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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

21 Apr 2018

Telecom standards group puts new technology on hold in wake of U.S. probe

WASHINGTON A telecommunications standards organization - GSMA - said on Saturday it is delaying implementation of a new cellphone technology due to a U.S. government probe of alleged coordination between the group, AT&T Inc and Verizon Communications Inc to hinder consumers from easily switching wireless carriers.

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.

19 Apr 2018

Time Warner CEO says AT&T merger needed to compete with internet titans

WASHINGTON Time Warner Chief Executive Jeff Bewkes on Wednesday defended his company's planned merger with telecoms firm AT&T as necessary to compete effectively for advertising with internet giants like Google and Facebook.

18 Apr 2018

Time Warner CEO says merger with AT&T needed to compete with internet titans

WASHINGTON Time Warner Chief Executive Jeff Bewkes on Wednesday defended his company's planned merger with AT&T as necessary to compete effectively for advertising with internet giants like Google and Facebook.

18 Apr 2018

AT&T subsidiary DirecTV asks to be dropped from antitrust case

WASHINGTON DirecTV, the biggest U.S. pay TV company and a subsidiary of AT&T, asked a federal court on Tuesday to drop it from the lawsuit that the government filed to stop AT&T from buying movie and TV production company Time Warner.

17 Apr 2018

China's Huawei Tech retrenches in U.S. after years of criticism

WASHINGTON China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, viewed with suspicion in congress as a potential threat to U.S. national security, has laid off five employees at its Washington office and slashed lobbying expenditures, according to sources familiar with the matter and government filings.

13 Apr 2018

Trump orders review of U.S. Postal Service following criticism of Amazon

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday ordered the creation of a task force to study the U.S. Postal Service and its financial difficulties, after recently claiming without evidence that deliveries for Amazon.com Inc were costing the service money.

13 Apr 2018

AT&T economist argues Time Warner merger is good for consumers

WASHINGTON AT&T's proposed merger with Time Warner Inc would save consumers money because the marriage of a pay-TV provider with a movie and TV giant would create a more efficient company, an economist testifying for AT&T said in court on Thursday

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