Anonymous Source Tracker

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


U.S. Consults Allies on How to Protect Shipping in Wake of Tanker ...
Two officials, speaking to a small group of reporters on condition of anonymity, said the United States wants to ensure the freedom of navigation in the Strait of ...

New York Times    June 13, 2019


Unexploded Device Spotted on One of Attacked Oil Tankers: U.S. ...
... mine, was spotted on the side of one of two oil tankers attacked on Thursday in the Gulf of Oman, a U.S. official told Reuters, speaking on condition of anonymity.

New York Times    June 13, 2019


Migrants Rush to Enter Mexico Ahead of Security Crackdown ...
She declined to give her name. You have 3 free articles remaining. Subscribe to The Times. "But the risks at home were worse,” Ochoa said, explaining that the ...

New York Times    June 13, 2019


Trump's company sells California mansion to firm linked to ...
A woman reached by phone at the condominium, who declined to give her name, said she knew the family and had heard of the purchase but was not prepared ...

Washington Post    June 13, 2019


Exclusive: Oilfield Services Firm Patterson-UTI Explores Split-Sources
The sources asked not to be identified because the matter is confidential. Having already undertaken significant cost cuts in the wake of the 2014-2016 downturn ...

New York Times    June 13, 2019


Exclusive: Colombia's Grupo Argos Approaches Summit Materials ...
The sources asked not to be identified because the matter is confidential. Grupo Argos and Summit Materials did not immediately respond to requests for ...

New York Times    June 13, 2019


Once-Ubiquitous Erdogan Fades Into Shadows in Istanbul Revote
... 23 ballot in favor of a campaign led by the AK Party's candidate, according to the officials, who asked not to be identified because the information is sensitive.

Bloomberg    June 13, 2019


Migrants rush to enter Mexico ahead of security crackdown ...
He asked not to be identified because he lacked permission to speak to the press . Mexico and the United States brokered an immigration agreement last week ...

Reuters    June 13, 2019


Chewy's IPO Is Said to Raise $1.02 Billion - Bloomberg
The online supplier of pet food and accessories sold 46.5 million shares on Thursday for $22 each, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the ...

Bloomberg    June 13, 2019


Biden Bay Area fundraising tour includes ex-Twitter executive
... to take part in a fundraising event at the home of former Obama and Clinton bundler Doug Hickey, according to people with direct knowledge of the planning.

CNBC    June 13, 2019


China seeks to roll July U.S. soybean cargoes to August: sources ...
Chinese soybean buyers are asking sellers in the United States to delay cargoes due to be shipped in July until August, two sources familiar with the matter said, ...

Reuters    June 13, 2019


Disease lowers Ghanaian cocoa output, processors must import ...
... crop in second-largest producer Ghana, forcing processors there to import beans at rates higher than usual, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.

CNBC    June 13, 2019


Tanker Attacks Cause Jitters Among Gulf Bond Investors - The New ...
"This looks like a knee-jerk reaction," said a Gulf analyst, who asked not to be named. "The market is very sensitive to geopolitical developments." Regional stock ...

New York Times    June 13, 2019


CBS-Viacom merger talks more serious, could bog down on ...
... decide to increase the level of seriousness around discussions with Viacom, said the people, who asked not to be named because the discussions are private .

CNBC    June 13, 2019


CNBC'S CHRISTINA FARR: GENERAL ELECTRIC WANTS TO ...
... firms as well as groups of limited partners who invest in those funds, said the people, who asked not to be named because the discussions are confidential.

CNBC    June 13, 2019


Airbus A320: Next Version May Be Hybrid-Electric Jet - Bloomberg
... now willing to consider powering its most important aircraft with the technology, said the people, who asked not to be named discussing internal deliberations.

Bloomberg    June 13, 2019


Hong Kong - Regional News
Alibaba has filed confidentially for a Hong Kong listing that could raise up to $20 billion as early as the third quarter of this year, a person with direct knowledge ...

CNBC    June 13, 2019


Tokyo
... a person with direct knowledge of the matter said. A deal of that size would be the biggest follow-on share sale globally in seven years and give Alibaba funds.

CNBC    June 13, 2019


Shanghai - Regional News
... for a Hong Kong listing that could raise up to $20 billion as early as the third quarter of this year, a person with direct knowledge of the matter said. A deal of ...

CNBC    June 13, 2019


HOLD/-Unhappy at Twitter, thousands of Saudis crash pro-Trump ...
Speaking by phone from Riyadh, Nadia, who declined to give her last name, told Reuters she was a 28-year-old woman who had studied in Australia. She said ...

CNBC    June 13, 2019


Pilot Shortages, Unsold Planes Weigh on ATR Deliveries: Sources ...
In addition to pilot recruitment problems, ATR has an unspecified number of " white tails" or aircraft that have been built but not sold, the sources said.

New York Times    June 13, 2019


Islamist insurgents overrun Nigerian army base in northeast: security ...
Islamist insurgents overran a Nigerian army base in the country's northeast, killing at least the commander, two Nigerian security sources said on Thursday.

Reuters    June 13, 2019


Islamist Insurgents Overrun Nigerian Army Base in Northeast ...
Islamist insurgents overran a Nigerian army base in the country's northeast, killing at least the commander, two Nigerian security sources said on Thursday.

New York Times    June 13, 2019


Alibaba files for Hong Kong listing: source
The listing will take place as soon as the third quarter of this year, the source said , declining to be named as they were not authorized to speak to the media on ...

CNBC    June 13, 2019


Exclusive: Mexico to Cancel October Auctions for Pemex Joint ...
... October to pick joint venture partners for state-run energy company Pemex in seven onshore areas, two sources close to the decision told Reuters on Thursday .

New York Times    June 13, 2019


Exclusive: Mexico to cancel October auctions for Pemex joint ...
... auctions scheduled for October to pick joint venture partners for state-run energy company Pemex in seven onshore areas, two sources close to the decision ...

Reuters    June 13, 2019


EXCLUSIVE-Mexico to cancel October auctions for Pemex joint ...
... to pick joint venture partners for state-run energy company Pemex in seven onshore areas, two sources close to the decision told Reuters on Thursday.

CNBC    June 13, 2019


attacks on oil tankers near gulf of oman did not use torpedoes
ATTACKS ON OIL TANKERS NEAR GULF OF OMAN DID NOT USE TORPEDOES- PERSON WITH KNOWLEDGE OF THE MATTER.

CNBC    June 13, 2019


Turkey's Baticim to sell up to 75% of cement maker Batisoke - sources
... Group, is looking to sell a stake of up to 75% in cement manufacturer Batisoke, according to a source close to the process and a document seen by Reuters.

Reuters    June 13, 2019


Apple (AAPL) CEO Tim Cook Visited White House, Trump Says ...
... support for the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement and discussed the importance of digital trade, according to a person familiar with the situation.

Bloomberg    June 13, 2019


ICC Wants Commentators to Be 'Fair' After Holding Saga - The New ...
"We have no intention of censoring anyone," a source in the ICC, who declined to be named, told Reuters. "We have only requested them to be fair in their ...

New York Times    June 13, 2019


UPDATE 1-China seeks to roll July U.S. soybean cargoes to August ...
The two sources declined to be named as they are not authorised to speak to the media. Sinograin, which manages China's soybean reserves, did not respond ...

CNBC    June 13, 2019


China Chip Industry Insiders Voice Caution on Catch-Up Efforts ...
"Money is not an issue for the Chinese government," says one executive at a South Korean memory chip maker who declined to be named, acknowledging ...

New York Times    June 13, 2019


China seeks to roll July U.S. soybean cargoes to August -sources
The two sources declined to be named as they are not authorized to speak to the media. Sinograin, which manages China's soybean reserves, did not respond ...

CNBC    June 13, 2019


UPDATE 6-Tanker attacks in Gulf of Oman stoke security and oil fears
The crew of the Norwegian-owned Front Altair abandoned ship in waters between Gulf Arab states and Iran after a blast that a source said might have been from ...

CNBC    June 13, 2019


Tanker attacks in Gulf of Oman stoke security and oil fears - Reuters
The crew of the Norwegian-owned Front Altair abandoned ship in waters between Gulf Arab states and Iran after a blast that a source said might have been from ...

Reuters    June 13, 2019


U.S. blames Iran for tanker attacks in Gulf of Oman, oil prices rise ...
The crew of the Norwegian-owned Front Altair abandoned ship in the waters between Gulf Arab states and Iran after a blast that a source said might have been ...

Reuters    June 13, 2019


Thursday's Mini-Report, 6.13.19 | MSNBC
... according to people briefed on the matter, indicating they are focused partly on the intelligence agencies' most explosive conclusion about the 2016 election: ...

MSNBC    June 13, 2019


US Blames Iran for Oil Tanker Attacks - Bloomberg
Senior administration officials said that at least one of the ships was attacked by mines. In a briefing with reporters, they showed a photo of a tanker, the ...

Bloomberg    June 13, 2019


Huawei asks Verizon to pay more than $1 billion for over 230 ...
In aggregate, Huawei is seeking more than $1 billion, a person briefed on the matter said on Wednesday. Verizon should pay to “solve the patent licensing issue ...

CNBC    June 13, 2019


Kim Kardashian will join President Trump for event on hiring of ...
... the new First Step Act is getting some star power: Reality-TV star Kim Kardashian will be joining the president, according to a person familiar with her plans.

Washington Post    June 13, 2019


Facebook's Zuckerberg is the focus of latest doctored video - The ...
Zuckerberg tried to reach out to her to explain the situation, but she did not take his call, according to a person familiar with the matter who was not authorized to  ...

Washington Post    June 13, 2019


Trent Williams posts photo from hospital, but it's said to be cosmetic ...
But according to one person with knowledge of the situation who spoke on the condition of anonymity, the operation is a “cosmetic procedure” to cover up the ...

Washington Post    June 13, 2019


UPDATE 2-Operators howl, markets hail German 5G auction as ...
A source close to Drillisch rejected that suggestion, saying there was still everything to play for at that stage. Analysts say Dommermuth played a shrewd poker ...

CNBC    June 13, 2019


AP source: Dragic exercises $19.2 million option
Dragic spent several weeks weighing his decision, the person told The Associated Press Thursday, speaking on condition of anonymity because neither the ...

USA Today    June 13, 2019


UPDATE 1-Alibaba files for Hong Kong listing - source
The listing will take place as soon as the third quarter of this year, the source said , declining to be named as they were not authorised to speak to the media on ...

CNBC    June 13, 2019


Poll: D.C. area thinks Amazon headquarters will have good impact ...
I'll never be able to buy anything here,” said Elizabeth, who asked to be identified only by her first name for personal reasons. “There's already a huge amount of ...

Washington Post    June 13, 2019


The Latest: Diplomats meet in Sweden to discuss Venezuela - The ...
Both requested anonymity because they weren't authorized to discuss the issue. A Venezuelan government source with knowledge of the talks considered them ...

Washington Post    June 13, 2019


Telcos Howl, Markets Hail German 5G Auction as Newcomer Joins ...
A source close to Drillisch rejected that suggestion, saying there was still everything to play for at that stage. Analysts say Dommermuth played a shrewd poker ...

New York Times    June 13, 2019


Renault Push to Block Nissan Governance Shift 'Endangering ...
Renault's recent push to block a governance overhaul at Nissan Motor Co has put the Franco-Japanese automaking alliance in jeopardy, a person familiar with  ...

New York Times    June 12, 2019


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