Aishwarya Venugopal

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

14 Jun 2018

Royal Caribbean adds ultra-luxury cruises with $1 billion stake in Silversea

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd said on Thursday it would buy a 66.7 percent stake in privately owned Silversea Cruises for about $1 billion to add ultra-luxury and expedition cruises to its fleet.

07 Jun 2018

J.M. Smucker's forecast hit by high freight, marketing costs

J.M. Smucker Co on Thursday forecast full-year profit well below estimates as the Folgers coffee maker spends heavily on marketing to battle competition while struggling with high costs, sending its shares down as much as 10 percent.

07 Jun 2018

Brown-Forman upped Jack Daniel's shipments as trade war loomed

Jack Daniel's maker Brown-Forman Corp warned on Wednesday of trouble ahead from tariffs being slapped on U.S. bourbon and said it had been working in recent months to mitigate the potential impact by shipping more liquor overseas.

06 Jun 2018

Starbucks investors mourn end of an era as Schultz exits

Starbucks Corp's shares fell as much as 3 percent on Tuesday as the departure of Howard Schultz, the entrepreneur who turned 11 cafes into a global juggernaut, added to a series of worrying headlines for the world's biggest coffee chain. | Video

24 May 2018

Ackman makes roughly $1 billion bet on Lowe's

Billionaire investor William Ackman said on Wednesday that his hedge fund had taken a roughly $1 billion stake in Lowe's , revealing his third large investment this year. | Video

22 May 2018

Kohl's tops profit estimates but warns of slower sales growth ahead

Kohl's Corp topped Wall Street forecasts for first-quarter profit and revenue on Tuesday but warned that same-store sales growth would slow in the second half of the year, sending the U.S. department store chain's shares down 6 percent. | Video

16 May 2018

Macy's lifts forecast, says 'every week was good' in first quarter

Macy's Inc raised its full-year profit forecast on Wednesday and reported better-than-expected quarterly and same-store sales, helped by strong international tourism spending, a new loyalty program and a greater assortment of products offered in stores. | Video

16 May 2018

Analysis: Toys 'R' Us demise could spur merger boom in U.S. toy market

The U.S. toy industry looks set for a flurry of mergers and acquisitions between smaller toy makers in the aftermath of the Toys 'R' Us bankruptcy, as they seek more scope and negotiating power with big box retailers Target and Walmart.

15 May 2018

Home Depot posts rare sales miss as delayed spring hits demand

Home Depot Inc on Tuesday missed Wall Street forecasts for sales at established stores as an unusually long winter hit sales of springtime gardening products, but the retailer said it expects to recoup a majority of those lost sales. | Video

04 May 2018

Newell to sell Waddington for $2.3 billion, expands divestiture plan

Newell Brands Inc said on Friday it would sell its plastics packaging unit Waddington Group for $2.3 billion, and added more brands to a divestiture plan aimed at streamlining its operations and cutting costs.


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