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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

13 Oct 2017

BASF to harvest seeds, herbicide businesses from Bayer for $7 billion

FRANKFURT BASF has agreed to buy seed and herbicide businesses from Bayer for 5.9 billion euros ($7 billion) in cash, as Bayer tries to convince competition authorities to approve its planned acquisition of Monsanto.

13 Oct 2017

Lufthansa spreads wings by snapping up parts of failed Air Berlin

FRANKFURT/BERLIN Lufthansa reinforced its position as Germany's largest airline on Thursday by signing a 210 million euro ($249 million) deal to buy large parts of insolvent Air Berlin. | Video

25 Sep 2017

Scenting power, potential Merkel coalition partners edge closer on Europe

BERLIN Nominally, they are at odds on Europe. But Germany's Greens and liberal Free Democrats (FDP) gave remarkably similar messages on European reform on Monday as they began exploring a coalition alliance with Chancellor Angela Merkel's humbled conservatives.

25 Sep 2017

Scenting power, potential Merkel coalition partners edge closer on Europe

BERLIN Nominally, they are at odds on Europe. But Germany's Greens and liberal Free Democrats (FDP) gave remarkably similar messages on European reform on Monday as they began exploring a coalition alliance with Chancellor Angela Merkel's humbled conservatives.

25 Sep 2017

Merkel hangs on to power but bleeds support to surging far right

BERLIN German Chancellor Angela Merkel won a fourth term in office on Sunday but Europe's most powerful leader will have to govern with a far less stable coalition in a fractured parliament after her conservatives haemorrhaged support to a surging far right. | Video

21 Sep 2017

Global reinsurers rocked by storms and quakes

FRANKFURT/BERLIN A profit warning from one of the world's largest reinsurers is the latest sign that the death and destruction from a spate of hurricanes and earthquakes in North America are now taking a toll on the titans of global finance.

15 Sep 2017

Air Berlin's administrator takes in bids from Lufthansa, others

BERLIN Lufthansa and several other parties had put in bids for parts of Air Berlin by the deadline of Friday set by the administrator of the insolvent airline which employs more than 8,000 people.

04 Sep 2017

EU approves insolvent Air Berlin's 150 million euro lifeline

FRANKFURT The European Commission on Monday approved a German bridging loan for Air Berlin that will keep the insolvent airline's planes flying while it tries to find buyers for its assets.

22 Aug 2017

German investor morale plunges as emissions scandal bites

BERLIN The mood among German investors fell for the third month running in August, a survey showed on Tuesday, linking the drop to an emissions scandal engulfing the country's car industry. | Video

18 Aug 2017

Germany's Lufthansa gets first say on Air Berlin asset sale-union

BERLIN/FRANKFURT A first round of formal talks for the sale of insolvent German airline Air Berlin's assets will be held with its bigger local rival Lufthansa on Friday, ahead of other prospective bidders, a senior labour union official said.

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