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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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'Bag rage' slows sales at Australian grocery giant Woolworths

SYDNEY Australia's biggest grocer Woolworths Group flagged on Monday it had rapidly lost sales momentum after starting to charge shoppers for plastic bags, sending its shares lower.

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UPDATE 4-"Bag rage" slows sales at Australian grocery giant Woolworths

* Underlying profit A$1.6 bln vs A$1.68 bln analyst expectations

Aug 16 2018

UPDATE 2-Australia's QBE Insurance posts strong H1 on fewer disasters, shares rise

* Combined operating ratio improves, guidance slightly better

Aug 16 2018

UPDATE 2-Silver lining: Cloud computing at Australia's Telstra cushions profit plunge

* Shares on track for steepest daily gain in 10 years (Recasts and adds market reaction, analyst and CFO quotes)

Aug 15 2018

Australian retailer Wesfarmers soars on hopes for swift turnaround

SYDNEY Australian conglomerate Wesfarmers Ltd posted record earnings in core divisions on Wednesday, sending its shares to a record high as investors glimpsed the rapid growth promised by a restructuring initiated by new managing director Rob Scott.

Aug 15 2018

UPDATE 3-Australian retailer Wesfarmers soars on hopes for swift turnaround

SYDNEY, Aug 15 Australian conglomerate Wesfarmers Ltd posted record earnings in core divisions on Wednesday, sending its shares to a record high as investors glimpsed the rapid growth promised by a restructuring initiated by new managing director Rob Scott.

Aug 14 2018

Growth cools at Domino's Pizza, investors slice shares

SYDNEY Australian fast-food chain Domino's Pizza Enterprises Ltd posted its slowest profit growth in five years on Tuesday, missing expectations, as a heatwave sent Europeans to cafes rather than pizza shops and earnings from Japan fell.

Aug 09 2018

Australia to help build Samoa parliament in latest Pacific aid pledge

(This version of Aug. 8 story has been refiled to clarify project funding in paragraph 8)

Aug 09 2018

Dai-ichi buys Suncorp's life unit, as Australian firms exit insurance sector

SYDNEY/TOKYO Australia's Suncorp Group is selling its life insurance division to Dai-ichi Life Holdings for $540 million, making the Japanese firm Australia's biggest in a sector that domestic companies are scrambling to quit.

Aug 06 2018

Packaging group Amcor aims to wrap up rival Bemis for $5.25 billion

SYDNEY The world's biggest listed packaging company, Amcor Ltd , on Monday swooped on U.S. rival Bemis Company Inc in a $5.25 billion all-stock deal that comes as packaging firms are jostling to buy growth with acquisitions.

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