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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

7:03am IST

U.S. said to investigate AT&T, Verizon over wireless collusion claim: source

WASHINGTON The U.S. has opened a probe into alleged coordination by AT&T Inc, Verizon Communications and a telecommunications standards organization to hinder consumers from easily switching wireless carriers, a person briefed on the matter said on Friday.

6:27am IST

U.S., Europe order emergency checks on engine type in Southwest accident

WASHINGTON/PARIS U.S. and European airline regulators on Friday ordered emergency inspections within 20 days of nearly 700 aircraft engines similar to the one involved in a fatal Southwest Airlines engine blowout earlier this week, citing risks of a similar mishap. | Video

2:16am IST

Southwest giving passengers $5,000 checks on accident flight

WASHINGTON Southwest Airlines Co confirmed Friday it has sent $5,000 checks to passengers aboard a flight that made an emergency landing this week after an engine failed, killing a passenger.

20 Apr 2018

Southwest challenged engine maker over speed of safety checks

Southwest Airlines Co clashed with engine-maker CFM over the timing and cost of proposed inspections after a 2016 engine accident, months before the explosion this week of a similar engine on a Southwest jet that led to the death of a passenger, public documents showed.

20 Apr 2018

U.S. regulator to order jet engines inspection after Southwest explosion

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said it will order inspections of at least 220 aircraft engines as investigators are focusing on a broken fan blade in an engine that exploded Tuesday on a Southwest Airlines flight, killing a passenger. | Video

20 Apr 2018

AT&T CEO Stephenson says Time Warner deal needed in content-dependent world

WASHINGTON AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson said on Thursday his company's bid to buy movie and TV show maker Time Warner would allow the two firms to serve customers better by lowering pay TV rates, rejecting government arguments the deal would raise consumer prices.

19 Apr 2018

AT&T CEO Stephenson says deal needed in content-dependent world

WASHINGTON, April 19 AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson said on Thursday his company's bid to buy movie and TV show maker Time Warner would allow the two firms to serve customers better by lowering pay TV rates, rejecting government arguments the deal would raise consumer prices.

18 Apr 2018

Alleged 'robocall' mastermind denies wrongdoing before U.S. Senate

WASHINGTON A Florida man alleged to have made almost 100 million robocalls to trick consumers with “exclusive” vacation deals from well-known travel and hospitality companies on Wednesday denied wrongdoing before a U.S. Senate Committee.

18 Apr 2018

Four U.S. senators seek details on unusual cellular surveillance in D.C. area

WASHINGTON Four U.S. senators on Wednesday urged the U.S. Homeland Security Department (DHS) to disclose additional information about unusual cellular surveillance activity that has been detected around the nation's capital.

18 Apr 2018

Four U.S. senators seek details on unusual cellular surveillance in DC area

WASHINGTON, April 18 Four U.S. senators on Wednesday urged the U.S. Homeland Security Department (DHS) to disclose additional information about unusual cellular surveillance activity that has been detected around the nation's capital.

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