Anonymous Source Tracker

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


Harvey Weinstein Is Said to Reach $44 Million Deal to Settle Lawsuits
About $30 million would be set aside for women who have accused him, employees of his former studio and creditors, according to people briefed on the matter.

New York Times    May 24, 2019


Theresa May, Harvey Weinstein, Julian Assange: Your Friday Briefing
... lawsuits filed by women who accused him of sexual misconduct and by the New York State attorney general, according to three people briefed on the matter.

New York Times    May 24, 2019


Exclusive: EPA to unveil less ambitious U.S. biofuel credit reform ...
... market reform this month after regulators concluded many of the agency's initial ideas required more time to study, according to four people briefed on the matter.

Reuters    May 24, 2019


When Giant Pipes (Intentionally) Spewed Water and Sand onto ...
A pleasant British tourist, who declined to give his name, said that he had heard about Rockaway Beach from a friend's mum, so there he was, in the extravagant  ...

New York Times    May 24, 2019


RPT-Italy unlikely to tap retail investors before summer amid EU vote ...
MILAN, May 24- Italy will likely axe its customary spring sale of BTP Italia retail bonds, four sources close to the matter said, to avoid a repeat of last November's  ...

CNBC    May 24, 2019


Harvey Weinsten reaches $44 million settlement with accusers and ...
The remaining amount would be used toward legal fees, the newspaper reported , citing people familiar with the matter. Representatives for Weinstein and the ...

Washington Post    May 24, 2019


New York state regulator investigating pension transfer deals: sources
... an industry in which life insurers take over corporate pension plans from companies that want to offload them, according to two people familiar with the matter.

Reuters    May 24, 2019


EXCLUSIVE-Jaitley unlikely to remain Indian finance minister in ...
“He is definitely not taking the post of the finance minister simply because he is very unwell,” one of the sources, who did not want to be named, told Reuters.

CNBC    May 24, 2019


Rohingya Muslims Are Stuck in Bangladesh's Refugee Camps | Time
The girl, who did not want to be named, came here with nothing but a sarong and her immediate family. Poor and illiterate, she is unable even to get married ...

Time    May 24, 2019


Exclusive: Jaitley unlikely to remain Indian finance minister in Modi's ...
“He is definitely not taking the post of the finance minister simply because he is very unwell,” one of the sources, who did not want to be named, told Reuters.

Reuters    May 24, 2019


Indian forces kill leader of al Qaeda affiliate in Kashmir: police ...
Our troops fired at him and he was killed,” said the officer, who declined to be named because he was not authorized to speak to media. For decades, separatists ...

Reuters    May 24, 2019


AP Source: Breanna Stewart to Be WNBA Ambassador This Season ...
The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity on Thursday night because no official announcement has been made. Seattle potentially ...

New York Times    May 24, 2019


AP source: Breanna Stewart to be WNBA ambassador this season ...
The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Thursday night because no official announcement has been made. The league has no ...

Washington Post    May 24, 2019


AP source: Breanna Stewart to be WNBA ambassador this season
A person familiar with the decision says that Breanna Stewart will act as an ambassador for the WNBA this season after the reigning MVP tore her Achilles over ...

USA Today    May 24, 2019


PRECIOUS-Gold hovers above $1,280 as dollar recoils on U.S. data ...
... a person briefed on the matter said on Wednesday, the latest effort by the Trump administration to crack down on Chinese companies as trade friction between ...

CNBC    May 24, 2019


PetroChina raising gas prices ahead of pipeline reshuffle - Reuters
... continuing losses from its gas import business due to high input costs versus government-capped domestic prices, sources with knowledge of the matter said.

Reuters    May 23, 2019


Asia shares hit four-month low on risk of endless trade war - Reuters
... sanctions on Chinese video surveillance firm Hikvision over the country's treatment of its Uighur Muslim minority, according to a person briefed on the matter.

Reuters    May 23, 2019


PRECIOUS-Gold prices steady as trade woes, Fed stance boost dollar
... on Chinese video surveillance firm Hikvision over the country's treatment of its Uighur Muslim minority, a person briefed on the matter said on Wednesday.

Reuters    May 23, 2019


Gold Market: US-China trade war, Brexit in focus
... on Chinese video surveillance firm Hikvision over the country's treatment of its Uighur Muslim minority, a person briefed on the matter said on Wednesday.

CNBC    May 23, 2019


PRECIOUS-Gold prices steady, buoyed by worries over Sino-U.S. ...
... surveillance firm Hikvision over the country's treatment of its Uighur Muslim minority, a person briefed on the matter said on Wednesday, the latest effort by the ...

CNBC    May 23, 2019


GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia shares sink to 4-month low, yen a safe ...
... sanctions on Chinese video surveillance firm Hikvision over the country's treatment of its Uighur Muslim minority, according to a person briefed on the matter.

CNBC    May 23, 2019


WNBA Preview Capsules - The Washington Post
The person spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday, May 16, 2019, because the deal hasn't been announced. (Jessica Hill, File/Associated Press). By Doug ...

Washington Post    May 23, 2019


AP Sources: Pentagon Proposing a Troop Buildup in Mideast - The ...
The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because the plans have not been formally announced. Thursday morning's meeting comes as tensions with Iran ...

New York Times    May 23, 2019


Amazon Is Working on a Wearable Device That Reads Human ...
Work on the project, code-named Dylan, was ongoing recently, according to the documents and the person, who requested anonymity to discuss an internal ...

Bloomberg    May 23, 2019


GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia shares hit 4-mth low on risk of endless ...
... sanctions on Chinese video surveillance firm Hikvision over the country's treatment of its Uighur Muslim minority, according to a person briefed on the matter.

CNBC    May 23, 2019


Fact-checking President Trump's wild jabs at Joe Biden - The ...
... initially come from Biden, but rather filtered up from officials at the U.S. Embassy in Kiev, according to a person with direct knowledge of the situation” and that, ...

Washington Post    May 23, 2019


How Joe Biden's Drug Policies Supercharged the Opioid Crisis ...
Biden joined with most other Democrats from urban, suburban and rural districts and across racial lines,” the official wrote, speaking on background. “The crack ...

Politico    May 23, 2019


Trump Rose Garden today: Hope of bipartisanship fades as Trump ...
The infrastructure meeting with the president and top Democrats lasted only a few minutes, according to a person familiar with the meeting and a White House ...

CBS News    May 23, 2019


RPT-Consumer lender Home Credit appoints banks for over $1 bln ...
... Holdings and Morgan Stanley to lead its upcoming Hong Kong initial public offering of at least $1 billion, three people with direct knowledge of the matter said.

CNBC    May 23, 2019


Consumer lender Home Credit appoints banks for over $1 bln HK ...
... and Morgan Stanley to lead its upcoming Hong Kong initial public offering (IPO ) of at least $1 billion, three people with direct knowledge of the matter said.

Reuters    May 23, 2019


Turkey Burns Bridges With Markets as Costs of Lira Defense Mount
Some of the nation's primary dealers have also been asked to buy more government bonds in debt auctions, according to three people with direct knowledge of ...

Bloomberg    May 23, 2019


Amazon might be working on a smart watch that can sense your ...
... Echo smart speaker and Alexa's voice are joining up to build a voice-activated wearable for your wrist, according to Bloomberg, citing an anonymous source.

CNN    May 23, 2019


Google and Oracle's $9 Billion 'Copyright Case of the Decade ...
Lawyers for Oracle and Google are expected to discuss the case with his office in June, in separate meetings, according to a source familiar with the situation.

Newsweek    May 23, 2019


Deutsche Bank plans cuts in US equities, prime unit -sources - Reuters
It is unclear how many of the bank's 9,275 U.S. employees will be affected and no final decisions have been made, the sources said. Deutsche Bank declined to ...

Reuters    May 23, 2019


Amazon working on human emotion-detecting wearable, report says ...
... however, a person familiar with the program who requested anonymity told Bloomberg that beta testing was underway. Clearly Amazon has something worth  ...

Fox News    May 23, 2019


Pelosi warns Dems: "Make no mistake, [Trump] wants to be ...
... team this morning, said President Trump is egging Democrats on and they should continue down the path they've laid out, per a person with direct knowledge.

CNN    May 23, 2019


Trump moves to escalate investigation of intel agencies - The ...
Still, Barr has been directly involved, according to a person familiar with the matter who was not authorized to discuss it publicly, and is also working with CIA  ...

Washington Post    May 23, 2019


Amazon preparing a wearable device that 'reads human emotions ...
According to internal documents obtained by Bloomberg and a person familiar with the matter, the device has microphones that can figure out a person's ...

Fox News    May 23, 2019


JPMorgan cuts ties with OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma
J.P. Morgan Chase has ended its relationship with Purdue Pharma over its alleged role in the U.S. opioid crisis, a person familiar with the matter told CNBC on ...

CNBC    May 23, 2019


Kushner Cos. Gets $800 Million Federally-Backed Apartment Loan
... that's backed by government-owned Freddie Mac, according to a person familiar with the matter who asked not to be named discussing the private transaction.

Bloomberg    May 23, 2019


Exclusive: Operator of Venezuelan PDVSA's fleet seeks to detain ...
... oil tankers to collect on late payments owed to it by the state-run oil company, according to a document seen by Reuters and sources close to the decision.

Reuters    May 23, 2019


Swiss government baulks at signing EU treaty: sources - Reuters
... will make it all but impossible for the Swiss government to sign a draft treaty with the European Union next month, sources close to the matter told Reuters.

Reuters    May 23, 2019


Italy unlikely to tap retail investors before summer amid EU vote ...
MILAN, May 23- Italy will likely axe its customary spring sale of BTP Italia retail bonds, four sources close to the matter said, to avoid a repeat of last November's  ...

CNBC    May 23, 2019


Italy - Factors to watch on May 23 - Reuters
... Italy's long-struggling Banca Carige should be closed if it can't find a buyer, contrary to Rome's plan for a state rescue, four sources close to the matter said.

Reuters    May 23, 2019


Qatari president of PSG under investigation in France for graft: source
The full amount was conditional on Qatar winning the bid, the source said. Oryx QSI is owned by Khelaifi and his bother, Khalid, and is a subsidiary of the Qatar ...

Reuters    May 23, 2019


Trump Mulls Bypassing Congress on Saudi Arms Sales - The New ...
The officials were not authorized to discuss the matter publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity. Congressional opposition to U.S. military support for Saudi ...

New York Times    May 23, 2019


Trump mulls bypassing Congress on Saudi arms sales - The ...
The officials were not authorized to discuss the matter publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity. Congressional opposition to U.S. military support for Saudi ...

Washington Post    May 23, 2019


Senate approves deal on disaster aid, leaves out border money ...
Puerto Rico, which is still trying to recover from the 2017 hurricane, will receive more than $1 billion under the package, according to a House Democratic aide.

Washington Post    May 23, 2019


Power Up: Pelosi tamps down rising Democratic cries on Trump ...
A senior Democratic aide responded: “This is a situation where the entire top rung in leadership are in complete agreement — not only on messaging but on ...

Washington Post    May 23, 2019


Disaster aid bill: Ending months of gridlock over Puerto Rico funds ...
A senior Democratic aide told CBS News that the party secured language in the legislation to bar funding from being appropriated to other projects, a move ...

CBS News    May 23, 2019


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