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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 14 2018

Italy won't ratify EU free-trade deal with Canada: farm minister

MILAN Italy will not ratify the European Union's free trade agreement with Canada, its new agriculture minister said on Thursday, ratcheting up an international trade spat and potentially scuppering the EU's biggest accord in years.

Jun 11 2018

Italy's market watchdog chief reassures investors on euro membership

MILAN The newly appointed head of Italy's markets authority reassured investors on Monday about the country's commitment to the euro, echoing comments made a day earlier by the new economy minister.

May 30 2018

Aperitif, anyone? Spirits firms chase cocktail for growth

MILAN/LONDON Drinks companies are converging on an unusual cocktail recipe: less alcohol. | Video

Apr 16 2018

Benettons pin colors to telecoms masts with Cellnex stake

MILAN Italy's Atlantia said on Monday it would sell a 29.9 percent stake in Spanish telecoms mast group Cellnex to Edizione, which is the Benetton family holding company and also its controlling shareholder.

Apr 16 2018

Italian minister calls Vivendi 'awful' investor in Telecom Italia

MILAN Vivendi has been an "awful" investor in Telecom Italia (TIM), Italy's outgoing Industry Minister Carlo Calenda told daily la Repubblica on Monday, as the French media company fights to keep its grip on Italy's biggest phone group.

Apr 12 2018

Lavazza vows independence, says turned down JAB and Nestle

TURIN, Italy Italian coffee maker Lavazza is determined to stay independent, one of its family owners said on Thursday, revealing the firm had rejected bid approaches from the industry's top players, JAB Holding and Nestle , in recent years.

Apr 12 2018

Lavazza vows independence, says turned down JAB and Nestle

TURIN, Italy Italian coffee maker Lavazza is determined to stay independent, one of its family owners said on Thursday, revealing the firm had rejected bid approaches from the industry's top players, JAB Holding and Nestle , in recent years.

Apr 12 2018

Lavazza vows independence, says turned down JAB and Nestle

TURIN, Italy, April 12 Italian coffee maker Lavazza is determined to stay independent, one of its family owners said on Thursday, revealing the firm had rejected bid approaches from the industry's top players, JAB Holdings and Nestle, in recent years.

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.

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