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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

Mar 15 2018

Italy's Atlantia joins ACS to end $22 billion battle for Spain's Abertis

MILAN/ROME Italy's Atlantia and Spanish builder ACS agreed a joint 18 billion euro ($22 billion) bid for Abertis on Wednesday, ending a five-month battle for the Spanish road-toll operator and easing political worries.

Mar 14 2018

Spain's ACS to take lead in deal with Atlantia to buy Abertis: sources

MADRID/MILAN Spanish builder ACS will take the lead in a plan with Italy's Atlantia to jointly acquire toll road operator Abertis , two sources said, in a move aimed at soothing Spanish fears of losing a corporate crown jewel.

Mar 08 2018

Spain's ACS, Italy's Atlantia may agree to break up Abertis: source

MADRID/MILAN/ROME Spain's ACS and Italy's Atlantia said they are in talks over their competing bids for Spanish toll road company Abertis and a source said they could decide to break up the company rather than press on with a costly takeover battle.

Mar 02 2018

Atlantia buys stake in Channel tunnel firm, still wants Abertis

MILAN/PARIS Atlantia has bought a 15.5 percent stake in the operator of the Channel tunnel for more than 1 billion euros ($1.2 billion), it said on Friday, adding the deal did not change its plan to buy Spain's Abertis .

Feb 21 2018

Atlantia leaves door open to sweetened Abertis offer

ROME Atlantia's shareholders on Wednesday approved superficial changes to its offer for Spanish toll-road operator Abertis and left scope for the board to sweeten the bid in the coming weeks.

Jan 25 2018

At least three dead after commuter train derails near Milan

SEGGIANO DI PIOLTELLO, Italy At least three people were killed and 13 seriously injured on Thursday when a train carrying some 250 people along a busy commuter route derailed near Milan in northern Italy, regional authorities said. | Video

Jan 17 2018

Dealmaking Ferrero tycoon breaks decades of family tradition

MILAN For almost 70 years, family-owned chocolate group Ferrero shunned acquisitions, relying completely on its ability to grow on its own and dream up new products. Those days are gone.

Jan 17 2018

Health-conscious Nestle sells U.S. candy to Ferrero for $2.8 billion

LONDON/MILAN Swiss food group Nestle has agreed to sell its U.S. confectionery business to Italy's Ferrero for $2.8 billion, it said on Tuesday, marking CEO Mark Schneider's first big sale and a small step on its path towards healthier products. | Video

Jan 16 2018

Nestle sells U.S. candy to Ferrero amid health push

LONDON/MILAN, Jan 16 Swiss food group Nestle agreed to sell its U.S. confectionery business to Italy's Ferrero for $2.8 billion, it said on Tuesday, the first major sale from CEO Mark Schneider and a small step on its path towards healthier products.

Dec 22 2017

Italian chef's new restaurant chain: free food made from scraps

MILAN Italian Michelin-starred chef Massimo Bottura plans to open two new restaurants in Paris and Naples next year, but wealthy diners are not welcome. The food will be free, made from supermarket scraps and served only to the poor. | Video


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