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Neil Maidment

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

Sep 22 2015

Pub group M&B ditches CEO, warns on profit

LONDON Pubs group Mitchells & Butlers on Tuesday said it had replaced its chief executive Alistair Darby with insider Phil Urban as it warned weak trading would push full-year profit to the bottom end of market forecasts.

Sep 17 2015

Manchester United forecasts record profit next year

LONDON English football club Manchester United expects profit to jump by as much as 46 percent next year thanks to a return to Champions League football and a record kit deal and will start paying regular dividends.

Sep 17 2015

Manchester United forecasts record profit next year

LONDON English soccer club Manchester United expects profit to jump by as much as 46 percent next year thanks to a return to Champions League soccer and a record kit deal and will start paying regular dividends.

Sep 17 2015

Alton Towers crash to haunt Merlin into 2017

LONDON Merlin Entertainments said it might be another two years before visitor numbers at its Alton Towers theme park recover to previous levels following a roller coaster crash in June which hit summer trade and took a chunk out of profits.

Sep 15 2015

Deal flurry puts pressure on British bookmaker William Hill

LONDON William Hill began the year as Britain's biggest bookmaker, with an online and retail business that rivals struggled to match. A series of summer mergers is pushing it down the pecking order and putting it under pressure to react.

Sep 15 2015

Kingfisher looks to cash in on Screwfix demand with more stores

LONDON Kingfisher , Europe's largest home improvements retailer, said it could open 200 more of its strongly performing trade-focused British Screwfix stores, where sales have surged on demand for "do it for me" projects over "do it yourself".

Sep 10 2015

British grocer Waitrose sees some light amid sector gloom

LONDON British retailer John Lewis's upmarket grocer Waitrose reported on Thursday that trade was slowly improving as new loyalty offers, cafes and online click-and-collect demand helps attract shoppers in an industry besieged by a price war.

Sep 08 2015

Whitbread warns of hit from UK minimum wage hike

LONDON Whitbread , one of Britain's biggest employers, said it faced a big rise in costs and would probably take on fewer extra staff due to a hike in the minimum wage, adding to industry warnings the move could dampen economic growth.

Sep 04 2015

GVC trumps 888 to clinch deal for Bwin

LONDON UK-listed Bwin.party ditched an agreed deal with 888 on Friday in favour of a higher 1.1 billion-pound ($1.7 billion) offer from GVC Holdings, creating a sports betting heavyweight in a sector being reshaped by consolidation.

Sep 04 2015

GVC trumps 888 to clinch deal for Bwin

LONDON UK-listed Bwin.party ditched an agreed deal with 888 on Friday in favor of a higher 1.1 billion-pound ($1.7 billion) offer from GVC Holdings , creating a sports betting heavyweight in a sector being reshaped by consolidation.

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