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
Shares in Britain's Rank Group fell as much as 7 percent on Thursday after the bingo and casino hall operator posted a 40 percent drop in full-year profit and its new management announced a plan to boost revenue and cut costs.
* Company announces turnaround programme (Adds details on plan, CEO comments, shares)
British consumer goods maker Reckitt Benckiser bumped up revenue targets for the year, as the Dettol-maker benefited from its 13 billion pound ($17 billion) deal to buy Mead Johnson, sending its shares up more than 8 percent.
LONDON Premier Foods' CEO survived a shareholder revolt to oust him on Wednesday, giving him more time to try turning around the ailing British food maker with steps such as divestments.
British furniture retailers Dunelm and DFS provided more signs of a darkening consumer mood on Thursday, a summer heatwave and operational issues adding to headaches as both warned on full-year earnings.
Premier Foods' top shareholder is backing the British company's under-fire CEO, even as second-largest investor and vocal critic Oasis Management nearly doubled its stake to vote against Gavin Darby.
Activist investor Oasis Management stepped up its campaign against Premier Foods' management on Friday, questioning the board's culture after its own chairman Keith Hamill called some of the British firm's brands "weak cards".
June 29 Activist investor Oasis Management stepped up its campaign against Premier Foods' management on Friday, questioning the board's culture after its chairman Keith Hamill called some of its British brands "weak cards".
June 24 Shareholder Oasis Management has called for the immediate removal of Premier Foods Chief Executive Gavin Darby, raising the pressure on the company ahead of its annual meeting next month.
Britain's Paragon Banking Group cautioned on Thursday that the domestic mortgage market remains subdued, even as a surge in lending volumes helped the lender post a 4.7 percent rise in profit for the first half of the year.