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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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17 Nov 2017

Ex-Trump lawyer to defend AT&T-Time Warner merger

WASHINGTON AT&T Inc said it hired media lawyer Daniel Petrocelli, whose clients have included U.S. President Donald Trump, to defend its acquisition of media and entertainment company Time Warner Inc if the government sues to block the deal.

16 Nov 2017

U.S. government approaches 18 states to fight AT&T-Time Warner deal

WASHINGTON The U.S. Justice Department has approached 18 state attorneys general to try to win their support for an antitrust lawsuit to block pay TV and wireless powerhouse AT&T Inc's $85.4 billion deal to buy media and entertainment company Time Warner Inc, a person briefed on the matter said on Wednesday.

16 Nov 2017

Oracle backs tougher foreign investment bills aimed at China

WASHINGTON Software maker Oracle Corp is backing bipartisan legislation that aims to toughen foreign investment rules amid increasing concern over Chinese efforts to buy U.S. high-tech companies, according to a letter seen by Reuters on Wednesday.

15 Nov 2017

IBM urges lawmakers to 'narrow' bill targeting Chinese investment

WASHINGTON International Business Machines Corp has urged lawmakers to use a different strategy than toughening foreign investment rules because of U.S. concerns about Chinese military actions and intellectual property theft, according to a letter seen by Reuters on Tuesday.

08 Nov 2017

U.S. lawmakers introduce bipartisan bills on foreign investment amid China worries

WASHINGTON A bipartisan group of lawmakers in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives introduced bills on Wednesday to toughen U.S. foreign investment rules amid growing concern about Chinese efforts to buy U.S. high-tech companies.

07 Nov 2017

Eyewear mega deal could hurt U.S. consumers, but still be approved

WASHINGTON The world's biggest eyeglass frame maker is planning to merge with the largest lens maker in a tie-up U.S. antitrust experts fear will be bad news for consumers, but could still be approved.

03 Nov 2017

Bipartisan bills expected to toughen U.S. foreign investment rules

WASHINGTON A bipartisan group of lawmakers in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives will introduce bills as soon as Monday to toughen U.S. foreign investment rules amid growing concern about Chinese deals, according to a source familiar with the legislation.

02 Nov 2017

Entercom wins U.S. antitrust OK to buy CBS Radio with conditions

WASHINGTON Entercom Communications Corp won U.S. antitrust approval to buy CBS Radio Inc on condition that it divest 13 radio stations in Massachusetts and California, the Justice Department said on Wednesday.

01 Nov 2017

U.S. trade panel recommends varying solar panel import restrictions

WASHINGTON Members of the U.S. International Trade Commission on Tuesday made three different recommendations for restricting solar cell and panel imports on Tuesday, giving President Donald Trump a range of choices to address injury to domestic producers. | Video

19 Oct 2017

Trump names Washington insiders to head antitrust, consumer protection agency

WASHINGTON, Oct 19 The White House formally announced on Thursday the president will nominate Washington antitrust lawyer Joseph Simons to the Federal Trade Commission, along with Rohit Chopra, a former official at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

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