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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

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Cobalt 27 buys royalty on Canada nickel, cobalt project

Cobalt 27 Capital Corp , a Canadian company created to buy the red-hot battery metal, said on Thursday it has bought a royalty on all future nickel and cobalt production from the Dumont project in Quebec in a deal worth $70 million.

Feb 16 2018

Exclusive: Acacia, China miners in talks over Tanzania gold deal - sources

VANCOUVER/TORONTO China's Shandong Gold Mining Co Ltd and Zijin Mining Group Co Ltd are in separate talks with Acacia Mining Plc to form a joint venture for the London-listed company's gold mines in Tanzania, three people familiar with the matter told Reuters.

Feb 05 2018

British Columbia to sell recreational marijuana in pot-only stores

VANCOUVER British Columbia said on Monday it would set up a chain of government-run shops and license private stores that would sell recreational marijuana only, the latest of Canada's provinces to unveil sales strategies for pot just months before it is legalized.

Jan 29 2018

Alaska mine developer's shares fall 20 percent; partner pressured

VANCOUVER Shares of mine developer Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd fell more than 20 percent on Monday, the first trading day after a U.S. regulator's surprise move to keep restrictions on the company's big copper and gold mine project in Alaska.

Jan 23 2018

Small remains beautiful for gold mining acquisitions

VANCOUVER Small, opportunistic deals will dominate the global gold mining sector again this year, analysts said on Tuesday, after Leagold Mining Corp unveiled a $264 million bid for fellow Canadian gold miner Brio Gold Inc.

Jan 17 2018

Canada creates watchdog to oversee companies' conduct abroad

Canada said on Wednesday it is creating an independent watchdog to monitor and investigate claims of human rights abuses by its companies operating abroad, describing it as the first initiative of its kind in the world.

Dec 18 2017

Canada's Northern Dynasty taps potential partner for Alaska mine

VANCOUVER/BENGALURU Northern Dynasty Minerals said on Monday it had found a potential partner to help develop its Pebble mine in Alaska, breathing new life into the world's biggest undeveloped gold and copper project in the face of strong opposition from environmentalists.

Dec 11 2017

Canada province pushes on with mega dam project despite opposition

British Columbia said on Monday it would push ahead with a C$10.7 billion ($8.32 billion) hydroelectric dam project approved by the western Canadian province's previous government, provoking an angry response from a political partner and threats of court cases from indigenous groups.

Dec 11 2017

Small Canadian miners in pole position for electric vehicle battery boon

VANCOUVER Canadian developers of cobalt and lithium mines stand to benefit from a round of investments from the makers of electric vehicles and the batteries powering them, a potential game-changer for small miners short on money to develop deposits of these critical battery ingredients.

Nov 28 2017

Canada's British Columbia lowers budget surplus forecast

VANCOUVER, Nov 28 The Canadian province of British Columbia cut its 2017-18 budget surplus forecast to C$190 million ($148 million), due to tax adjustments and as the cost of fighting its worst-ever wildfire season bites, the provincial Finance Minister said on Tuesday.

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