Anonymous Source Tracker

Daily examples of how major news organizations in the United States use anonymous sources


In Wake of Hanoi Summit, South Korea's Moon Left With Less Room ...
... Jae-in with little room to manoeuvre and exacerbated divisions within his government over how to break the impasse, three sources familiar with the issue said.

New York Times    March 20, 2019


UPDATE 3-CLSA's CEO quits as strategy differences with parent ...
... with more management change likely amid differences over strategy with Chinese parent CITIC Securities Co Ltd (CITIC), people with direct knowledge of the ...

Reuters    March 20, 2019


Afghan adviser refuses U.S. demand to apologize for broadside on ...
... several people with direct knowledge of the situation tell NBC News. The Afghan official, Hamdullah Mohib, refused to apologize, according to those familiar ...

NBC News    March 20, 2019


UPDATE 2-CLSA's CEO joins chair in resigning as parent CITIC ...
... The chief executive of brokerage CLSA Ltd has resigned with more management changes likely, people with direct knowledge of the matter said, as its parent, ...

Reuters    March 20, 2019


Business Events
... operations by calling for bids, in a deal that would value the business at between $1.5 billion and $2 billion, two people with direct knowledge of the deal said.

CNBC    March 20, 2019


World markets mostly lower as investors await Fed report - The ...
The officials, who spoke on background because they weren't authorized to comment publicly, said Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and U.S. Trade ...

Washington Post    March 20, 2019


Asian markets trend lower, tracking Wall St losses - ABC News
The sources spoke on background because they weren't authorized to comment publicly. The scheduled talks suggest the two sides believe they can make at ...

ABC News    March 20, 2019


World leaders urging Biden to run - POLITICO
... also told Biden that he hopes he will run for president on a platform of strong U.S. leadership and trans-Atlantic harmony, said a person close to Rasmussen.

Politico    March 20, 2019


Toshiba Memory to delay IPO seen as one of Japan's biggest in ...
U.S. buyout firm Bain Capital is likely to delay a planned initial public offering of Toshiba Memory by around two months, a source said on Wednesday, pushing ...

Reuters    March 20, 2019


From farms to slums, Indian women on sharp end of jobs crisis ...
... a more patriarchal society, if we give jobs to women and not men, there will be complaints from men,” said the businessman, who asked to remain anonymous.

Reuters    March 20, 2019


Toshiba Memory IPO Likely Pushed Back Two Months to November ...
Depending on market conditions, the timing could be further pushed as far back as summer 2020, the person said on condition of anonymity, without elaborating  ...

New York Times    March 20, 2019


Counting the Cost: Nissan Unpicks Ghosn Legacy of 'High ...
... began protesting in 2012 to executives about a collapse in sales, according to the sources, who declined to be identified, citing the sensitivity of the subject.

New York Times    March 20, 2019


Piles of pigs: Swine fever outbreaks go unreported in rural China ...
... the local government tested and the results came back negative, said an executive, who declined to be identified because of the sensitivity of the issue.

Reuters    March 20, 2019


British PM May Will Not Request Long Delay to Brexit: Downing ...
"But the people of this country have been waiting nearly three years now," the source said. "They are fed up with parliament???s failure to take a decision and ...

New York Times    March 20, 2019


British PM May will not request long delay to Brexit: Downing Street ...
“But the people of this country have been waiting nearly three years now,” the source said. “They are fed up with parliament's failure to take a decision and the ...

Reuters    March 20, 2019


After year-long drought, two big Malaysian IPOs set for Q2 launch ...
The IPOs, which were postponed last year due to weak markets, could together raise as much as $900 million, the sources said, adding that the offerings could ...

Reuters    March 20, 2019


BC-BBO--Spring Training Rdp,3rd Ld-Writethru
... six-year deal that keeps the All-Star third baseman under contract with the team through 2024, according to a person with direct knowledge of the situation.

Associated Press    March 20, 2019


EU Antitrust Chief News Conference at 1030 GMT, Google Likely in ...
... for Alphabet unit Google over anti-competitive practices, related to its AdSense advertising service, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters last week.

New York Times    March 20, 2019


How the National Enquirer Got Bezos' Texts: It Paid $200,000 to His ...
Mr. Bezos and Ms. Sanchez worked together on some projects and began a relationship last year, a person familiar with the matter has said. She and her ...

Wall Street Journal    March 19, 2019


Boeing Plane Development Under Review by U.S. Prosecutors ...
... the development of Boeing Co's 737 MAX jetliners in the wake of two deadly crashes in five months, two people briefed on the matter confirmed late on Monday.

New York Times    March 19, 2019


U.S. prosecutors, Transportation Department scrutinizing Boeing ...
... the development of Boeing Co's 737 MAX jetliners which have been involved in two fatal crashes since October, a person briefed on the matter confirmed late ...

Reuters    March 19, 2019


WALB Home Page - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather ...
... development of Boeing jets. U.S. prosecutors are looking into the development of Boeing's 737 Max jets, a person briefed on the matter revealed Monday.

NBC News    March 19, 2019


Exclusive: Metro Kicks Off China Unit Sale, Likely to Fetch $2 Billion ...
All the sources declined to be named as the deal talks are not public. E- commerce giant Alibaba Group Holdings has also been in talks with Metro about taking a ...

New York Times    March 19, 2019


Blackstone Joins KKR and BlackRock in Mexico Private Equity ...
Others consulted by Reuters on their funds in Mexico declined to be identified. The private equity funds could help Mexican pension funds spread risk with ...

New York Times    March 19, 2019


Exclusive: KKR, CVC, other PE firms line up to bid for Asian hospital ...
The sources declined to be identified as they were not authorized to speak to the media. Monday was the deadline for first round bids, the sources said.

Reuters    March 19, 2019


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