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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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British construction firms are taking a more sensible approach to big projects, pursuing profitability rather than growth at any price, after paper-thin margins helped derail rival Carillion, the boss of contractor Balfour Beatty Plc said on Wednesday.
* Posts 69 pct rise in H1 operating profit (Adds CEO comments, shares)
Countrywide Plc lost two thirds of its market value on Thursday after the British estate agent proposed a deeply discounted share offer and said auditors had warned it faced a struggle to stay in business.
Budget airline Wizz Air trimmed its full-year forecast for capacity growth on Wednesday, sending its shares down as much as 10 percent, as it expects disruptions due to strikes by air traffic controllers in Europe to continue into autumn.
LONDON British regional newspaper publisher Johnston Press's biggest investor said on Tuesday that it is willing to help to refinance the company and called on the board to consult shareholders on its options.
LONDON Britain's takeover regulator has decided that Disney must offer 14 pounds a share for Sky if it succeeds in buying Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox, in a key ruling in the takeover battle for the broadcaster.
British recruitment company Hays Plc plans to raise returns to shareholders significantly after its fourth-quarter net fees beat market expectations on the back of double-figure growth in Germany and Australia.
Britain's second largest homebuilder Persimmon Plc reported a 5 percent rise in first half revenue on Thursday, fuelled by improved house sales and a 1.2 percent rise in average prices.
Chairman Anil Agarwal's family trust plans to offer around $1 billion in cash to take London-listed Vedanta Resources Plc private, the Indian company said, as it grapples with the aftermath of deadly protests at home.
BENGALURU/ JOHANNESBURG Crisis-hit Steinhoff will sell Austrian property assets valued at 490 million euros ($570 million) to tycoon Rene Benko's Signa Holding, it said on Friday, the latest sale by the South African retailer following an accounting scandal.