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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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Capita slumps on signs of difficult 2018

EDINBURGH Shares in Capita hit a 12-year low on Thursday after the troubled British outsourcer cautioned that upcoming work was unlikely to boost profit in the short term, dashing hopes that 2018 would mark its recovery.

13 Dec 2017

Diageo warns of Brexit cost if new deal restricts trade

EDINBURGH/LONDON Diageo said Brexit could cost it tens of millions of pounds if Britain did not replicate the EU's trade deals with other countries for Scotch whisky and keep an open border in Ireland, where it makes Guinness stout and Baileys liqueur.

13 Dec 2017

Britain's Serco buoys shares with outsourcing outlook

EDINBURGH An upbeat outlook on Wednesday from Serco lifted shares in the British outsourcer, which runs government services in defence, justice, immigration, transport and health, bucking recent pressure on the sector due to political uncertainty.

08 Dec 2017

Scotland's Sturgeon harks back to independence after Brexit deal

EDINBURGH Scotland's leader cautioned Britain on Friday that its willingness to avoid a hard border in Northern Ireland after Brexit meant the issue of frontiers could never be used again as an argument against Scottish independence.

05 Dec 2017

Scotland, Wales and London want special Brexit deal if Northern Ireland gets one

EDINBURGH/LONDON Scotland, Wales and London should all benefit from any special deal given to Northern Ireland to smooth access to European Union markets after Brexit, the three regions' most senior politicians said on Monday.

04 Dec 2017

Scotland, Wales and London want special Brexit deal if Northern Ireland gets one

EDINBURGH/LONDON Scotland, Wales and London should all benefit from any special deal given to Northern Ireland to smooth access to European Union markets after Brexit, the three regions' most senior politicians said on Monday.

04 Dec 2017

Scotland, Wales and London want special Brexit deal if N. Ireland gets one

EDINBURGH/LONDON, Dec 4 Scotland, Wales and London should all benefit from any special deal given to Northern Ireland to smooth access to European Union markets after Brexit, the three regions' most senior politicians said on Monday.

21 Nov 2017

Babcock results overshadowed by UK defence spending worries

EDINBURGH Babcock warned that British defence spending reviews could slow revenue growth at its land division next year, sending shares in the engineering outsourcing company 5 percent lower despite first-half earnings in line with expectations.

16 Nov 2017

Scotland may give Labour another chance at British power

GLASGOW, Scotland Britain's opposition Labour Party is poised for a resurgence in Glasgow, raising its hopes that a recovery from a disastrous election performance in Scotland two years ago can help its socialist leader Jeremy Corbyn win power in London.

15 Nov 2017

Scotland becomes minimum alcohol price trailblazer in bid to boost public health

EDINBURGH Scotland is to become one of the first countries in the world to introduce minimum alcohol pricing in an attempt to tackle a worsening public health problem with binge drinking.

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