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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

May 22 2018

Facebook director to start after annual meeting, avoid shareholder vote

BOSTON Facebook Inc named a new director this month and timed his appointment to avoid a shareholder vote, raising concern among some investors who want to see more accountability from the social media company.

May 21 2018

Socially responsible funds dump or rethink Facebook over data privacy

BOSTON Several socially conscious investment firms are selling or rethinking their Facebook Inc holdings, unsatisfied by the company's moves to strengthen personal data protection and online safety after scandals involving the improper sharing of users' information. | Video

May 19 2018

ISS sides against two Tesla directors, backs split of Musk's roles

BOSTON Proxy adviser Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) recommended on Friday that investors vote against Tesla Inc directors Antonio Gracias and James Murdoch, increasing pressure on the car maker over their roles on its board.

May 16 2018

Big proxy adviser ISS does not support Facebook's Zuckerberg in proxy vote

BOSTON Top proxy adviser Institutional Shareholder Services on Wednesday recommended Facebook Inc investors withhold support from five directors including Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg and vote in favor of shareholder proposals aimed at improving the social media company's response to problems like election interference and harassment.

May 14 2018

Despite gun debate, Sturm Ruger board faced little opposition

BOSTON Gunmaker Sturm Ruger & Co directors faced little opposition at its recent board election, a securities filing showed on Monday, despite its policy of not talking with shareholders even in the midst of a national debate over gun control.

May 10 2018

Majority of Sturm Ruger investors vote for gun-safety report

A majority of Sturm Ruger & Co investors on Wednesday voted to support a call for the gun maker to produce a report on the safety of its products, in what shareholder activists called the first victory for such a proposal.

May 10 2018

Wells Fargo trims expected hit from regulatory cap on assets

BOSTON Wells Fargo & Co on Thursday said a cap on the bank's growth imposed by regulators after sales practices scandals would hurt earnings less than it thought this year, and forecast 2019 expenses below Wall Street expectations.

May 10 2018

Expectations capped, Wells Fargo investors await details on costs

BOSTON, May 10 Wells Fargo & Co investors are hoping for updates on how long the bank will stay in the regulatory doghouse, and will be looking for details about costs on Thursday while the lender's ability to grow its balance sheet remains a question mark.

May 02 2018

Goldman Sachs vote backs pay, shows less support for stock plan

JERSEY CITY, N.J./BOSTON Goldman Sachs Group Inc leaders said more than 87 percent of shares were voted in favor of its executive pay at its annual shareholder meeting, and that a stock plan for employees was approved by more than 65 percent of votes cast.

Apr 26 2018

Caesars union wants private equity firms off board committee

BOSTON A union of Caesars Entertainment Corp employees on Thursday asked its board to remove several private equity representatives from the compensation committee, citing high pay for top executives as Caesars' operating unit emerged from bankruptcy.


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