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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

Aug 13 2018

Empty shipyard and suicides as 'Hyundai Town' grapples with grim future

ULSAN, South Korea When Lee Dong-hee came to Ulsan to work for Hyundai Heavy Industries five years ago, shipyards in the city known as Hyundai Town operated day and night and workers could make triple South Korea's annual average salary. | Video

Aug 09 2018

Samsung eyes young buyers with gaming, music-friendly Galaxy Note 9

SEOUL Samsung Electronics Co Ltd unveiled the Galaxy Note 9 "phablet" in New York on Thursday in a key product launch that it hopes will attract younger customers with stepped-up features and services for gamers and music-lovers. | Video

Jul 31 2018

Samsung Electronics profit growth slows as Galaxy S9 misses sales targets

SEOUL Samsung Electronics Co Ltd posted its slowest quarterly profit growth in more than a year on Tuesday as its Galaxy S9 device missed sales targets and competition heated up, casting doubt on its leadership of the smartphone market. | Video

Jul 26 2018

Chipmaker SK Hynix positive on DRAM sales as second quarter profit soars

SEOUL South Korean chipmaker SK Hynix Inc said global demand for cloud computing should underpin DRAM chip sales for the rest of the year, as it posted record second-quarter profit on Thursday despite worries over the weak flash memory market.

Jul 25 2018

Chipmaker SK Hynix posts record second-quarter profit on strong DRAM sales

SEOUL South Korean chipmaker SK Hynix Inc posted record second-quarter operating profit on Thursday, beating market expectations thanks to strong sales of DRAM chips for servers.

Jul 25 2018

Apple supplier LG Display slashes investment plans as losses mount

SEOUL South Korea's LG Display Co Ltd , a key Apple supplier, slashed its investment plans by $2.7 billion to 2020 citing concern for the global smartphone market, as it posted a second consecutive quarterly loss on sagging panel prices. | Video

Jul 17 2018

Moonwalking: South Korea's wage, hours policies backfire for jobless, low income workers

SEOUL President Moon Jae-in wants South Koreans to work less and earn more – and to achieve that his government has hiked the minimum wage and slashed the maximum length of the working week. But Heo Jeong, who serves barley tea samples at a Lotte Mart store in Seoul, says she lost a third of her income as a result.

Jul 12 2018

South Korea regulator says Samsung BioLogics violated accounting rules

SEOUL South Korea's top financial regulator said on Thursday contract drug manufacturer Samsung BioLogics Co violated accounting rules in a case involving a joint venture and that it will report the firm and its CEO to prosecutors for investigation.

Jul 05 2018

Samsung Electronics profit growth slows on smartphone weakness

SEOUL South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd estimated on Friday earnings grew at the slowest pace in more than a year in the second quarter, as analysts said weak smartphone sales likely offset record high chip earnings.

Jul 04 2018

Samsung's second quarter profit may flag as smartphone innovation dries up

SEOUL Samsung Electronics Co Ltd is expected to post its smallest profit growth in more than a year in the second quarter, as lackluster sales of its premium Galaxy smartphones overshadow its highly profitable chip business.

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