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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

08 Feb 2013

IBM and AT&T add to floating-rate note frenzy

Feb 8 (IFR) - IBM and AT&T made the most of a surge in demand for floating-rate notes in the US corporate bond market this week by issuing US$2.25bn of two-year and three-year floaters, and in IBM's case at a negative spread to Libor.

17 Jan 2013

Pfizer's Zoetis wins strong response for $3.65bn debut bond sale

NEW YORK, Jan 16 (IFR) - Pfizer unit Zoetis on Wednesday drew strong demand for its debut bond offering, a $3.65 billion four-part deal that attracted an order book of about $30 billion and allowed it to sharply tighten pricing from original guidance, according to market sources.

12 Dec 2012

Qatar Telecom prices $1 bln of 10-year notes

Dec 12 (IFR) - Qatar Telecom on Wednesday priced a $1 billion offering of 10-year notes at the lower end of its price guidance.

09 Nov 2012

Dollar-covered bonds back in limelight

Nov 9 (IFR) - The US dollar-covered bond issuance space was in the limelight this week, with two issuers raising a total US$2bn from deals that added more depth to an asset class whose acceptance is clearly growing among investors.

08 Nov 2012

Abbott deal elevates US high-grade market to new heights

Nov 8 (IFR) - The US investment-grade bond market reached new heights last week in terms of what and how much supply it will take, when AbbVie, the pharmaceutical spin-off from Abbot Laboratories, priced the biggest ever deal at US$14.7bn.

06 Nov 2012

Abbott pharma spinoff completes record $14.7 billion debt sale

NEW YORK, Nov 5 (IFR) - Abbott's new pharmaceuticals business AbbVie Inc completed the biggest ever dollar-denominated debt issue in the US high-grade market on Monday, raising $14.7 billion in a six-part deal.

06 Nov 2012

Abbott pharma spinoff completes record $14.7bn debt sale

NEW YORK, Nov 5 (IFR) - Abbott's new pharmaceuticals business AbbVie Inc completed the biggest ever dollar-denominated debt issue in the US high-grade market on Monday, raising $14.7 billion in a six-part deal.

06 Nov 2012

AbbVie brings biggest-ever USD debt issue to high-grade market

Nov 5 (IFR) - AbbVie Inc has launched the biggest ever dollar-denominated debt issue in the US high-grade market, raising $14.7 billion in a six-part deal that will price later on Monday.

12 Oct 2012

Nippon Life debuts in Yankee market with $2bn hybrid

NEW YORK, Oct 11 (IFR) - Nippon Life Insurance debuted in the US dollar market on Thursday with a US$2bn hybrid bond, the first capital security it has issued in the Yankee market and one whose success could prompt other Japanese insurers to follow suit.

11 Oct 2012

Germany's NordLB jumps into US covered bond market

Oct 11 (IFR) - Norddeutsche Landesbank-Girozentrale became the first German issuer to tap the US covered bond market since 2006 on Wednesday when it priced a $1bn three-year deal at 50bp over mid-swaps.

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