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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

Sep 13 2017

Brazil police arrest JBS CEO Batista, plea deal in limbo

SAO PAULO Brazil's federal police on Wednesday arrested the chief executive of JBS SA, the world's No. 1 meatpacker, accusing him of insider trading ahead of a plea bargain he signed this year whose disclosure pummeled the company's stock.

Aug 24 2017

Brazil colleges seek softer cuts to state loan subsidies plan

SAO PAULO, Aug 24 Brazilian for-profit education companies are asking lawmakers to soften planned cuts and restrictions in a government program for student loan subsidies that has helped widen the federal budget deficit in recent years.

Jul 11 2017

Brazil turmoil may delay homebuilders' rescue plan, builders say

SAO PAULO, July 11 Brazil's political turmoil could delay efforts to prop up homebuilders struggling with sales cancellations even as officials and industry leaders are close to reaching an agreement on a basic set of rules.

Jun 23 2017

Kroton confident Brazil will approve Estacio deal, source says

SAO PAULO Kroton Educacional SA expects a key appointment at Brazil's antitrust watchdog Cade this week will help it win approval of its purchase of rival Estácio Participações SA, creating the world's No. 1 for-profit education company, a person directly involved in the transaction said on Friday.

Jun 05 2017

Brazil antitrust watchdog imposes tougher terms to approve deal: sources

SAO PAULO Brazil's antitrust watchdog Cade has demanded asset sales larger than initially expected by the country's largest for-profit college operators, Kroton Educacional SA and Estácio Participações SA, before it will approve their merger, three people with knowledge of the matter said on Monday.

Apr 20 2017

Brazil's Estácio suspects former CEO involved in email leak scandal

SAO PAULO, April 20 Estácio Participações SA suspects former Chief Executive Officer Rogério Melzi was involved in an email leak scandal that added risks to the Brazilian for-profit education firm's takeover by larger rival Kroton Educacional SA.

Jan 20 2017

Brazil's Estácio bullish on new student enrollments: CEO

SAO PAULO Brazilian college operator Estácio Participações SA aims to raise more revenue per pupil in its next incoming class by giving fewer scholarships and offering a new student loan arrangement, Chief Executive Pedro Thompson said late Thursday.

Jan 17 2017

Brazil construction firms likely to agree on sales cancellation rules -source

SAO PAULO, Jan 17 Brazil's government and homebuilders are expected to agree on new industry rules as early as Tuesday giving companies the right to keep a defined share of the value of the home in the event of a canceled purchase, according to a person with direct knowledge of the talks.

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