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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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U.S. SEC charges Rio Tinto, former top executives with fraud

SYDNEY/NEW YORK The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Tuesday charged mining company Rio Tinto Plc and two of its former top executives with fraud, saying they inflated the value of coal assets in Mozambique and concealed critical information while tapping the market for billions of dollars.

17 Oct 2017

U.S. appeals court rejects hedge fund founder's FBI misconduct case

NEW YORK A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit by hedge fund founder David Ganek, who claimed federal authorities lied to get a search warrant against his fund in an insider trading investigation.

17 Oct 2017

U.S. appeals court rejects hedge fund founder's FBI misconduct case

NEW YORK, Oct 17 A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit by hedge fund founder David Ganek, who claimed federal authorities lied to get a search warrant against his fund in an insider trading investigation.

17 Oct 2017

U.S. jury finds New Jersey man guilty in 2016 Manhattan bombing

A New Jersey man was found guilty by a federal jury in New York on Monday of planting two bombs in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood in September 2016, one of which exploded and wounded 30 people. | Video

17 Oct 2017

Ex-U.S. soldier 'Rambo' faces new murder-for-hire charges

NEW YORK U.S. prosecutors on Monday brought new charges against a former U.S. Army sergeant nicknamed "Rambo" who is currently serving a 20-year prison sentence after pleading guilty to taking part in a murder-for-hire conspiracy.

14 Oct 2017

Race car driver Scott Tucker found guilty in U.S. payday lending case

NEW YORK A U.S. jury on Friday convicted a race car driver who is also a Kansas businessman of crimes stemming from his online payday lending business, which prosecutors said made more $2 billion as it exploited millions of cash-strapped consumers.

14 Oct 2017

U.S. drops lawsuit against UnitedHealth after losing court ruling

The U.S. government dropped a lawsuit accusing UnitedHealth Group Inc of submitting false claims to get inflated Medicare payouts, a court filing on Thursday showed, a week after a judge dismissed the complaint but said it could be amended.

13 Oct 2017

Analysis: Trump healthcare order could run afoul of retirement plan law

President Donald Trump's plan to make it easier for small businesses to band together and buy stripped-down health insurance plans could violate a federal law governing employee benefit plans and will almost certainly be challenged in court, legal experts said.

13 Oct 2017

Citi, Deutsche Bank, HSBC agree to pay $132 million to settle Libor claims

Citigroup Inc , Deutsche Bank AG and HSBC Holdings Plc have agreed to pay a combined $132 million to settle a U.S. class action brought by futures traders accusing them of manipulating the Libor benchmark interest rate, according to a U.S. court filing on Wednesday.

12 Oct 2017

ANALYSIS-Trump healthcare order could face strong legal objections

Oct 12 U.S. President Donald Trump's expected plan to let Americans buy insurance across state lines could violate federal law governing employee benefit plans and will almost certainly be challenged in court, several legal experts said.

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