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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

Nov 17 2017

Trump starts paying his own legal bills on Russia probe: attorneys

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump has begun paying his own legal bills related to the Russia investigation and will no longer cover the costs using political donations to his re-election campaign or the Republican Party, his attorneys confirmed on Friday.

Nov 16 2017

Ex-Trump lawyer to defend AT&T-Time Warner merger

WASHINGTON AT&T Inc said it hired media lawyer Daniel Petrocelli, whose clients have included U.S. President Donald Trump, to defend its acquisition of media and entertainment company Time Warner Inc if the government sues to block the deal.

Nov 13 2017

NY state regulator fines Credit Suisse $135 mln over forex practices

NEW YORK Credit Suisse Group AG on Monday agreed to pay $135 million to New York to resolve a probe of misconduct in its foreign exchange business, which the state's banking regulator said deceived customers to enhance its own profits.

Nov 13 2017

New York state regulator fines Credit Suisse $135 mln over forex practices

NEW YORK, Nov 13 Credit Suisse Group AG has agreed to pay $135 million to settle allegations that its foreign exchange traders deceived customers, improperly shared their information and tried to manipulate currency prices, the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) said on Monday.

Nov 09 2017

Japan's MUFG sues New York regulator over bank's oversight shift

NEW YORK Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc (MUFG) on Wednesday sued New York’s banking regulator to stop its effort to continue to supervise Japan's largest lender after it switched its state branches to federal oversight this week, according to court filings.

Nov 08 2017

Harvey Weinstein hires NY defense lawyer Benjamin Brafman

NEW YORK Harvey Weinstein has hired Manhattan criminal defense attorney Benjamin Brafman to represent him in New York, a spokeswoman for the Hollywood producer said on Wednesday, days after New York police said an unidentified woman had accused Weinstein of rape.

Nov 08 2017

U.S. judge issues gag order in Manafort case

NEW YORK The judge presiding over the criminal case against President Donald Trump's former campaign manager issued a gag order on Wednesday barring anyone involved in the case from making public statements that might taint it.

Nov 08 2017

Exclusive: Japan's MUFG gets nod to bring U.S. state branches under federal regulation

NEW YORK Japan's Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc (MUFG) has received approval from the U.S. Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) to convert state-supervised branches into federally regulated ones, a U.S. spokesman for the bank confirmed late on Tuesday.

Nov 07 2017

Exclusive - Japan's Mitsubishi UFJ gets nod to bring U.S. state branches under federal regulation

NEW YORK Japan's Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc (MUFG) has received approval from the U.S. Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) to convert its branches in four states into federally regulated ones, a spokesman for Japan's largest bank confirmed.

Nov 04 2017

Manafort money laundering charge in Russia probe may face challenges

When the lawyer for the former campaign manager of President Donald Trump attacked the money laundering charge brought against his client as flimsy, some legal experts say he may have pinpointed a potential weakness in the indictment by U.S. special counsel Robert Mueller.

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