's creative industries.

Jul 31 2018

Credit Suisse charged with rigging foreign exchange rates

BRUSSELS Credit Suisse has been charged by European Union antitrust regulators with rigging foreign exchange rates, a sign that the five-year-long EU investigation may reach a conclusion in the coming months.

Jul 25 2018

Court adviser suggests ruling against EU veto of UPS, TNT merger

BRUSSELS Europe's top court should rule against the EU's veto of United Parcel Service's takeover bid for Dutch peer TNT because of procedural errors by regulators, a court adviser said on Wednesday.

Jul 25 2018

Top EU court tells lower tribunal to review EU ruling on Spanish ship aid scheme

BRUSSELS Europe's top court told a lower tribunal on Wednesday to re-examine EU regulators' ruling against a Spanish ship finance scheme, a judgment that could strengthen the EU's hand in a crackdown on corporate tax avoidance.

Jul 24 2018

Philips, Asus, Pioneer and D&M hit with e-commerce fines

BRUSSELS Dutch group Philips and three other consumer electronics companies were fined a total 111.2 million euros ($130 million) by EU antitrust regulators on Tuesday for imposing fixed or minimum online prices for their products.

Jul 19 2018

EU regulators boost Qualcomm pricing case as Trump raps Google fine

BRUSSELS EU antitrust regulators have reinforced their case against Qualcomm where the U.S. chipmaker has been accused of selling chipsets below cost to drive out a rival.

Jul 19 2018

Thales, Gemalto 4.8 bln euro deal faces EU probe - sources

BRUSSELS French aerospace and defence group Thales' 4.8-billion-euro (4.31 billion pounds) plan to acquire chipmaker Gemalto to become a top-three global player in digital security faces a full-scale EU probe, two people familiar with the matter said on Thursday.


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