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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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Distrust of unions, and GM, hangs over South Korean efforts to stem job losses

SEOUL South Korean President Moon Jae-in is in a bind. | Video

Feb 21 2018

GM proposes $2.8 billion, 10-year investment in South Korea: government official

SEOUL, Feb 21 General Motors (GM) has proposed an investment of $2.8 billion into its loss-making South Korean operations over the next 10 years and has asked Seoul to provide its share of the funds, a South Korean government official said on Wednesday. | Video

Feb 20 2018

Exclusive: GM offers $2.2 billion debt for equity swap in return for Seoul's support - sources

SEOUL General Motors has offered to convert debt of around $2.2 billion owed by its ailing South Korean operation into equity in exchange for financial support and tax benefits from Seoul, four sources with direct knowledge of the matter said.

Feb 20 2018

Exclusive: GM offers $2.2 billion debt for equity swap in return for Seoul's support - sources

SEOUL General Motors has offered to convert debt of around $2.2 billion owed by its ailing South Korean operation into equity in exchange for financial support and tax benefits from Seoul, four sources with direct knowledge of the matter said.

Feb 16 2018

Lost in translation? GM plant shutdown shocks South Korea

SEOUL Only weeks into a new job heading General Motors Co's international operations, Barry Engle flew into a frigid South Korea in January and held a series of meetings with government officials to discuss the future of GM's loss-making local unit. | Video

Feb 14 2018

South Korea union says GM plant closure is 'death sentence', threatens strike

GUNSAN/SEOUL General Motors' workers at a South Korean plant staged a protest on Wednesday against its planned closure, calling the move by the U.S. automaker a "death sentence", and threatening a strike. | Video

Feb 13 2018

GM to shut one South Korea plant, decide on fate of others within weeks

DETROIT/SEOUL U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday used a decision by General Motors Co to close one of its four plants in South Korea to launch fresh criticism of the U.S.-South Korea trade agreement. | Video

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.

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

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