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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.

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Dec 12 2017

Exxon deal aside, tough proxy season looms at U.S. energy firms

BOSTON/HOUSTON Climate activists said on Tuesday they would take a tough shareholder resolution off the table at Exxon Mobil Corp after the company agreed to provide new details about how climate change could affect its business.

Dec 12 2017

Vanguard looks to blockchain for index data

BOSTON Vanguard Group Inc is moving to use blockchain to simplify how it updates index data underlying mutual funds, executives said on Monday, an important sign of confidence for the new financial technology.

Dec 11 2017

Exxon to provide details on climate-change impact to its business

Exxon Mobil Corp on Monday said it would publish new details about how climate change could affect its business in a move aimed at appeasing critics and forestalling another proxy fight next year.

Dec 11 2017

Apple aims to block climate, rights proposals with quick use of SEC guidance

BOSTON Apple Inc is pushing back on shareholder proposals on climate issue and human rights concerns, an effort activists worry could sharply restrict investor rights.

Dec 05 2017

'Responsible' investor group toughens code on global members

BOSTON A UN supported group pushing for "responsible" investment said it has adopted tougher rules aimed at making fund managers deliver on pledges to pay attention to environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues.

Nov 28 2017

Vanguard to offer its first active ETF lineup in U.S.

BOSTON Vanguard Group Inc on Tuesday said it will offer six actively managed exchange-traded funds aimed at giving investors exposure to specific factors like low volatility or liquidity, increasing competition in the nascent investment product area.

Nov 28 2017

Vanguard to offer its first active ETF lineup in U.S.

BOSTON, Nov 28 Vanguard Group Inc on Tuesday said it will offer six actively managed exchange traded funds aimed at giving investors exposure to specific factors like low volatility or liquidity, increasing competition in the nascent investment product area.

Nov 22 2017

Vanguard's Davis makes case for index funds even in tough times

BOSTON The rush of money into big index funds has raised concerns about whether they would still prove attractive in a downturn, an issue taking on more importance especially for industry leader Vanguard Group Inc as its passive products soar in scale.

Nov 15 2017

Narrow win for Fox shows restlessness with dual-class shares

LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK A shareholder proposal calling for Twenty-First Century Fox Inc to scrap its dual-class share structure was rejected on Wednesday, although the measure received significant support among voters outside the controlling Murdoch family.

Nov 15 2017

At issue for Vanguard fund shareholders: how to manage success

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. Vanguard Group Inc staged the largest-ever mutual fund shareholder proxy meeting on Wednesday facing a problem competing asset managers would welcome: how to manage rapid growth without losing its traditional low-cost appeal.

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