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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 06 2018

Brazilian homebuilder Cyrela looks to enter loan business with start-up

SAO PAULO, June 6 Cyrela Brazil Realty SA , one of Latin America's largest homebuilders, is raising up to 150 million reais ($39 million) for an internal start-up that will extend home equity loans to Brazilians, an executive said.

May 03 2018

Brazil retailer Via Varejo explores new delivery options, eyes Uber deal

SAO PAULO Brazil's largest appliance retailer, Via Varejo SA , is expanding a partnership with the state-run postal service while exploring options such as using Uber transport apps to deliver goods, an executive told Reuters on Thursday.

Apr 23 2018

Kroton nabs Somos for up to $1.8 billion in Brazil education deal

SAO PAULO/BRASILIA Brazil's largest for-profit education firm, Kroton Educacional SA , resumed its buying spree with an acquisition of Somos Educação SA for up to 6.3 billion reais ($1.8 billion), making a bold move into educating children after antitrust regulators knocked down a major university merger.

Mar 12 2018

Carrefour Brasil plans to expand; considers purchases and partnerships

SAO PAULO Carrefour Brasil , one of Brazil's largest retailers, plans to aggressively expand its store network, and will consider acquisitions and partnerships as part of that drive, executives said on Monday.

Mar 08 2018

Brazil's MRV eyes generous dividends as 2018 starts on a bright note

SAO PAULO, March 8 Brazil's MRV Engenharia e Participações SA, one of Latin America's largest homebuilders, will pay a 155 million real ($47 million) extraordinary dividend in the second quarter and more may follow in 2018, its CEO told Reuters on Thursday.

Mar 08 2018

Exclusive: Amazon.com readies move to sell electronics directly in Brazil - sources

SAO PAULO Amazon.com Inc met in Brazil last week with an array of manufacturers to discuss plans to stock and sell products from consumer electronics to perfume in the country, according to two people that took part in the meetings.

Feb 09 2018

Exclusive: Amazon eyes new warehouse in Brazil e-commerce push - sources

SAO PAULO Amazon.com Inc is looking to lease a 50,000-square-meter warehouse just outside Sao Paulo, people familiar with the matter told Reuters, as it steps up its push into Latin America's biggest retail market, Brazil.

Jan 16 2018

Brazil's MRV home sales jump amid real estate turnaround

SAO PAULO, Jan 16 Contracted sales at MRV Engenharia e Participações SA jumped 34.2 percent in the fourth quarter year-on-year, reaching 1.7 billion reais ($527 million), as Brazil's largest homebuilder benefits from a nationwide real estate rebound.

Dec 07 2017

Professors head to courts, threaten strike after Estacio layoffs in Brazil

SAO PAULO A battle between Brazilian private college operator Estacio Participacoes SA and the country's professors arrived in the courts on Thursday, as unions and students protested against the company's recent move to fire over 1,000 teachers.

Dec 06 2017

Brazil's Tenda to boost land acquisitions, launches in 2018

SAO PAULO, Dec 6 Brazilian homebuilder Construtora Tenda SA hopes to boost spending on land acquisitions by 25 percent in 2018 as the country's lower end real estate market begins to rebound, executives said on Wednesday.


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