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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AIX-EN-PROVENCE, France The French government insisted on Sunday that Washington should expect united retaliation from Europe to further tariff increases after Germany signalled it was prepared to negotiate.
AIX-EN-PROVENCE, France French telecoms firms Orange is open to discussing potential tie-ups with other operators in its home market but is not likely to be the instigator of consolidation in the sector, financial chief Ramon Fernandez said.
PARIS The historic Lutetia hotel, where Ernest Hemingway and Pablo Picasso once stayed, will re-open in July after a 200 million-euro ($233 million) revamp aimed at making it fit to take on the fierce competition in Paris.
PARIS French supermarket chain Casino and cosmetics group L'Oreal are launching new beauty stores in Paris this weekend, the latest effort by brick and mortar retailers to retain customers in the face of online competition.
PARIS French fashion group Chanel published financial results for the first time on Thursday, showing off its credentials as one of the luxury world's biggest labels by sales as revenue and profit grew strongly in 2017.
FLORENCE, Italy Italian fashion house Gucci said on Thursday it aims to reach 10 billion euros (£8.8 billion) in annual sales and replace LVMH's Louis Vuitton as the world's biggest luxury label.
PARIS China will cement its status as the sweet spot for luxury goods companies in 2018, with younger Chinese shoppers in particular set to power industry growth, a study showed on Thursday.
PARIS Pernod Ricard's chief executive is banking on a thirst for premium drinks from a fast-growing middle class to help deliver robust revenue growth in China.
PARIS Danone Chief Executive Emmanuel Faber is banking on the world's biggest yogurt maker's push into healthy eating and sustainability to deliver sales growth above that of its peers over the coming decade.