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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

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Corona owner invests another $4 billion in cannabis producer Canopy

Corona beer maker Constellation Brands will infuse another $4 billion into Canada's top cannabis producer Canopy Growth , the biggest investment in the industry, to capitalize on booming demand for marijuana. | Video

Aug 13 2018

VF to spin off Lee and Wrangler jeans into public company

VF Corp , one of the world's biggest apparel makers, will spin off Lee and Wrangler jeans into a separate public company, it said on Monday, allowing it to focus on its more profitable Vans sneakers and The North Face outerwear businesses. | Video

Aug 06 2018

PepsiCo veteran Ramon Laguarta to replace Indra Nooyi as CEO

PepsiCo Inc has appointed Ramon Laguarta to take over as chief executive from Indra Nooyi, handing the reins to a veteran who led the company's fast-growing emerging markets business. | Video

Aug 02 2018

Shake Shack's delayed restaurant openings weigh on revenue growth

Shake Shack Inc said on Thursday that delays in new restaurant openings would slow revenue growth this year, disappointing Wall Street which was expecting the company to raise its guidance.

Jul 31 2018

Chipotle slumps 9 percent after Ohio outlet linked to food poisoning complaints

More than 100 people said they had fallen sick after eating at a Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc restaurant in Ohio, sending shares of the burrito chain down as much as 9 percent on Tuesday. | Video

Jul 25 2018

Mattel disappoints with second-quarter results, announces job cuts

Mattel Inc's quarterly sales missed analysts' estimates on Wednesday, weighed down by the absence of a big movie tie-in in the quarter, while the liquidation of key customer Toys 'R' Us continued to hurt the U.S. toy maker.

Jul 24 2018

Pepperidge Farm voluntarily recalls Goldfish Crackers on salmonella risk

Pepperidge Farm, owned by Campbell Soup, is voluntarily recalling 3.3 million units of its Goldfish Crackers due to the possible presence of salmonella, the company said on Monday.

Jul 20 2018

VF Corp raises full-year forecast, propelled by soaring Vans sales

Vans shoe maker VF Corp raised its full year revenue and earnings forecast on Friday after soaring demand for its skateboarding-culture inspired sneakers helped the company beat quarterly Wall Street estimates.

Jun 27 2018

Chipotle CEO plans marketing blitz, closing up to 65 stores

Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc said on Wednesday the chain will shut up to 65 underperforming restaurants and revamp its marketing under Chief Executive Officer Brian Niccol, but many questions remain unanswered about what to expect under the new leadership.

Jun 19 2018

Starbucks closing cafes; CEO calls performance 'not acceptable'

Starbucks Corp forecast on Tuesday slower sales growth than Wall Street expected this quarter and plans to close about 150 U.S. cafes next fiscal year to boost performance, sending its shares down 2 percent after hours.

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