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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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UK Q3 retail sales growth weakest in 4 years as inflation bites

LONDON British retail sales slowed unexpectedly sharply in September, dragging quarterly growth to its weakest annual rate since 2013 and suggesting consumer demand remains uncertain as the Bank of England nears its first rate rise in a decade.

18 Oct 2017

Travel company TUI plans extra flight capacity after Monarch failure

LONDON Europe's largest tour operator TUI is putting on extra flights to make up for capacity lost after this month's collapse of Monarch, TUI's UK and Ireland boss said on Wednesday.

17 Oct 2017

British inflation at 5-1/2-year high in September, rate hike on track

LONDON British inflation rose to its highest level in more than five years in September, official data showed on Tuesday, adding to the likelihood that the Bank of England will raise interest rates next month. | Video

15 Oct 2017

UK finance minister's future questioned by PM May's allies as budget nears

LONDON Britain's finance minister Philip Hammond on Sunday faced mounting questions over his future weeks ahead of a budget announcement, finding himself at the centre of an increasingly fraught debate over Britain's departure from the European Union.

13 Oct 2017

BA owner IAG interested in failed airline Monarch's Gatwick slots - CEO

LONDON British Airways owner IAG is interested in the London Gatwick slots of failed airline Monarch after it collapsed last week, IAG CEO Willie Walsh said on Friday, adding that the reduction of capacity was good for the industry.

10 Oct 2017

Britain hopes U.S. will keep politics out of Bombardier decision

LONDON Britain hopes a provisional U.S. ruling imposing tariffs on Canadian aerospace manufacturer Bombardier will not be politically influenced when new evidence is considered, UK Business Secretary Greg Clark said on Tuesday.

06 Oct 2017

Britain's easyJet reports record summer despite tough market

LONDON British budget airline easyJet said annual profit would come in towards the upper end of expectations, benefiting from the struggles of rivals, but it underlined the pressure on prices that the industry faces.

03 Oct 2017

Monarch boss 'absolutely devastated' after airline's sudden collapse

LONDON The boss of Monarch Airlines said he was "absolutely devastated" by the failure of Britain's fifth largest carrier which wrecked the holiday plans of hundreds of thousands of tourists and left most of its staff out of work.

03 Oct 2017

Monarch boss "absolutely devastated" after airline's sudden collapse

LONDON, Oct 3 The boss of Monarch Airlines said he was "absolutely devastated" by the failure of Britain's fifth largest carrier which wrecked the holiday plans of hundreds of thousands of tourists and left most of its staff out of work.

03 Oct 2017

Monarch Airlines goes bust, spoiling holiday plans for many Britons

LONDON Britain's Monarch Airlines [MONA.UL] collapsed on Monday, causing the cancellation of hundreds of thousands of holidays, after falling victim to intense competition for flights and a weaker pound. | Video

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