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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.

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Feb 20 2018

Computer shops embrace lucrative business: outfitting cryptocurrency miners

HONG KONG/SINGAPORE Some of the biggest electronics bazaars in Asia are being flooded with customers looking for the latest piece of technology: cryptocurrency mining rigs.

Feb 14 2018

Arrest of Lotte chairman sparks fears of leadership vacuum, shares tumble

SEOUL The shock arrest of the head of South Korea's Lotte for bribery sent shares in group firms plunging on Wednesday as investors fretted about a leadership vacuum at a challenging time for the country's fifth-largest conglomerate.

Feb 13 2018

Lotte chief and ex-president's friend jailed in South Korea scandal

SEOUL The friend of former South Korean leader Park Geun-hye who was at the center of an influence-peddling scandal that rocked the country's business and political elite has been sentenced to 20 years in jail, a Seoul court said on Tuesday.

Feb 08 2018

Samsung chairman named as suspect in $7.5 million tax evasion case

SEOUL Samsung Electronics' ailing chairman, Lee Kun-hee, was named by South Korean police on Thursday as a suspect in an 8.2 billion won ($7.5 million) tax evasion case that involved the use of bank accounts held by employees.

Feb 06 2018

Despite anger, Samsung heir Lee's release lifts hopes for new jobs, investment

SEOUL Samsung Group heir Jay Y. Lee's release from jail on bribery charges has some in South Korea hoping for new investments and jobs from the massive conglomerate, despite ongoing concerns over the cozy ties between government and business leaders.

Feb 05 2018

Samsung scion Lee walks free after jail term suspended, faces leadership challenges

SEOUL Samsung Group heir Jay Y. Lee left a South Korean jail a free man on Monday after a panel of judges suspended his sentence, a surprise decision that sent shockwaves through the country's political and business establishments. | Video

Jan 31 2018

South Korea's Celltrion shares drop after U.S. FDA warning letter

SEOUL South Korea's Celltrion Inc shares fell on Thursday after the pharmaceutical company said it had received a warning letter from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Jan 31 2018

Samsung Elec unveils stock split, record profit as chips sizzle

SEOUL Samsung Electronics Co Ltd announced on Wednesday its first stock split and said it expects demand for semiconductors to remain strong in 2018, as it posted record annual profit driven by a so-called memory chip "super-cycle." | Video

Jan 25 2018

SK Hynix fourth-quarter profit rockets to record; chip demand seen surging this year

SEOUL South Korea's SK Hynix capped a record year in profit with a blockbuster fourth quarter and predicted a further surge in demand for memory chips this year, easing market concerns that the chip boom might be over.

Jan 22 2018

LG Display's OLED outlook offsets earnings gloom, drives up shares

SEOUL LG Display Co Ltd said it would begin making plastic organic light-emitting diode panels at a new line in South Korea in the third quarter, driving up its shares as investors cheered the clearer timeline for mass production of the small screens.

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