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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

13 Apr 2018

Cricket Australia bags billion-dollar rights deal

SYDNEY Cricket Australia has signed a new six-year broadcast agreement worth A$1.2 billion ($935 million), the board said on Friday, allaying fears of a financial blow in the wake of last month's ball-tampering scandal in South Africa.

13 Apr 2018

Terra Firma seeks premium for 'Project Ribeye' Australian farm sale

SYDNEY British private equity firm Terra Firma [TERA.UL] is aiming to raise more than A$1 billion ($775 million) for its Australian cattle stations, sources said, arguing for a hefty mark-up that has already priced at least one local party out of the process.

04 Apr 2018

Australia's Blue Sky in sell-down as fight escalates with U.S. short-seller

SYDNEY Shares in Australia's Blue Sky Alternative Investments plunged to a one-year low on Wednesday after U.S. short-seller Glaucus Research Group claimed it had overstated its size, exaggerated performance and over-valued assets.

03 Apr 2018

Australia's Santos to open books to Harbour Energy after unsolicited $10.4 billion bid

SYDNEY Australian gas producer Santos Ltd said on Tuesday it would "engage with" Harbour Energy after receiving a $10.4 billion takeover offer from the U.S. company, its fourth unsolicited bid since August 2017.

27 Mar 2018

Sponsors put Australian cricket on notice as ball-tampering scandal engulfs a nation

SYDNEY Australia's major cricket sponsors, including Qantas Airways, breakfast cereal maker Sanitarium and brewer Lion, said on Monday they were assessing their relationship with the country's favorite pastime as the fallout from a ball-tampering scandal escalates.

26 Mar 2018

Sponsors put Australian cricket on notice as ball-tampering scandal engulfs a nation

SYDNEY Australia's major cricket sponsors, including Qantas Airways, breakfast cereal maker Sanitarium and brewer Lion, said on Monday they were assessing their relationship with the country's favourite pastime as the fallout from a ball-tampering scandal escalates.

26 Mar 2018

Sponsors put Australian cricket on notice as ball-tampering scandal engulfs a nation

SYDNEY Australia's major cricket sponsors, including Qantas Airways, breakfast cereal maker Sanitarium and brewer Lion, said on Monday they were assessing their relationship with the country's favourite pastime as the fallout from a ball-tampering scandal escalates.

21 Mar 2018

Australian inquiry turns up heat on Westpac's car-finance unit

SYDNEY Westpac Banking Corp's auto-finance business approved applications that contained no expense information, and relied heavily on the advice of car-yard managers when processing loans, an inquiry into Australia's financial sector heard on Wednesday.

19 Mar 2018

Australia's CBA in widespread insurance mis-selling, inquiry finds

SYDNEY Commonwealth Bank of Australia sold credit card insurance to about 64,000 customers who were not eligible to claim against it, including students and pensioners, an inquiry into Australia's financial sector heard on Monday.

15 Mar 2018

Australian inquiry hears CBA knew risks but put mortgage 'volume' ahead of customers

SYDNEY Commonwealth Bank of Australia Chief Executive Ian Narev knew that a system of financial incentives to reward mortgage brokers could hurt customers but failed to act, an inquiry into Australia's financial sector heard on Thursday.

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