Anonymous Source Tracker

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


Banco Bpm SpA
... to gauge interest for its power generation and retail client assets that could be worth more than 600 million euros, three sources close to the matter said.

CNBC    May 1, 2019


Kuwait plan for northern mega city faces political hurdles - Reuters
... as a possible contender to replace his 89-year old father as ruler after the crown prince, according to diplomats and two sources close to the ruling family.

Reuters    May 1, 2019


House Intelligence chair: I think Barr should step down
... to Thursday's hearing if they stuck to the format the chairman has proposed for the questioning, according to a committee source with knowledge of the matter.

CNN    May 1, 2019


Boston Bruins' Brad Marchand won't be suspended for punching ...
Marchand's punch wasn't forceful enough to qualify for a suspension or fine, according to a person familiar with the decisions of the NHL's Department of Player ...

Washington Post    May 1, 2019


Is Josh Doctson worth $10 million in 2020? Redskins have until ...
Doctson would make $10.2 million in 2020 if the Redskins pick up the option, according to a person familiar with the NFL's salary structures, who spoke on a ...

Washington Post    May 1, 2019


Post-Apocalyptic Jeans Now - The New York Times
Chris Leba, the founder and designer of R13, was vice president for design at Ralph Lauren until 2016, and refused to be identified for the first seven years of ...

New York Times    May 1, 2019


Allergan to prevail in vote over CEO Saunders' chairman role-sources
The sources asked not to be identified because the outcome of the shareholder vote is not yet public. Allergan declined to comment, and Appaloosa could not be  ...

Reuters    May 1, 2019


The New York Times: How an anti-Semitic cartoon ended up in the ...
Like most of the others interviewed for this story, the staffer insisted on anonymity to speak candidly about their employer. New York Times editorial page editor ...

CNN    May 1, 2019


EBRD's Africa Expansion Plans Yet to Convince Some ...
The issue will be on the agenda at the bank's annual meeting in Bosnia next week, all three of the sources said. Despite the tensions, the final agenda for the  ...

New York Times    May 1, 2019


Thomas Cook Sets May 7 Deadline for Interest in Airline Business ...
... Cook has set a deadline of May 7 for expressions of interest in its airline business, with Indigo Partners and Lufthansa among the likely bidders, sources said.

New York Times    May 1, 2019


After Dispute, Ex-White House Security Clearance Official Meets ...
Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner, said two congressional sources familiar with the matter, were among the two-dozen or so  ...

New York Times    May 1, 2019


U.K. Lends British Steel $156m to Cover Emissions Costs - Bloomberg
... Steel borrowed from its free allocation of EU carbon permits made in early 2017 to cover its 2016 emissions, according to a person familiar with the situation .

Bloomberg    May 1, 2019


U.S. House Panel Aims for May 15 Hearing on Boeing 737 MAX ...
... now grounded Boeing 737 MAX and the Federal Aviation Administration's aircraft certification program, three people briefed on the matter said on Wednesday.

New York Times    May 1, 2019


U.S. House panel aims for May 15 hearing on Boeing 737 MAX ...
... now grounded Boeing 737 MAX and the Federal Aviation Administration's aircraft certification program, three people briefed on the matter said on Wednesday.

Reuters    May 1, 2019


U.S. House panel will hold May 15 hearing on grounded Boeing 737 ...
... 15 hearing on the grounded Boeing 737 MAX and the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) aircraft certification program, three people briefed on the matter ...

Reuters    May 1, 2019


AP source: Bills decline to pick up Lawson's 5th-year option
A person with direct knowledge of the decision confirms to The Associated Press the Buffalo Bills have informed defensive end Shaq Lawson that they will not ...

USA Today    May 1, 2019


An $8.7 Billion Burden Casts Doubt Over BC Partners Newest Fund
Six months earlier, CVC Capital Partners had raised more than twice that amount in a third of the time, a person familiar with the matter said. Apollo Global ...

Bloomberg    May 1, 2019


Oklahoma police fatally shoot unarmed, naked teenager - The ...
A woman who answered the door at that house on Wednesday declined to give her name and said the man who had been there at the time of the shooting was ...

Washington Post    May 1, 2019


Oklahoma police fatally shoot unarmed, naked teenager - ABC News
A woman who answered the door at that house on Wednesday declined to give her name and said the man who had been there at the time of the shooting was ...

ABC News    May 1, 2019


AP source: Timberwolves hire Rockets exec Gersson Rosas
... a person with knowledge of the process told The Associated Press on Wednesday, speaking on condition of anonymity because the team had yet to make the ...

USA Today    May 1, 2019


Modi's War Chest Leaves India Election Rivals in the Dust - The ...
Financially, we cannot compete with them," said another veteran Congress politician, who asked to remain anonymous. He and another high-ranking Congress ...

New York Times    May 1, 2019


Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) Quote| Reuters.com
... Jack Dorsey on Tuesday and spent a significant time questioning him about why he had lost some Twitter followers, a person briefed on the matter said.

Reuters    May 1, 2019


Wintershall DEA aims to list in second half of 2020 - Reuters
... that Wintershall DEA had picked banks to organize its flotation, which could become one of Europe's largest listings in 2020, people close to the matter said.

Reuters    May 1, 2019


Citigroup Inc
... equity owner amid a flurry of dealmaking in the chemicals sector, people close to the matter said. Buyout group Rhone Capital is working with Citi on the deal, ...

CNBC    May 1, 2019


House Panel Seeks Justice Department Probe of Trump Backer Prince
... a plan to deploy a private army to help topple Venezuela's socialist president, Nicholas Maduro, four sources with knowledge of the effort told Reuters.

New York Times    May 1, 2019


Total SA (TOT) Quote| Reuters.com
... more gas pipelines after successfully selling its larger TAG unit to France's Engie for $8.6 billion, according to three sources with knowledge of the matter.

Reuters    May 1, 2019


In College Admissions Scandal, Family Paid $6.5 Million to Get Their
A family from China paid a college counselor $6.5 million for help securing a spot at Stanford University, according to a person familiar with the matter, and ...

Wall Street Journal    May 1, 2019


AP source: Cavs to interview Spurs assistant Udoka - ABC News
Cleveland will meet with former NBA player and current San Antonio assistant coach Ime Udoka about its opening, a person familiar with Cleveland's schedule  ...

ABC News    May 1, 2019


J.B. Bickerstaff
CLEVELAND (AP) — A person familiar with Cleveland's coaching search tells The Associated Press the team has received permission to interview Denver ...

Associated Press    May 1, 2019


Attorney General William Barr declines to testify before House panel ...
Lawmakers and officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to freely discuss private deliberations, cautioned that no final decision has been made.

Washington Post    May 1, 2019


As Trump Team Prepares Mideast Plan, Palestinians Face Financial ...
A police officer in Gaza, who asked to be identified only by his first name, Ahmed, said his wages were slashed by 65 percent in March. "Salary cuts? Please say: ...

New York Times    May 1, 2019


Amazon opens its platform to local retail market in Israel - Reuters
... while also offering a great opportunity for local, Israeli businesses to grow their businesses on Amazon,” said a source close to Amazon on Wednesday.

Reuters    May 1, 2019


Gavin Williamson sacked as defence secretary for Huawei leak – as ...
A source said Mr Smith told yesterday's meeting of the cabinet: 'It's a customs union or a second referendum, and we are not having a second referendum.'.

The Guardian    May 1, 2019


Guatemalan 16-year-old immigrant boy died in US custody ...
A source close to the situation said the boy showed signs of distress the day after he arrived at Casa Padre, a former Walmart in Brownsville, Texas, that's one of ...

CNN    May 1, 2019


Virgin Australia to Delay Taking Boeing 737 MAX Jets to Cut Spending
The airline expects to save around A$1 billion (£545 million) over three financial years by deferring the purchases, according to a person familiar with the matter.

New York Times    April 30, 2019


UPDATE 2-Virgin Australia to delay taking Boeing 737 MAX jets to ...
The airline expects to save around A$1 billion ($705 million) over three financial years by deferring the purchases, according to a person familiar with the matter.

CNBC    April 30, 2019


Chinese EV Maker CHJ Seeks to Raise Up to $500 Million in Growth ...
The firm, which plans to close the fundraising by June, also aims to go public overseas next year, said another person with knowledge of the matter.

New York Times    April 30, 2019


Exclusive: Blackwater Founder's Latest Sales Pitch-Mercenaries for ...
... pushing a plan to deploy a private army to help topple Venezuela's socialist president, Nicholas Maduro, four sources with knowledge of the effort told Reuters.

New York Times    April 30, 2019


Uber IPO roadshow: London investors question profits
... references to their platform and how they intend to build that out,” said one investor who attended the hour-long presentation but declined to be named.

CNBC    April 30, 2019


FAA Starts Bid to Restore Confidence in Max -- and Itself - Bloomberg
The person wasn't allowed to speak publicly and declined to be identified. South Korea also plans to closely monitor the steps taken by aviation regulators in ...

Bloomberg    April 30, 2019


China developers push land prices up as credit, purchase rules ease
The person declined to be identified in the absence of company authorization to speak to the media. Despite the premium, the land would provide a solid return ...

Reuters    April 30, 2019


Factbox: Japanese Say Farewell to Emperor Akihito, Express Hopes ...
... so I am looking forward to it and hope that it will be an era in which young people can be happy," said a 50-year-old illustrator who declined to give his name.

New York Times    April 30, 2019


In Afghan Blood Sports, the Animals Aren't the Only Ones Fighting ...
“The dogs aren't the only animals here,” one spectator said. He declined to give his name but said he was a university student. It was his first and last dogfight, ...

New York Times    April 30, 2019


Deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein to resign – live | US news ...
The man asked to remain anonymous out of a concern that the resulting publicity might imperil his employment, and because he said Wohl and Burkman have a ...

The Guardian    April 30, 2019


Italian Ex-PM Berlusconi Hospitalized With Abdominal Pain: Source ...
... Silvio Berlusconi was taken by ambulance to Milan's San Raffaele hospital suffering abdominal pain on Tuesday, a source familiar with the situation said.

New York Times    April 30, 2019


Italian ex-PM Berlusconi hospitalized with abdominal pain: source ...
... Silvio Berlusconi was taken by ambulance to Milan's San Raffaele hospital suffering abdominal pain on Tuesday, a source familiar with the situation said.

Reuters    April 30, 2019


Video shows Kansas teacher kicking 5-year-old student
The girl's mother, who did not want to be identified to KCTV News 5, said her child came home complaining that her teacher had hit her and she had a large, red ...

USA Today    April 30, 2019


DHS won't answer questions about staff, funding for office to fight ...
A former senior DHS official who did not want to be identified called the new office "very half-baked," criticizing it for having "no transparency on budget or on ...

NBC News    April 30, 2019


Chinese Oil Trading Executive Detained for Alleged Tax Fraud ...
... by police in Shanghai for alleged tax fraud committed in late 2015 before he joined the company, three sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

New York Times    April 30, 2019


Metro Shortlists Veggie Startup, Wumart in China Bidding
... firms picked for the next round of bidding for German food wholesaler Metro AG's $1.5 billion Chinese business, people with knowledge of the matter said.

Bloomberg    April 30, 2019


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