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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

05 Dec 2017

Carrefour and Fnac Darty form French purchasing partnership

PARIS French retailers Carrefour and Fnac Darty will team up for purchases of domestic appliances and consumer electronics in France as Carrefour seeks to cut costs and boost earnings, the companies said on Tuesday.

29 Nov 2017

Airbus poaches Rolls-Royce executive to head aircraft sales

PARIS/LONDON Airbus has hired the boss of Rolls-Royce's civil engines division, Eric Schulz, to replace John Leahy as head of commercial aircraft sales, following months of uncertainty over who would replace the veteran dealmaker.

20 Nov 2017

Altice has no plans to sell shares to tackle $58 billion debts

PARIS Altice has no plans to raise cash by selling shares, the telecoms and cable group said on Monday, adding it had no problems with any loans and would cut its debts of $58 billion through asset sales.

17 Nov 2017

Vivendi misses third-quarter estimates, rules out Ubisoft takeover for now

LONDON/PARIS Acquisitive French media conglomerate Vivendi missed analysts estimates in third-quarter earnings and ruled out a hostile takeover of Ubisoft for the next six months after the video games maker beat forecasts, pushing its shares to a record high.

15 Nov 2017

Services group Sodexo buys Centerplate to strengthen U.S. presence

PARIS France's Sodexo is buying Centerplate, a U.S. company that provides food and hospitality services at sports, convention and entertainment venues, for $675 million in cash to raise its profile in the U.S. sports and leisure market.

09 Nov 2017

Turboprop maker ATR clinches U.S. comeback with FedEx order

PARIS ATR, the world's largest maker of regional turboprop planes, on Wednesday announced an order from FedEx Express for at least 30 newly designed 72-600F freighter models, sealing its return to the lucrative U.S. market for the first time in over two decades.

07 Nov 2017

Credit Agricole's Indosuez Wealth Management to buy Italy's Banca Leonardo

PARIS French bank Credit Agricole's Indosuez Wealth Management arm has agreed to buy a majority stake in Italy's Banca Leonardo, in a deal which it said would add 5.9 billion euros ($6.9 billion) to its assets under management.

03 Nov 2017

Renault rallies after France reduces stake

PARIS Shares in Renault rose on Friday after France pared back its holding to the 15 percent level that preceded a 2015 power struggle with the carmaker's CEO Carlos Ghosn, removing a residual irritant in their relationship.

27 Oct 2017

Axe to grind? Paris hangout has a better idea: throw one

PARIS Parisians are famous for their love of art, fashion, good food and fine wine, so obviously they'll jump at the chance to pay 19 euros ($22) an hour to throw an axe at a target on a wall.

24 Oct 2017

Renault lifts global car market outlook after strong sales gain

PARIS French carmaker Renault on Tuesday reported a 15.9 percent increase in third-quarter sales, and raised its forecast for growth in the global autos market while maintaining the company's own outlook for higher 2017 profits and revenues.

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