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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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Team Europe jumps ahead in inaugural Laver Cup

PRAGUE Team Europe swept the singles matches at the inaugural Laver Cup on Friday before Australian Nick Kyrgios and American Jack Sock took down top-ranked Rafael Nadal and Tomas Berdych in the doubles to salvage a point for Team World.

20 Sep 2017

Komercni Banka sees Czech corporate borrowing slowdown

PRAGUE Komercni Banka, the Czech division of Societe Generale, said its loan growth may not be as strong as expected this year as corporate borrowing has started to slow.

13 Sep 2017

Czech rate hike vote may come in September or November: central banker

PRAGUE The Czech central bank could raise interest rates again in September or November with economic and wage growth outpacing expectations, board member Vojtech Benda said.

17 Jul 2017

Former AVG executives beef up cyber security investment fund

PRAGUE A group of former executives and investors from antivirus software maker AVG Technologies have raised an additional $55 million for their fund that invests in cyber security companies, its managing partner said.

17 Jul 2017

Former AVG executives beef up cyber security investment fund

PRAGUE, July 17 A group of former executives and investors from antivirus software maker AVG Technologies have raised an additional $55 million for their fund that invests in cyber security companies, its managing partner said.

10 Jul 2017

Time Warner's CME to stay in other markets after Croatia, Slovenia exit

PRAGUE Broadcaster Central European Media Enterprises (CME) has no plans to exit other markets after striking a deal to sell television stations in Slovenia and Croatia, its co-chief executive told Reuters.

23 Jun 2017

If EU shirks bad bank, then national blueprints needed, watchdog says

PRAGUE With little support for a European Union-backed bad bank to clean up the huge pile of soured loans in Europe, national authorities should at least get a common blueprint to deal with the problem, the banking sector watchdog's head said on Friday.

13 Jun 2017

Czechs double "bad times" bank buffer as law to cool home lending falters

PRAGUE The Czech central bank on Tuesday said it was doubling the amount of money domestic banks must put aside as a precaution for hard times from July next year because of rapid credit growth.

31 May 2017

Beer-loving Czechs stub out cigarettes as pubs go smoke-free

PRAGUE Pubs in the Czech capital Prague filled up on Tuesday night and some held special events as smokers lit up for the last time before a ban on smoking in bars and restaurants took effect.

25 May 2017

CEZ says focus on renewable, new energy investments, not ruling out bigger deals

PRAGUE Czech utility CEZ is close to acquiring a renewable power project in Germany as it pursues a strategy of investing in renewable plants and smaller energy technology firms, while remaining open to a big acquisition if the opportunity arose.

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