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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

11 Nov 2017

Exclusive: Equity Commonwealth approaches Forest City about merging - sources

Equity Commonwealth , a U.S. real estate investment trust (REIT) focused on office space and chaired by property mogul Sam Zell, has approached Forest City Realty Trust Inc to discuss a possible merger, people familiar with the matter said.

10 Nov 2017

Exclusive: Carlyle explores sale or IPO of Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics - sources

Private equity firm Carlyle Group LP is exploring a sale or initial public offering of Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics Inc, a U.S. diagnostics company that could be valued at more than $7 billion, including debt, people familiar with the matter said.

04 Nov 2017

CVS, Aetna aim to finalize deal as early as December: sources

U.S. pharmacy operator CVS Health Corp and health insurer Aetna Inc are working toward finalizing merger terms and announcing a deal for more than $70 billion as early as December, according to people familiar with the matter.

04 Nov 2017

CVS, Aetna aim to finalize deal as early as December -sources

NEW YORK, Nov 3 U.S. pharmacy operator CVS Health Corp and health insurer Aetna Inc are working toward finalizing merger terms and announcing a deal for more than $70 billion as early as December, according to people familiar with the matter.

02 Nov 2017

Karstadt owner Signa makes offer for Hudson's Bay's Kaufhof

Saks Fifth Avenue owner Hudson's Bay Co said on Wednesday it had received a bid for its German department store chain Kaufhof from Signa Holding, the Austrian property and retail group that owns Karstadt, another German retail chain.

01 Nov 2017

Neos Therapeutics to consider other offers after PDL snub: sources

U.S. drugmaker Neos Therapeutics Inc , which this week rejected a fourth takeover offer by PDL Biopharma Inc , will consider offers from other potential buyers, according to people familiar with the matter.

31 Oct 2017

MOVES-Credit Suisse appoints Steven Geller as head of Americas M&A

Oct 30 Investment bank Credit Suisse Group AG has appointed senior banker Steven Geller head of Americas M&A, according to an internal memo seen by Reuters on Monday and confirmed by a Credit Suisse spokeswoman.

29 Oct 2017

CVS bid for Aetna: A $66 billion bet on cutting drug costs

NEW YORK The proposed merger between U.S. pharmacy operator CVS Health Corp and No. 3 health insurer Aetna Inc represents a $66 billion bet that insurers can drive down high U.S. drug prices by cutting out the middleman.

28 Oct 2017

CVS makes more than $66 billion bid for Aetna: sources

U.S. pharmacy operator CVS Health Corp has made an offer to acquire No. 3 U.S. health insurer Aetna Inc for more than $200 per share, or over $66 billion, people familiar with the matter said on Thursday. | Video

27 Oct 2017

Exclusive: Hospital operator Tenet Healthcare scraps sale plans - sources

Tenet Healthcare Corp , one of the largest U.S. hospital operators, has ended efforts to sell itself, following the departure of Chief Executive Officer Trevor Fetter earlier this week, two people familiar with the matter said.

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