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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

04 Aug 2018

U.S. court allows release of bench transcripts in AT&T merger fight

WASHINGTON An appeals court that is hearing the U.S. Justice Department's fight with AT&T over its merger with Time Warner agreed on Friday to allow the release of transcripts of bench conferences that the public was unable to listen in on during the trial in a lower court.

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.

12 Jul 2018

Justice Department announces task force to deter fraud, avoid 'piling on'

WASHINGTON U.S. Justice Department officials on Wednesday announced the establishment of an anti-fraud task force intended to deter fraud and coordinate investigations to avoid "piling on," where multiple agencies probe the same alleged misconduct.

10 Jul 2018

U.S. states probe fast-food franchise deals not to poach workers

WASHINGTON A group of U.S. state attorneys general is investigating whether Five Guys, Panera, Burger King and other big fast food chains are using "no-poach" rules in franchise agreements to hold down wages and limit employee advancement, the officials said on Monday.

10 Jul 2018

U.S. states probe fast-food franchise deals not to poach workers

WASHINGTON, July 9 A group of U.S. state attorneys general is investigating whether Five Guys, Panera, Burger King and other big fast food chains are using "no-poach" rules in franchise agreements to hold down wages and limit employee advancement, the officials said on Monday.

28 Jun 2018

U.S. gives Disney approval to buy Fox amid bidding war with Comcast

WASHINGTON Walt Disney Co won U.S. approval to buy Twenty-First Century Fox Inc entertainment assets for $71.3 billion on condition it sell Fox's 22 regional sports networks, the Justice Department said on Wednesday, giving Disney an edge over Comcast Corp's competing bid. | Video

27 Jun 2018

U.S. House backs tighter foreign investment rules amid China worries

WASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a bill on Tuesday to tighten foreign investment rules, spurred by bipartisan concerns about Chinese bids to acquire sophisticated U.S. technology.

21 Jun 2018

China Energy executives cancel West Virginia trip amid trade dispute

WASHINGTON A scheduled trip to West Virginia by executives from China Energy Investment Corp to discuss a planned $83.7 billion investment in the state has been canceled, the latest victim of a growing trade war between the United States and China.

21 Jun 2018

China Energy executives cancel West Virginia trip amid trade dispute

WASHINGTON, June 20 A scheduled trip to West Virginia by executives from China Energy Investment Corp to discuss a planned $83.7 billion investment in the state has been cancelled, the latest victim of a growing trade war between the United States and China.

15 Jun 2018

AT&T closes $85 billion deal for Time Warner

WASHINGTON AT&T Inc , the No. 2 wireless carrier, on Thursday closed its $85 billion deal to acquire media company Time Warner Inc after U.S. antitrust regulators indicated they would not seek a delay.

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