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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 31 2018

Sony ups its game as new strategy helps it to record first quarter profit

TOKYO Japan's Sony Corp reported record first-quarter profit on Tuesday as sales of game software surged, and bumped up forecasts for gaming and chips, lending support to a new strategy focused on stable income.

Jul 19 2018

Exclusive: Tesla's battery maker suspends cobalt supplier amid sanctions concern

LONDON/TOKYO Panasonic Corp said it was unable to determine how much of the cobalt used in batteries it makes for Tesla cars comes from Cuba, a country subject to U.S. sanctions, and that it had suspended relations with a Canadian supplier as a result of its concerns.

Jul 02 2018

Panasonic to consider more investment in Tesla's Gigafactory if asked: executive

OSAKA Panasonic Corp would consider further investment in Tesla Inc's so-called Gigafactory if requested by the U.S. electric vehicle maker, an executive at the Japanese conglomerate said on Monday.

Jun 29 2018

Japan's Sharp ditches $2 billion share issue plan after investor backlash

TOKYO Japan's Sharp Corp scrapped a plan to issue up to $2 billion in new shares, changing its mind in a matter of weeks after the initial announcement prompted investors to dump its shares on fears of earnings per share dilution.

Jun 25 2018

Xerox says to lower dependency on Fujifilm, seek new vendors

Xerox Corp said on Monday it would start sourcing products from new vendors to lower its dependency on Fujifilm Holdings Corp and may not renew its technology agreement with the 56-year-old joint venture Fuji Xerox.

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

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