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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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CSX CEO Hunter Harrison takes medical leave amid rail overhaul

CSX Corp said on Thursday its Chief Executive Officer Hunter Harrison was taking medical leave, an announcement that comes amid of a controversial turnaround plan at the No. 3 U.S. railroad that has drawn customer criticism and scrutiny from regulators. The Jacksonville, Florida-based railroad said Harrison, 73, was taking a leave of absence due to unexpected complications from a recent unspecified illness.

07 Dec 2017

Volkswagen executive gets seven years for U.S. emissions fraud

DETROIT A U.S.-based Volkswagen AG executive who oversaw emissions issues was sentenced to seven years in prison and fined $400,000 by a judge on Wednesday for his role in a diesel emissions scandal that has cost the German automaker as much as $30 billion. | Video

06 Dec 2017

Volkswagen executive faces sentencing in U.S. emissions fraud case

DETROIT Volkswagen AG executive Oliver Schmidt will be sentenced in federal court in Detroit on Wednesday for his part in a diesel emissions scandal that has cost the German automaker as much as $30 billion (£22.5 billion).

06 Dec 2017

Volkswagen executive faces sentencing in U.S. emissions fraud case

DETROIT, Dec 6 Volkswagen AG executive Oliver Schmidt will be sentenced in federal court in Detroit on Wednesday for his part in a diesel emissions scandal that has cost the German automaker as much as $30 billion.

06 Dec 2017

Amid rising discounts, Nissan seeks 'fair share' of pie in U.S.: executive

(This version of the Dec. 4 story corrects and recasts paragraph 10 to show status of 2018 year model vehicles)

02 Dec 2017

November mixed for U.S. sales as automakers hike discounts

DETROIT Major automakers posted mixed U.S. November new vehicle sales on Friday and predicted a competitive December as they rush to sell vehicles and boost their 2017 numbers before the year comes to an end.

01 Dec 2017

Major automakers post mixed November U.S. sales results

DETROIT, Dec 1 Major automakers posted mixed U.S. November new vehicle sales for November on Friday, with General Motors Co and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV (FCA) down largely on lower fleet sales, while Ford Motor Co's sales rose.

01 Dec 2017

Influential U.S. auto union caucus nominates regional head for president

DETROIT An influential caucus at the United Auto Workers nominated on Thursday a regional director as candidate for union president as the UAW struggles to organize auto plants and faces a probe into alleged misuse of funds at training centers funded by Detroit's automakers.

30 Nov 2017

Avis tests fully connected wireless car fleet in Kansas City

Avis Budget Group Inc said on Thursday it has launched in the Kansas City, Missouri, area its first fleet of cars that are fully connected to the internet, other vehicles, and to the car rental company via wireless technology as it seeks to enhance its fleet-management services.

30 Nov 2017

Fitch sees U.S. auto sales for 2018 at 16.8 mln units

DETROIT, Nov 29 Fitch Ratings said it expects U.S. new vehicle sales to drop slightly in 2018, which "could weigh a bit" on General Motors Co and Ford Motor Co because of the importance of their home market on their overall earnings performance.

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