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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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13 Aug 2018

Empty shipyard and suicides as 'Hyundai Town' grapples with grim future

ULSAN, South Korea When Lee Dong-hee came to Ulsan to work for Hyundai Heavy Industries five years ago, shipyards in the city known as Hyundai Town operated day and night and workers could make triple South Korea's annual average salary. | Video

01 Aug 2018

Exclusive: Cosmax CEO says he has rejected two takeover offers, wants to stay independent

PANGYO, South Korea South Korea's Cosmax Inc, the world's biggest cosmetics manufacturer, rejected buyout offers from two large local conglomerates in the past year and has no interest in selling as it expects continued revenue growth propelled by Asian demand, its chairman and chief executive told Reuters.

01 Aug 2018

Exclusive: Cosmax CEO says he has rejected two takeover offers, wants to stay independent

PANGYO, South Korea South Korea's Cosmax Inc , the world's biggest cosmetics manufacturer, rejected buyout offers from two large local conglomerates in the past year and has no interest in selling as it expects continued revenue growth propelled by Asian demand, its chairman and chief executive told Reuters.

27 Jul 2018

As Hyundai struggles, its labour union shows signs of softening

SEOUL When workers at South Korea's Hyundai Motor went on strike last year, the stoppage lasted 24 days, triggered months of negotiations and netted them their smallest raise in nearly a decade.

26 Jul 2018

Hyundai Motor second-quarter profit drops on U.S. slump, slow China recovery

SEOUL Hyundai Motor Co on Thursday reported a 14 percent drop in quarterly net profit, missing estimates by a substantial margin, as the South Korean automaker continued to struggle with lacklustre sales in the United States and China.

13 Jul 2018

Beijing urges U.S. firms in China to lobby Washington over trade war

BEIJING/SEOUL China on Thursday said foreign firms operating in China would suffer in a trade war, urging U.S. companies to lobby their government to protect their interests, and said no talks to end the impasse were currently under way. | Video

12 Jul 2018

South Korea regulator says Samsung BioLogics violated accounting rules

SEOUL South Korea's top financial regulator said on Thursday contract drug manufacturer Samsung BioLogics Co violated accounting rules in a case involving a joint venture and that it will report the firm and its CEO to prosecutors for investigation.

09 Jul 2018

Focus: The Foxconns of fast beauty propel South Korean cosmetics' success in China

SEOUL At a factory two hours south of Seoul, women clad in plastic caps and masks put peach-coloured eye-shadow into cases, right next to a machine churning out a skin-colour face powder.

03 Jul 2018

Hyundai Motor's union votes to strike after wage talks fail

SEOUL Hyundai Motor's unionized workers in South Korea voted on Tuesday to strike over stalled wage talks, adding to the woes of the automaker that is bracing for potential new U.S. tariffs amid falling profits. | Video

30 May 2018

Trump's auto tariff plan threatens GM's $7 billion South Korea rescue

SEOUL Fresh off a $7 billion rescue for its loss-making South Korean operation, General Motors faces a new threat as U.S. President Donald Trump considers higher vehicle import tariffs that could "make or break" its Asian subsidiary.

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