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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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15 Feb 2018

Advisory firm recommends Booker investors reject Tesco deal

LONDON Investors in retailer Booker should reject a "less than compelling" 3.7 billion pounds ($5.2 billion) takeover bid by British market leader Tesco, a top advisory firm said.

15 Feb 2018

Attention turns to bid price after Sky's football winner

LONDON Sky has tightened its grip on English Premier League football rights at a lower price than it currently pays, fuelling speculation that Twenty-First Century Fox could now be forced to pay more to buy the broadcaster.

14 Feb 2018

GVC gives away Turkish business to help smooth Ladbrokes takeover

LONDON Online gambling company GVC has given away its Turkey business, hoping the move will help smooth its takeover of Ladbrokes after GVC's lenders baulked at its exposure to a country where internet betting is illegal.

14 Feb 2018

GVC gives away Turkish business to help smooth Ladbrokes takeover

LONDON, Feb 14 Online gambling company GVC has given away its Turkey business, hoping the move will help smooth its takeover of Ladbrokes after GVC's lenders baulked at its exposure to a country where internet betting is illegal.

12 Feb 2018

Financial services firm JTC eyes 320 million-pound London IPO - sources

LONDON Financial services business JTC Group is gearing up for a London stock market float that could value the private-equity backed firm at more than 300 million pounds ($414.33 million), according to two sources with knowledge of the matter.

12 Feb 2018

Financial services firm JTC eyes 320 mln-pound London IPO - sources

LONDON, Feb 12 Financial services business JTC Group is gearing up for a London stock market float that could value the private-equity backed firm at more than 300 million pounds ($414.33 million), according to two sources with knowledge of the matter.

10 Feb 2018

Britain's GKN says Melrose offer needs more time for U.S. scrutiny

LONDON British engineering group GKN told shareholders considering a 7 billion pound ($9.65 billion) hostile offer from Melrose Industries that any deal was unlikely to secure U.S. approval by the current late April deadline.

09 Feb 2018

U.S. activist investor says Booker should get better offer from Tesco

LONDON A U.S. hedge fund which owns a stake in Booker Group said on Thursday it plans to oppose Tesco's 3.7 billion pound takeover bid unless the wholesaler secures a better deal.

09 Feb 2018

Activist Sandell calls on Booker to secure better Tesco bid terms

LONDON, Feb 8 Activist investor Sandell Asset Management plans to oppose Tesco's 3.7 billion pound ($5.2 billion) takeover of Booker Group unless the wholesaler secures a better offer from Britain's biggest retailer.

08 Feb 2018

Britain looking closely at Melrose bid for GKN - May

LONDON The hostile takeover pursuit of engineering company GKN by Melrose Industries is receiving close attention from the British government, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Wednesday.

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