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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

03 Sep 2017

Italy's 5-Star says euro referendum is 'last resort'

CERNOBBIO, Italy A referendum on Italy's membership of the euro currency would be held only as a "last resort" if Rome does not win any fiscal concessions from the European Union, a senior lawmaker from the anti-establishment Five-Star Movement said on Sunday.

06 Jul 2017

Italy's Mediaset says pay-TV unit shrinking but margins improving

MONTE CARLO Italy's largest private broadcaster, Mediaset , expects revenues and subscriber numbers at its pay-TV unit to continue falling this year but profit margins to improve as it shifts to an on-demand business model, top executives said.

06 Jul 2017

Italy's Mediaset says pay-TV unit shrinking but margins improving

MONTE CARLO, July 6 Italy's largest private broadcaster, Mediaset, expects revenues and subscriber numbers at its pay-TV unit to continue falling this year but profit margins to improve as it shifts to an on-demand business model, top executives said.

23 Jun 2017

At least five groups expected to bid for gas natural's Italian assets - sources

MILAN, June 23 At least five energy and infrastructure groups are expected to place non-binding offers for the Italian assets of Spain's Gas Natural, two sources familiar with the matter said on Friday, adding foreign funds were also looking at the deal.

14 Jun 2017

Sky wins Italy's Champions League rights in blow to Mediaset

MILAN European pay-TV group Sky confirmed on Wednesday it had won exclusive rights to broadcast UEFA Champions League matches in Italy from 2018, beating Italian broadcaster Mediaset.

05 May 2017

Total and Erg get four bids for Italy petrol stations -sources

MILAN, May 5 Total and energy group Erg have received four bids for the Italian petrol station network they jointly own, three sources close to the matter said.

20 Apr 2017

Failed pay-TV deal drags Italy's Mediaset to 2016 loss

MILAN Italian private broadcaster Mediaset would have broken even last year had it not been for the failed sale of its pay-TV unit Premium to France's Vivendi , the group's CEO Pier Silvio Berlusconi said on Wednesday.

29 Mar 2017

Italian police disrupt protest to prevent olive grove removal

((This March 28 story has been refiled to add missing word 'to' in first paragraph))

22 Mar 2017

Vivendi, Mediaset seek damages from each other for defamation - source

MILAN French media group Vivendi and Italian broadcaster Mediaset are suing each other for alleged defamation, a legal source involved in the case said on Tuesday, escalating a dispute over a failed pay-TV accord.

17 Mar 2017

Nutella maker Ferrero buys U.S. confectioner Fannie May

MILAN Nutella maker Ferrero has signed a deal to buy U.S. confectioner Fannie May from online retailer 1-800-FLOWERS.COM for $115 million in a move to strengthen the Italian company's presence in the overseas market, they said in a joint statement.

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