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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

6:01pm IST

AstraZeneca raises stake in respiratory partner Circassia

LONDON AstraZeneca is paying up to $45 million to increase its stake in Circassia , backing a company seeking to bounce back from the failure of its allergy drugs by switching all of its focus to respiratory medicines.

3:01pm IST

CityFibre agrees $750 million takeover by Goldman Sachs consortium

LONDON CityFibre agreed a 538 million pounds ($750 million) takeover by a Goldman Sachs-backed consortium on Tuesday, saying it will be easier to fund its plan to build full-fiber networks serving 20 percent of the UK market under private ownership.

20 Apr 2018

Japan's Takeda sweetens $62 billion Shire offer

TOKYO/LONDON Japan's Takeda Pharmaceutical nudged up its offer for Shire to 44.3 billion pounds ($62 billion) on Friday to try to persuade the rare-disease drugs specialist into talks after it rejected three previous proposals. | Video

19 Apr 2018

Sky reports strong quarter before bid battle steps up

LONDON Sky , the pay-TV group at the center of a takeover battle between Fox, Disney and Comcast, reported a strong third quarter on Thursday, underlining its appeal to rival U.S. entertainment groups who want to expand in Europe.

18 Apr 2018

Russia's RT faces seven investigations in Britain over broadcasts since Skripal case

LONDON Britain's media regulator opened seven investigations into Russian news channel RT, saying it had found an increase in programmes which may have breached impartiality rules since a nerve agent attack on a former Russian spy last month.

18 Apr 2018

De La Rue drops blue British passport bid, says profit hit

LONDON De La Rue abandoned its challenge to Britain's decision to award the contract for new blue post-Brexit passports to a foreign firm and issued a profit warning on Wednesday. | Video

12 Apr 2018

Disney must offer to buy all of Sky, Britain's takeover regulator rules

LONDON Britain's takeover regulator said Walt Disney must offer to buy all of Sky if it acquires Twenty-First Century Fox's 39 percent stake and if Rupert Murdoch's Fox is prevented from purchasing all of the European pay-TV company itself.

11 Apr 2018

Online retailer ASOS steps up investment to keep sales motoring

LONDON ASOS said it would have to step up spending on technology and logistics to help maintain its lead in the online fashion pack, with the extra costs taking a toll on its elevated share price.

05 Apr 2018

Telefonica comes out on top in 1.4 billion pound UK spectrum auction

LONDON Telefonica's O2 won the biggest chunk of new British mobile airwaves in an auction that raised 1.36 billion pounds ($1.9 billion) for the government, regulator Ofcom said.

04 Apr 2018

WPP investigates CEO Sorrell for alleged misconduct, which he denies

LONDON WPP is investigating an allegation of misconduct against Martin Sorrell, who has built the world's biggest advertising empire over more than three decades of relentless expansion. | Video

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