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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

Jun 07 2018

Fujifilm could walk away from Xerox deal if no progress for six months

TOKYO Japan's Fujifilm Holdings Corp said on Thursday it may have no choice but to abandon a $6.1 billion merger with Xerox Corp if there is no progress in talks with the U.S. firm's new board for about half a year.

Jun 05 2018

Sharp to buy Toshiba PC business, issue $1.8 billion in new shares

TOKYO Japan's Sharp Corp said it will buy Toshiba Corp's personal computer business and issue $1.8 billion in new shares to buy back preferred stock from banks, highlighting a swift recovery under the control of Foxconn.

Jun 04 2018

Bain says will help Toshiba Memory pursue big acquisitions

TOKYO Bain Capital, which led the $18 billion acquisition of Toshiba Memory Corp, said on Monday it plans to support the business in pursuing M&A in the chip industry, including potentially large deals.

May 31 2018

Sony's push into entertainment aims for stability, not splashiness

TOKYO Sony Corp's new chief executive is embracing entertainment content, but for now appears to be steering clear of direct competition with tech giants such as Apple Inc and Netflix Inc .

May 29 2018

Apple said to have chosen OLED for new iPhones; Japan Display shares plunge

TOKYO/SEOUL Apple Inc has decided to use OLED screens in all three new iPhone models planned for next year, according to South Korea's Electronic Times - a report that sent shares in Japan Display tumbling 10 percent. | Video

May 22 2018

Sony in $2.3 billion deal for EMI, becomes world's biggest music publisher

TOKYO Sony Corp said on Tuesday it would pay about $2.3 billion to gain control of EMI, becoming the world's largest music publisher in an industry that has found new life on the back of streaming services. | Video

May 17 2018

Japan Display aims to double automotive sales to cut Apple dependence: executive

TOKYO Japan Display Inc aims to nearly double its automotive display sales in five years to lessen its dependence on Apple Inc and other smartphone makers, a senior executive said on Thursday.

May 14 2018

Xerox abandons planned deal with Fujifilm in victory for Icahn and Deason

NEW YORK/TOKYO Xerox Corp has scrapped a planned $6.1 billion deal with Fujifilm Holdings Corp in a settlement with activist investors Carl Icahn and Darwin Deason that also hands control of the U.S. photocopier giant to new management. | Video

May 10 2018

Japan's Panasonic says it could make batteries with Tesla in China

TOKYO Panasonic Corp could jointly produce batteries with U.S. electric vehicle (EV) maker Tesla Inc in China, as the Japanese electronics conglomerate looks to tap into that country's surging EV demand, its chief executive said on Thursday.

May 08 2018

Icahn, Deason want bid of at least $40 per share for Xerox

Carl Icahn and Darwin Deason, shareholders in Xerox Corp who oppose an agreed deal with Fujifilm Holdings , said they would consider an all-cash bid of at least $40 per share - a 43 percent premium to the Japanese firm's offer.

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