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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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19 Apr 2018

Debenhams adds to UK retail gloom with new profit warning

LONDON Department store group Debenhams added to the grim start to 2018 for Britain's retail sector, lowering its full-year outlook for the second time in four months and cutting its dividend after a 52 percent slump in first half profit.

17 Apr 2018

Primark owner encouraged by first U.S. stores

LONDON The first Primark discount clothes stores in the United States are producing encouraging results, but owner Associated British Foods needs to learn more about the market before considering a major roll-out, it said on Tuesday.

11 Apr 2018

Tesco profit surge and Booker boost defy UK retail gloom

LONDON Britain's biggest retailer Tesco bucked a grim start to the year for the sector with a 28 percent surge in annual profit and a punchy revenue growth target for the newly acquired Booker wholesale business. | Video

29 Mar 2018

Reason will prevail in Brexit negotiations, Next boss says

LONDON Prime Minister Theresa May will likely win a Brexit deal that suits both sides of her warring party and the EU because the alternative does not bear thinking about, the boss of one of Britain's biggest retailers and a prominent Leave supporter said.

27 Mar 2018

Sainsbury's needs year's notice to act on post-Brexit trade deal

REDHILL, England Sainsbury's , Britain's No.2 supermarket group, needs at least a year's notice to figure out how it would deal with new European Union-UK trading arrangements that would come into play when the Brexit transition period ends, its boss said on Tuesday.

26 Mar 2018

Britain's JD Sports gets foot in U.S. with $558 mln Finish Line buy

LONDON Britain's JD Sports Fashion is entering the lucrative U.S. market after agreeing to buy Finish Line Inc for $558 million in cash, the sportswear retailer said on Monday.

25 Mar 2018

Aldi and Lidl dig deeper into Britain's grocery market

LONDON German-owned discount supermarkets Aldi and Lidl are ploughing ahead with a rapid expansion in Britain and are on course to grab more market share from the traditional big four players.

23 Mar 2018

Next sees respite for UK consumer despite profit fall

LONDON British clothing chain Next reported an 8 percent fall in annual profit and forecast a third straight decline this year but said the squeeze on UK consumers should ease. | Video

21 Mar 2018

Kingfisher warns of 'more uncertain' UK outlook as retailers struggle

LONDON Kingfisher , Europe's second largest home improvement retailer, warned on Wednesday the outlook for the UK market was "more uncertain" after a recent dip in trading, adding to concerns of a deterioration across the country's retail sector.

20 Mar 2018

Ocado's sales growth dented by Beast from the East

LONDON Online supermarket Ocado said on Tuesday its quarterly sales growth and profit were dented by snow storms that froze Britain in early March.

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