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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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18 Nov 2017

Affinion seeks to sell AD&D unit to cut debt: sources

Affinion Group Holdings Inc, a U.S. provider of loyalty programs and insurance products, is exploring a sale of its accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) business as it seeks to trim its debt pile, people familiar with the matter said on Friday.

09 Nov 2017

Distressed debt funds turn activist to rescue U.S. energy bets

NEW YORK Distressed debt investors in U.S. oil and gas companies are turning into activist shareholders and pushing for more deals in the sector to boost the value of energy holdings they snapped up during the oil market slump.

08 Nov 2017

Whitecap among final-round bidders for Cenovus' Weyburn asset -sources

TORONTO/NEW YORK, Nov 7 Canada's Whitecap Resources Inc and at least three other companies have submitted final-round bids for Cenovus Energy Inc's Weyburn oil facility in a deal that could fetch about C$1 billion ($782 million), people familiar with the situation said on Tuesday.

03 Nov 2017

U.S. tax plan threatens Wall Street's Bermuda idyll

NEW YORK U.S. money managers with reinsurance companies in Bermuda and the Cayman Islands could lose a valuable loophole under Republican proposals to overhaul the tax code unveiled on Thursday. The plan includes a 20 percent excise payment on payments from domestic firms to foreign affiliates that could affect private equity firms and hedge funds that have overseas reinsurance operations.

03 Nov 2017

U.S. tax plan threatens Wall Street's Bermuda idyll

NEW YORK, Nov 2 U.S. money managers with reinsurance companies in Bermuda and the Cayman Islands could lose a valuable loophole under Republican proposals to overhaul the tax code unveiled on Thursday.

31 Oct 2017

Vistra to buy Dynegy in $1.7 billion Texas power producer deal

Vistra Energy Corp said on Monday it would buy Dynegy Inc in an all-stock deal worth $1.74 billion, combining two Texas-based power producers in the latest merger in an industry dealing with shrinking profit margins. | Video

23 Oct 2017

Insurer Hartford to buy Aetna's U.S. life, disability business for $1.45 billion

Hartford Financial Services Group Inc said on Monday it would buy health insurer Aetna Inc's U.S. group life and disability business for $1.45 billion cash in a move that will expand its insurance portfolio and spur its digital technology plans.

14 Oct 2017

Saudi Aramco in stake sale talks with Chinese investor - sources

DUBAI/NEW YORK Saudi Aramco is considering the sale of a stake to a Chinese investor as plans for its highly-anticipated international public offering are pushed beyond its 2018 target, sources familiar with the matter said on Friday.

13 Oct 2017

Hellman & Friedman explores sale of software firm OpenLink -sources

Oct 13 Hellman & Friedman LLC is exploring the sale of OpenLink Financial LLC, a U.S. software provider to the commodity, energy and financial services sectors that could be valued at over $1 billion, including debt, people familiar with the matter said.

10 Oct 2017

Brookfield unit to buy energy infra investment firm Center Coast Capital

NEW YORK Brookfield Asset Management's Public Securities Group (PSG) has agreed to buy Center Coast Capital Holdings (CCC), an energy infrastructure-focused investment firm, for an undisclosed amount, according to a statement on Tuesday.

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