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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 12 2018

Australia's CBA rejected heart attack insurance claim using outdated model

SYDNEY The insurance arm of Commonwealth Bank of Australia rejected a trauma payout to a customer using outdated criterion that found his heart attack was not severe enough, a powerful public inquiry into the financial sector heard on Wednesday.

Sep 11 2018

Australia's drought could produce a corker vintage

GRIFFITH/BAROSSA, Australia If Australia's big dry has a silver lining, it'll be worth cellaring, according to vintners, who are scrambling to irrigate vines while preparing for a smaller but sweeter vintage. | Video

Sep 11 2018

Australia's drought could produce a corker vintage

GRIFFITH/BAROSSA, Australia If Australia's big dry has a silver lining, it'll be worth cellaring, according to vintners, who are scrambling to irrigate vines while preparing for a smaller but sweeter vintage. | Video

Sep 09 2018

RPT-Australia's drought could produce a corker vintage

* Winemakers expect drought to cut yield but improve grape quality

Sep 05 2018

Exclusive: Big Australian fund manager divests Commonwealth Bank over misconduct

SYDNEY Wealth manager Perpetual Ltd said it has divested Commonwealth Bank of Australia from its A$1.3 billion ($933.6 million) ethical fund due to revelations of corporate misconduct, the first big institutional investor to do so.

Sep 04 2018

Papua New Guinea seeks second chance for dollar sovereign bond

HONG KONG/SYDNEY Officials from Papua New Guinea (PNG) will meet investors this week to promote a dollar bond offering of at least $500 million, its second attempt in two years to tap international markets.

Aug 30 2018

As drought grips Australia's east, giant grains trains roll to the rescue

MALLALA, Australia Until a few months ago, train driver Gavin Slater had never seen anything like it. Five locomotives, with a combined 15,000 horsepower, ready to pull 101 wagons brimful of grain. | Video

Aug 24 2018

Australia's new PM - 'netball dad', advertising boss and tax cutter

SYDNEY Australia's next prime minister is a career public servant from Sydney's southern suburbs who rose to prominence by stopping asylum seekers arriving in Australia by boat and has steered the country's fiscal direction for the past three years.

Aug 24 2018

Newsmaker: Australia's new PM - 'netball dad', advertising boss and tax cutter

SYDNEY Australia's next prime minister is a career public servant from Sydney's southern suburbs who rose to prominence by stopping asylum seekers arriving in Australia by boat and has steered the country's fiscal direction for the past three years.

Aug 24 2018

Australia's new PM: 'netball dad', advertising boss and tax cutter

SYDNEY Australia's next prime minister is a career public servant from Sydney's southern suburbs who rose to prominence by stopping asylum seekers arriving in Australia by boat and has steered the country's fiscal direction for the past three years.

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