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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

Jul 19 2018

Union Pacific's higher costs cloud second quarter profit beat

No. 1 U.S. railroad Union Pacific Corp's second-quarter profit and revenue beat estimates on Thursday but costs related to a tunnel collapse that wreaked havoc on its Northwest service offset much of the gain from sharply lower U.S. taxes, sending shares down more than 1 percent.

Jul 17 2018

CSX profit tops Wall St target on cost cuts, pricing power

CSX Corp on Tuesday posted quarterly profit that topped Wall Street's target, as the No. 3 U.S. railroad operator benefited from an ongoing cost-cutting drive and rising prices for carrying freight.

Jul 17 2018

UPS tests 'smart lock' technology in New York apartment buildings

LOS ANGELES United Parcel Service Inc on Tuesday said it is testing "smart lock" technology that allows its delivery drivers to open doors and drop multiple packages at secure locations inside apartment buildings around New York City.The test includes "hundreds of non-doorman" multi-family buildings in Manhattan and Brooklyn that have installed Latch's "smart access system." The project comes as UPS is working to make "last-mile" e-commerce deliveries to households more convenient and cost effective by reducing package theft and the need for drivers to make repeated delivery attempts.

Jul 13 2018

China's imports to U.S. ports start peaking early amid tariff threat

LOS ANGELES Chinese imports to U.S. ports rose more than expected in June, suggesting that some retailers moved up orders to insulate themselves from an intensifying trade war that threatens to send up costs on a growing number of consumer products.

Jul 12 2018

Chinese imports to U.S. ports start peaking early amid tariff threat

LOS ANGELES, July 12 Chinese imports to U.S. ports rose more than expected in June, suggesting that some retailers moved up orders to insulate themselves from an intensifying trade war that threatens to send up costs on a growing number of consumer products.

Jun 28 2018

Kroger will road test Nuro's driverless delivery vans in autumn

CINCINNATI, June 28 Kroger Co and Silicon Valley startup Nuro will begin this autumn what they call the first real-world road test of an unmanned delivery vehicle, as the largest U.S. supermarket operator battles Amazon and others for U.S. dominance in fresh grocery delivery.

Jun 19 2018

FedEx profit tops Wall Street estimates amid trade war worries

LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK FedEx Corp reported fourth-quarter profit that beat Wall Street estimates on Tuesday, as revenues and operating margins increased in each of the company's operating units.

Jun 19 2018

UPS to spend $130 million on new natural gas vehicles, fueling stations

LOS ANGELES Package delivery company UPS on Tuesday said it will invest $130 million to buy 730 compressed natural gas vehicles and build five more domestic CNG fueling stations as the industry moves to shift from petroleum-burning vehicles to those that use less-polluting alternative fuels.

Jun 04 2018

Starbucks executive Schultz to step aside, mulling 'range of options'

LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK Starbucks Corp Executive Chairman Howard Schultz is stepping away from the coffee chain he built into a global powerhouse, putting management firmly into the hands of Chief Executive Kevin Johnson, who had an office connected to the co-founder's and regularly turned to Schultz in times of crisis. | Video

May 29 2018

Starbucks shuts 8,000 stores for anti-bias training

Black leaders who are advising Starbucks Corp on its anti-bias training program, which begins Tuesday, hope it will reinvigorate decades-old efforts to ensure minorities get equal treatment in restaurants and stores, setting an example for other corporations. | Video

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