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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

8:12am IST

U.S. tariffs may raise cost of insurance, parts, drive up auto thefts

WASHINGTON A threat by the U.S. government to impose tariffs of up to 25 percent on imported auto parts could hit consumers in unexpected ways: higher repair costs, insurance premiums and even the theft of more cars for their parts, the industry said. U.S. President Donald Trump's administration has launched an investigation into whether auto imports pose a national security threat and threatened to slap the tariffs on cars from the European Union and elsewhere.

5:18am IST

U.S. agency votes to refer Sinclair Tribune merger to administrative judge

WASHINGTON The U.S. Federal Communications Commission said late on Wednesday it had voted unanimously to refer Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc's $3.9 billion acquisition of Tribune Media Co to an administrative law judge, a blow to the firms' chances of winning approval.

3:01am IST

U.S. tariffs could raise auto prices by $83 billion: trade group

WASHINGTON A group representing major automakers will tell the U.S. Commerce Department on Thursday that imposing tariffs of 25 percent on imported cars and parts would raise the price of U.S. vehicles by $83 billion annually and cost hundreds of thousands of jobs.

1:40am IST

U.S. court blocks EPA decision not to enforce 'glider truck' limits

WASHINGTON A federal appeals court on Wednesday temporarily blocked a decision by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that would have lifted strict limits on the number of remanufactured heavy duty vehicles known as “glider trucks” that could be sold.

12:31am IST

Audit faults U.S. oversight of auto safety recalls, Takata inflators

WASHINGTON A government audit released on Wednesday faulted the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) oversight of auto safety recalls and said its "delayed action" may have delayed the expansion of a record-setting callback of millions of vehicles for Takata air bag inflators.

18 Jul 2018

Social media companies defend filtering practices before Congress

WASHINGTON Facebook Inc , Alphabet Inc and Twitter Inc told a U.S. House panel on Tuesday that the social media companies are not discriminating against content for political reasons. | Video

17 Jul 2018

Social media companies defend filtering practices before Congress

WASHINGTON, July 17 Facebook Inc, Alphabet Inc and Twitter Inc told a U.S. House panel on Tuesday that the social media companies are not discriminating against content for political reasons.

17 Jul 2018

House Republican backs effort to restore net neutrality rules

WASHINGTON A Republican in the U.S. House of Representatives said on Tuesday he will back an uphill battle to try to force a vote to restore net neutrality rules that were overturned by the Trump administration.

17 Jul 2018

FCC raises concerns about Sinclair-Tribune deal; shares skid

WASHINGTON Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai said on Monday he had "serious concerns" about Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc’s proposed $3.9 billion acquisition of Tribune Media Co , a surprise move which could potentially scuttle the deal and sent shares of both companies tumbling.

17 Jul 2018

Ford agrees to $299.1 million U.S. Takata air bag settlement

WASHINGTON Ford Motor Co agreed to a so-called economic loss settlement of $299.1 million covering at least 6 million U.S. vehicles with potentially faulty Takata air bag inflators, court documents filed in a federal court in Miami on Monday show.

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