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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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Proxy adviser ISS backs call for gun safety report at Sturm Ruger

BOSTON Proxy adviser Institutional Shareholder Services on Wednesday recommended investors vote to support a shareholder proposal calling for gunmaker Sturm Ruger & Co to report on gun safety, which could put new attention on so-called "smart gun" technology.

25 Apr 2018

Wells Fargo investors back leaders despite protests

DES MOINES, Iowa/NEW YORK Wells Fargo & Co investors gave strong backing to the bank's directors and executives on Tuesday, indicating they are ready to give its revamped leadership time to rebuild from scandal despite a noisy annual shareholder meeting.

24 Apr 2018

In Des Moines, Wells Fargo looks to soothe critics

IOWA CITY, Iowa, April 24 Wells Fargo & Co executives planned to convey a message of atonement to shareholders at the bank's annual meeting in Des Moines, Iowa on Tuesday as it works to convince investors and regulators a sweeping sales scandal is a thing of the past.

23 Apr 2018

Wells Fargo CEO's pay details spark pushback by some employees

WASHINGTON/BOSTON Wells Fargo & Co's disclosure of how its chief executive's pay compares to the rest of its workforce has drawn criticism from some company employees ahead of the scandal-plagued bank's annual shareholder meeting.

23 Apr 2018

Wells Fargo CEO's pay details spark pushback by some employees

WASHINGTON/BOSTON, April 23 Wells Fargo & Co's disclosure of how its chief executive's pay compares to the rest of its workforce has drawn criticism from some company employees ahead of the scandal-plagued bank's annual shareholder meeting.

20 Apr 2018

Firearms companies widely held in ETFs and funds: research firm

BOSTON An estimated 24 percent of the world's exchange-traded funds and 15 percent of mutual funds have holdings in firearms companies, researcher Sustainalytics said in a report on Thursday, levels it said might be "more pervasive than some investors realize."

20 Apr 2018

Firearms companies widely held in ETFs and funds - research firm

BOSTON, April 19 An estimated 24 percent of the world's exchange-traded funds and 15 percent of mutual funds have holdings in firearms companies, researcher Sustainalytics said in a report on Thursday, levels it said might be "more pervasive than some investors realize." The report shows the potential influence of fund firms like BlackRock Inc and Vanguard Group Inc with firearms companies. Both fund companies face consumer pressure over those investments and one activist's talk of boycotting the firms.

19 Apr 2018

BlackRock wants regulators to address unequal voting rights

BOSTON BlackRock Inc on Thursday called on securities regulators to set international standards for shareholder voting rights, suggesting they resolve one of the thorniest debates in corporate governance.

19 Apr 2018

BlackRock wants regulators to address unequal voting rights

BOSTON, April 19 BlackRock Inc on Thursday called on securities regulators to set international standards for shareholder voting rights, suggesting they resolve one of the thorniest debates in corporate governance.

13 Apr 2018

Federated Investors takes majority stake in fund manager Hermes

LONDON/BOSTON Federated Investors said on Friday it will take a majority stake in British peer Hermes Fund Managers for 246 million pounds ($351 million), giving the U.S. asset manager a foothold in the fast-growing field of investing with an eye on factors such as climate change and gender pay equity.

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