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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

Oct 30 2017

Activist White Tale turns up pressure on Clariant

ZURICH The fight over chemicals company Clariant's future turned bitter on Monday as activists who thwarted a $20 billion merger with Huntsman threatened to call a shareholder meeting if they do not get three board seats and a strategy review.

Oct 16 2017

Austria's conservative shift opens path to power for far right

VIENNA Austria's shift to the right in a parliamentary election has paved the way for young conservative star Sebastian Kurz to become the next leader and opened a path for the resurgent far right to return to power. | Video

Sep 24 2017

Swiss voters reject raising women's retirement age

ZURICH Swiss voters rejected raising women's retirement age to 65 in a referendum on Sunday on shoring up the wealthy nation's pension system as a wave of Baby Boomers stops working.

Sep 24 2017

Swiss voters reject raising women's retirement age - TV

ZURICH Swiss voters were set to reject raising women's retirement age to 65 in a referendum on shoring up the wealthy nation's pension system as a wave of Baby Boomers stops working, projections by broadcaster SRF showed on Sunday.

Sep 24 2017

Swiss voters reject raising women's retirement age - TV

ZURICH, Sept 24 Swiss voters were set to reject raising women's retirement age to 65 in a referendum on shoring up the wealthy nation's pension system as a wave of Baby Boomers stops working, projections by broadcaster SRF showed on Sunday.

Aug 25 2017

For tsar's great-grandson, Russia needs a strong leader

ZURICH A century after the October Revolution that ended his family's three-century reign of Russia, Hans Georg Yourievsky believes the country needs a tough leader.

Jul 27 2017

Switzerland's Roche raises 2017 outlook as MS drug shines

ZURICH Switzerland's Roche, the world's biggest maker of cancer drugs, raised its 2017 outlook on Thursday after first-half profit beat market expectations and its new multiple sclerosis drug got off to a solid start.

Jul 25 2017

Lindt & Spruengli cuts sales outlook as North America weighs

ZURICH Swiss chocolate maker Lindt & Spruengli cut its 2017 revenue growth forecast on Tuesday after another weak performance in North America, where a revamp of its Russell Stover business is proving tougher than expected.

Jun 28 2017

Switzerland aims to tighten rules for second-tier banks

ZURICH The Swiss government wants to tighten capital rules for the country's three most important domestic-focused lenders, it said on Wednesday, to protect its financial system in the event of a crisis.

Jun 28 2017

Swiss gov't aims to tighten rules for second-tier banks

ZURICH, June 28 The Swiss government wants to tighten capital rules for the country's three most important domestic lenders, it said on Wednesday, as it seeks to protect its financial system in the event of a crisis.

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