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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DUESSELDORF/MILAN German builder Hochtief , controlled by Spain's ACS , made a 17.1 billion euro ($20.1 billion) bid for Spanish toll road operator Abertis on Wednesday, topping a rival offer from Italy's Atlantia .
MILAN/DUESSELDORF Italian toll-road operator Atlantia is prepared to raise its takeover bid for Spanish rival Abertis to up to about 17.8 billion euros ($21 billion) should a rival offer by builder ACS materialise, three sources close to the matter said.
LONDON/MILAN/BERLIN German carmaker Volkswagen has put the 1.5 billion-euro ($1.8 billion) sale of Ducati motorcycles on hold after resistance from German trade unions and internal rifts on strategy, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.
MILAN Suspected hackers have accessed client data of Italy's biggest lender, UniCredit, in two attacks in the past 10 months and affected about 400,000 Italian customers, the most serious data breach ever reported by a major Italian lender. | Video
MILAN Telecom Italia's board will discuss on July 24 the departure of Chief Executive Flavio Cattaneo, the company said on Friday, confirming a Reuters story that Cattaneo would leave soon following clashes with top shareholder Vivendi.
MILAN Telecom Italia (TIM) Chief Executive Flavio Cattaneo is set to step down in the next few days after clashing with top shareholder Vivendi , six sources familiar with the matter told Reuters on Friday.
MADRID/MILAN Spanish builder ACS is in talks with various pension and infrastructure funds and private equity firms on a potential counter-bid for Abertis , two sources familiar with the matter said on Friday.
MILAN Italian bank Monte dei Paschi di Siena set out plans to get out of the "emergency room" and return to profit on Wednesday, clearing the way for a state bailout that should remove the biggest threat to the country's financial stability. | Video
MADRID/MILAN Italy's Atlantia on Thursday opened the door to considering a full cash offer for Spain's Abertis , but said for now it still wanted some investors to accept shares in its 16.3 billion-euro bid to buy the Spanish toll road firm.
MILAN/ROME Italy's biggest banks may help Rome bail out Popolare di Vicenza and Veneto Banca to avoid being hit by costly depositor guarantees if European regulators shut them down, sources close to the matter said on Thursday.