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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 20 2017

Toshiba gains breathing room with $5.4 billion share issue to overseas investors

TOKYO/HONG KONG Toshiba Corp's planned $5.4 billion new share issue to overseas investors is set to provide it with most of the funds it needs to avoid a delisting - a quickly arranged deal that underscores both the weakness of its finances and the allure of its chips unit. | Video

Nov 09 2017

Chip boom drives Toshiba profit surge; raises questions about future earnings

TOKYO Japan's Toshiba Corp reported a 76 percent jump in second-quarter operating profit on Thursday, driven almost entirely by a strong performance from its memory chip unit which it recently agreed to sell for $18 billion.

Oct 31 2017

Sony forecasts best-ever annual profit, sealing overhaul success

TOKYO Japan's Sony Corp on Tuesday said it expects to book its highest-ever profit this year, underscoring the success of Chief Executive Kazuo Hirai's restructuring that refocused the electronics and entertainment firm on image sensors and gaming.

Oct 30 2017

Nintendo doubles profit outlook on strong Switch console sales

OSAKA Japanese videogames maker Nintendo Co Ltd , already expecting its highest earnings in seven years, almost doubled its full-year operating profit forecast on Monday as supply shortages for its new Switch games console began to ease.

Oct 24 2017

Toshiba weighing options in case chip unit sale not completed by March

CHIBA CITY, Japan Toshiba Corp said it is considering various measures in case the $18 billion sale of its chip unit does not close by the end of the financial year and leaves the embattled conglomerate short of funds needed to ensure it stays listed.

Oct 22 2017

Typhoon kills at least two in Japan, prompts call for thousands to evacuate

TOKYO A typhoon roared towards Japan's main island on election day on Sunday, killing at least two people, prompting a warning for tens of thousands to evacuate and the cancellation of hundreds of flights. | Video

Oct 11 2017

Toshiba off Tokyo bourse's special watchlist, but ISS critical of accounting

TOKYO The Tokyo bourse said on Wednesday it was taking Toshiba Corp off a special watchlist, citing improved internal controls - a move that lessens but does not completely remove the risk of a delisting for the embattled conglomerate.

Oct 05 2017

Bain Capital aims to list Toshiba chip unit in three years

TOKYO U.S. private equity firm Bain Capital LP on Thursday said it aims to list Toshiba Corp's chip unit on the Tokyo Stock Exchange within three years, to cash in its investment after leading an $18 billion acquisition of the business. | Video

Oct 04 2017

Japan Display seeks $900 million for new OLED production method, shares soar

TOKYO A Japan Display Inc group firm aims to raise $900 million to mass produce OLED panels using new technology that will slash costs, a source familiar with the matter said - plans that sent shares in the Apple Inc supplier surging 24 percent.

Sep 28 2017

Toshiba $18 billion sale of chip unit signed, but discord emerges immediately

TOKYO Japan's Toshiba Corp said on Thursday it had signed an $18 billion deal to sell its chip unit to a consortium led by Bain Capital LP, overcoming a key - albeit not its last - hurdle as it scrambles for funds to stave off a potential delisting. | Video

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