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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

May 17 2018

In Silicon Valley, Chinese 'accelerators' aim to bring startups home

NEW YORK/ SAN FRANCISCO Beijing's unslakeable thirst for the latest technology has spurred a proliferation of "accelerators" in Silicon Valley that aim to identify promising startups and bring them to China.

May 01 2018

China's HNA drops bid to buy Scaramucci's SkyBridge due to regulatory hold-up

Chinese conglomerate HNA Group has dropped its bid for most of SkyBridge Capital, a hedge fund investment firm founded by U.S. President Donald Trump's former aide Anthony Scaramucci, as the deal was still stuck with U.S. regulators after more than a year.

Apr 27 2018

Exclusive: U.S. considers tightening grip on China ties to corporate America

NEW YORK The U.S. government may start scrutinizing informal partnerships between American and Chinese companies in the field of artificial intelligence, threatening practices that have long been considered garden variety development work for technology companies, sources familiar with the discussions said. | Video

Apr 20 2018

U.S. Treasury weighs emergency powers to curb Chinese investments: official

WASHINGTON The U.S. Treasury is considering ways to restrict sensitive Chinese investments in the United States by invoking an emergency powers law and bringing forward some security review reforms for corporate acquisitions, a senior Treasury official said on Thursday.

Mar 05 2018

U.S. security panel deals major blow to Broadcom's bid for Qualcomm

The U.S. government has ordered a national security review of Singapore-based Broadcom Ltd's $117 billion bid for Qualcomm Inc , in an unusual move that prompted Qualcomm to delay its March 6 shareholder meeting. | Video

Jan 22 2018

Ferry service helps Alcatraz escape from government shutdown

NEW YORK The lights are on at Alacatraz Island, the famous federal prison turned tourist destination in San Francisco Bay, even though the U.S. government has shut down. Private business is stepping up.

Jan 18 2018

Exclusive: U.S. puts HNA deals on ice until it gets ownership info - source

NEW YORK The U.S. government will not approve any investment by HNA Group until the Chinese conglomerate, which has been scrutinized around the world over its ownership structure, provides adequate information on who its shareholders are, a source familiar with the situation said.

Nov 15 2017

HNA yet to apply for tax-exempt status for NY charity

NEW YORK Nearly a year after its incorporation, the New York charity of HNA Group [HNAIRC.UL], China's airline-to-property conglomerate, has yet to apply for tax-exempt status. Tax exemption is usually sought by U.S. charities as it shields their funds - and their donors - from the taxman, leaving more resources for philanthropy.

Nov 08 2017

China's indebted HNA in new deal for short-term funds amid cost worries

NEW YORK/HONG KONG China's HNA Group [HNAIRC.UL] struck a second deal in less than a week to raise short-term funds, amid concerns about rising financing costs at the indebted airline-to-property conglomerate.

Oct 04 2017

Exclusive: Big HNA stake was held in trust as a favour, company's dealmaker says

HONG KONG/NEW YORK An Indian-American dealmaker for HNA Group, who recently held a big stake in the Chinese conglomerate, said he kept the shares for a decade as an "accommodation" to the company and received no compensation for doing so.


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