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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

Jun 08 2018

Spain's new government lifts budget controls on Catalonia

MADRID Spain's new Socialist government said on Friday it had lifted financial controls on Catalonia and would seek dialogue with the region's administration to relieve tensions over an independence bid which pitched the country into political crisis.

Jan 30 2018

Peugeot owner PSA strikes Opel plant deal with Spanish unions

PARIS/MADRID PSA Group struck a cost-cutting deal with Spanish unions at its newly acquired Opel division, as the French carmaker's chief executive Carlos Tavares wrings concessions from workers in return for investment.

Dec 13 2017

Warm autumn cools sales growth at Zara owner Inditex

MADRID Inditex , the world's biggest clothes retailer and owner of Zara, reported a slowdown in sales growth in its third quarter as Europe's warm autumn kept shoppers away, though it pointed to a brighter end of the year.

Jun 14 2017

Zara-owner Inditex's sales may be slowing after upbeat first quarter

MADRID Inditex , the world's biggest clothing retailer and owner of the Zara brand, stretched its lead over rivals like H&M with an 18 percent rise in first-quarter profit, but saw sales growth slow slightly in recent weeks. | Video

May 09 2017

Atlantia to submit takeover bid for Abertis within days: sources

LONDON/MILAN/MADRID Italian toll road operator Atlantia is planning to submit a takeover bid for Spanish rival Abertis within days, two sources familiar with the situation said on Tuesday, hoping to bridge differences over price that have held up negotiations in the past few weeks.

Apr 26 2017

Abertis says has received no concrete offer from Italy's Atlantia

MADRID Spanish infrastructure group Abertis reported rising earnings on Wednesday and said it had received no concrete offer from Italian rival Atlantia after the companies held preliminary talks on a possible takeover.

Apr 20 2017

Spanish graft probe intensifies as police search OHL and Indra

MADRID A Spanish High Court graft inquiry that has led to the arrests of people linked to the ruling People's Party widened on Thursday as police searched the offices of construction group OHL and technology firm Indra.

Mar 27 2017

Spanish government will have enough support to pass budget: minister

MADRID Spanish Budget Minister Cristobal Montoro said on Monday he was convinced the center-right minority government would get enough parliamentary support from opposition parties to approve delayed plans for this year's budget.

Mar 02 2017

Spanish dockers call off March strikes

MADRID, March 2 Spanish dockers have called off two days of strikes scheduled for March 6 and March 8, a union spokeswoman said on Thursday, but it is uncertain whether another seven days of stoppages will go ahead.

Feb 09 2017

Spanish docker strike seen disrupting key export chains

MADRID Key export chains in Spain could face major disruption if a long-running dispute between the government and the country's dock workers extends beyond a planned three-day strike next week, industry sources warned on Thursday.


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