Anonymous Source Tracker

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


Trump officials prepared to stonewall Democratic oversight demands
... request for a slew of documents about fired administration officials, Russian nationals and Trump businesses, according to a person familiar with the situation .

Politico    March 19, 2019


Interserve PLC (IRV.L) News| Reuters.com
... pre-pack administration that will wipe out existing shareholders but enable the troubled outsourcer to keep operating, a person familiar with the situation said ...

Reuters    March 19, 2019


Netflix Says It Will Not Join Apple TV Service - The New York Times
Sources familiar with the matter have told Reuters that the service may resell subscriptions from CBS Corp, Viacom Inc and Lions Gate Entertainment Corp's ...

New York Times    March 19, 2019


German Lawmakers Challenge Deputy Finance Minister's Goldman ...
... advocated a merger between Commerzbank and Deutsche Bank, which unions warn could mean up to 30,000 job cuts, people familiar with the matter say.

New York Times    March 19, 2019


UPDATE 1-German lawmakers challenge deputy finance minister's ...
Goldman Sachs is advising Commerzbank on the $28 billion plus deal deliberations, people familiar with the matter said. "It's a conflict of interest," Fabio De ...

CNBC    March 19, 2019


China's new social media craze: Paying to be given compliments ...
The administrator, who asked to remain anonymous, said they charge 15 yuan for three minutes or 25 yuan for five minutes of praise in the WeChat group.

CNBC    March 19, 2019


Exclusive: India Government Asked Banks to Save Jet, Avoid ...
"Top officials at the finance ministry seek regular updates on the issue," said an official at one of Jet's lenders, who did not want to be identified as discussions ...

New York Times    March 19, 2019


Donald Trump and 'the Trump of the Tropics,' Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro ...
A senior administration official, who requested anonymity, told reporters Bolsonaro's visit represented a "real opportunity to fundamentally remake our ...

ABC News    March 19, 2019


Key Senate Panel Split on Trump-Russia Collusion: Sources - The ...
Congressional sources familiar with the matter told Reuters that both Republicans and Democrats on Senate Intelligence agreed there was a lack of direct ...

New York Times    March 19, 2019


China Says Played 'Constructive Role' in Reducing Pakistan, India ...
... and only interventions by U.S. officials, including National Security Adviser John Bolton, headed off a bigger conflict, five sources familiar with the events have ...

New York Times    March 19, 2019


Exclusive: Metro kicks off China unit sale, likely to fetch $2 billion ...
... 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.

Reuters    March 19, 2019


Exclusive: Advent and Blackstone among bidders for WPP market ...
... are in talks with advertising group WPP to explore bids for a majority stake in its data analytics unit Kantar, four sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.

Reuters    March 19, 2019


China Considers Excluding Boeing ($BA) 737 Max From Trade Deal ...
... excluding Boeing Co.'s troubled 737 Max jet from a list of American exports it would buy as part of a trade deal with the U.S., people familiar with the matter said.

Bloomberg    March 19, 2019


Exclusive: Lyft's IPO Already Oversubscribed-Sources - The New ...
... making it more likely that the ride-hailing startup will fetch or even exceed the $23 billion valuation it is seeking, people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday .

New York Times    March 19, 2019


Rosenstein hanging on at DOJ amid Mueller probe wind-down ...
Fox News and other outlets previously reported that Rosenstein had planned to step down in mid-March. However, sources close to the deputy attorney general ...

Fox News    March 19, 2019


HSBC promotes 1300 staff as investment bank overhaul gathers ...
... banker Ewen Stevenson - are plotting a push to recover ground lost to rivals, with a revamp of its trading floor seen as top priority, sources close to HSBC said.

Reuters    March 19, 2019


Brazil's PetroReconcavo in talks for Petrobras onshore fields: sources
... the fields, which was announced in late November, said the sources, who requested anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss internal matters.

Reuters    March 19, 2019


High-level US and China trade talks to resume next week - The ...
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 ...

Washington Post    March 19, 2019


High-Level US-China Trade Talks to Resume Next Week - The New ...
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 ...

New York Times    March 19, 2019


Asian markets mixed as investors look ahead to Fed report
The sources, who spoke on background because they weren't authorized to comment publicly, said Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and U.S. Trade ...

Associated Press    March 19, 2019


Some U.S. Officials Said to See China Walking Back Trade Pledges ...
A person close to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer denied that Chinese officials have backed away from previous pledges. A Chinese official briefed ...

Bloomberg    March 19, 2019


George Conway, Kellyanne Conway's husband, called 'total loser ...
A person close to Parscale said the campaign manager was told by Trump that he did not have any recollections of being in a room with George Conway and ...

Washington Post    March 19, 2019


Nobody Loves a Deutsche Deal - Bloomberg
“We are still not convinced a merger makes sense but we won't go in fundamental opposition,” a person close to the top-five investor told the Financial Times.

Bloomberg    March 19, 2019


Democratic senators send letter to Saudi Arabia demanding release ...
A Senate Democratic aide said that there were efforts to get Republicans to sign onto the letter but that none had chosen to do so. Last week's vote on ending ...

Washington Post    March 19, 2019


The Latest: Cup champion Capitals to visit White House - The ...
The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday, March 19, 2019, because the team had not announced the decision. (Jacquelyn  ...

Washington Post    March 19, 2019


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