Anonymous Source Tracker

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


Japan's Softbank to Announce $1 Billion Investment in Delivery App ...
Citing sources with knowledge of the matter, Brazil Journal said the new investment values Rappi at $2.5 billion. Advertisement. Softbank and Rappi did not ...

New York Times    April 30, 2019


Chinese oil trading executive detained for alleged tax fraud - sources
... 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.

CNBC    April 30, 2019


Uber IPO Is Said to Be Oversubscribed by Day Two of Roadshow ...
... to expand in logistics and other transportation businesses, including scooters, autonomous driving and mass transit, a person familiar with the matter has said.

Bloomberg    April 30, 2019


KKR's Internet Brands to Sell Autodata Unit to Thoma Bravo ...
Financial terms weren't disclosed. The deal is valued at about $1 billion, according to a person familiar with the matter. The deal is expected to be completed ...

Bloomberg    April 30, 2019


AP source: Cavs interview J.B. Bickertstaff for coaching job - The ...
A person familiar with the Cavaliers' coaching search tells The Associated Press the team is interviewing former Memphis coach J.B. Bickerstaff. Bickerstaff is ...

Washington Post    April 30, 2019


AP source: Cavs interview J.B. Bickertstaff for coaching job
CLEVELAND (AP) — A person familiar with the Cleveland Cavaliers' coaching search tells The Associated Press the team is interviewing former Memphis ...

USA Today    April 30, 2019


US Cyber Official, British Telcos to Discuss Huawei in London Meeting
... diplomat on cybersecurity in London on Tuesday to discuss the risks of equipment made by China's Huawei, according to five people familiar with the matter.

New York Times    April 30, 2019


SoftBank Is Said in Talks to Invest in Brazilian Lender Creditas ...
... to invest about $230 million in Brazilian online lender Creditas as the firm expands investments in Latin America, according to people familiar with the matter.

Bloomberg    April 30, 2019


Hedge fund Vor Capital secures investment from Borealis Strategic ...
... in new hedge funds, has written its first check to commit capital to Europe- oriented stock fund Vor Capital, two people familiar with the matter said on Friday .

Reuters    April 30, 2019


AP Source: UNC Hiring Banghart as Women's Basketball Coach ...
The person spoke Monday night to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the school hasn't commented publicly on its search. Terms weren't ...

New York Times    April 30, 2019


Trump to Meet With Republican Senators on U.S. Shipping Rules ...
A person briefed on the matter confirmed that administration officials were divided on the issue. In February, leaders of the House of Representatives Committee ...

New York Times    April 30, 2019


Trump Sues Deutsche Bank, Capital One Over Bank Records ...
The firm has stopped doing new business with Trump while he is president, a person briefed on the matter said previously. The complaint is very similar to one  ...

Bloomberg    April 30, 2019


UNC hires Princeton's Banghart as women's basketball coach
... redshirt sophomore Jocelyn Jones and freshman Kennedy Boyd have put their names in the transfer portal, a person familiar with the situation confirmed.

Associated Press    April 30, 2019


UNC hires Princeton's Courtney Banghart as women's basketball ...
... a person familiar with the situation confirmed. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because neither the school nor the players ...

USA Today    April 30, 2019


Ivory Coast acts to avert defaults on cocoa export contracts this season
... Switzerland-based Barry Callebaut - purchased all the export contracts potentially at risk of default, said two sources at CCC, who did not wish to be identified.

Reuters    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, Nicolas Maduro, four sources with knowledge of the effort told Reuters.

Reuters    April 30, 2019


Billionaire Blackwater Founder Wants His Mercenaries in Venezuela ...
Sources with knowledge of the plan say Blackwater's Erik Prince wants to send up to 5000 Spanish-speaking troops into Venezuela.

Newsweek    April 30, 2019


U.S. EPA stalls biofuel waiver transparency plan after White House ...
... from federal biofuels law after receiving blowback from the White House and parts of the oil industry, according to four sources familiar with the matter.

Reuters    April 30, 2019


Oman readies U.S. dollar bond sale – sources - Reuters
Oman is preparing a sale of U.S. dollar-denominated bonds, two sources familiar with the matter said, as the sultanate seeks to take advantage of improved ...

Reuters    April 30, 2019


Mueller Objected to Barr's Description of Russia Investigation's ...
... to clear President Trump on possible obstruction of justice, according to the Justice Department and three people with direct knowledge of the communication ...

New York Times    April 30, 2019


Pair arrested after women's bodies found in London freezer | UK ...
A 29-year-old resident, who did not want to be named, said the area suffered from petty crime but the discovery of bodies was unusual. He said: “This is not ...

The Guardian    April 30, 2019


COMMERZBANK AG (CBK:Xetra): Stock Quote & Company Profile ...
... as this weekend on whether to deepen merger talks with Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft (DB:DBK) or break them off, people briefed on the matter said.

Bloomberg    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.

CNBC    April 30, 2019


Boeing 737 Max 8 airplane engines ordered for inspection on some ...
The inspections were described by a source familiar with the situation as " exploratory in nature." On March 26, a Southwest crew was ferrying a 737 Max 8,  ...

CBS News    April 30, 2019


HUD's top watchdog: Agency impeding probe into Puerto Rico ...
... “executive privilege” as a new reason for any delay in turning over certain documents, said the Senate staffer who is not authorized to speak on the record.

Washington Post    April 30, 2019


White House has signaled it may seek permanent renewal of ...
... authority and is probably not objectionable given the reforms made to it in 2015 ,” said one congressional aide, who was not authorized to speak on the record.

Washington Post    April 30, 2019


Senate Republicans reach for deal on disaster aid amid ongoing ...
The official spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss ongoing negotiations. Shelby declined to reveal details of his offer. But in the past, officials have ...

Washington Post    April 30, 2019


Trump wants to remake the Fed. Moore's imperiled nomination ...
... and he's expressed to aides that could harm his reelection chances, according to current and former advisers who spoke on the condition of anonymity.

Washington Post    April 30, 2019


A news report says right-wing activists made false sexual assault ...
The source, who asked to remain anonymous to protect himself from retaliation, told the Daily Beast that Burkman and Wohl said their goal was to kneecap ...

Washington Post    April 30, 2019


MTN Is Said to Plan Sale of Jumia Stake After Agreed Lock-In ...
A selldown of the 19 percent stake in the online retailer could happen before the end of the year, said the people, who asked to remain anonymous as the ...

Bloomberg    April 30, 2019


7 killed in Tennessee had multiple blunt force injuries - The ...
She asked to remain anonymous, saying she was afraid Cummins would come after her if he were to be released again. “He's been to my house before, and ...

Washington Post    April 30, 2019


Grassley to meet with Trump after issuing ultimatum on new NAFTA ...
Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and other members of the Senate Finance Committee will meet with the president, according to sources familiar with the meeting.

Politico    April 30, 2019


Uber Takes IPO Roadshow to New York as Demand Builds Up - The ...
"Dara was very impressive, he did a good job articulating the story," said one of the investors who attended, who requested anonymity because the presentation  ...

New York Times    April 30, 2019


ESPN the Magazine is closing down - The Washington Post
“People are optimistic but pretty nervous about where it will be a year from now,” said one current staffer, who requested anonymity to discuss internal ESPN ...

Washington Post    April 30, 2019


Exclusive: WageWorks Confirms Receiving HealthEquity's ...
There is no certainty that talks between HealthEquity and WageWorks will result in a deal, said people familiar with the matter, asking not to be identified ...

New York Times    April 30, 2019


OPEC, Saudi Officials Haven't Spoken With Trump About Oil Prices ...
... the phone with the OPEC secretary-general or with the Saudi energy minister in an effort to seek lower oil prices, according to people familiar with the matter.

Wall Street Journal    April 30, 2019


White House Asks Congress for Billions for Emergency Border | Time
That's according to two people familiar with the request who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to speak ...

Time    April 30, 2019


APNewsBreak: Suspect in Nazi Bomb Plot Kicked Out of Army - The ...
... according to the official, who was not authorized to speak publicly about personnel issues and provided the information only on condition of anonymity.

New York Times    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.

Reuters    April 30, 2019


Italy - Factors to watch on April 30 - Reuters
... to close its pay-TV channels and move their content to a video streaming service after losing 80 percent of its paying clients in six months, a source close to the ...

Reuters    April 30, 2019


Labour Party sticks to Brexit policy on second referendum - source ...
... if it cannot win support for its own Brexit deal, secure changes to the government's Brexit agreement or a national election, a source said on Tuesday.

Reuters    April 30, 2019


Lori Loughlin wants a trial to clear her name in college admissions ...
“She doesn't want to spend time in jail, but she knows that any sort of plea or conviction at this point will include jail time," a source said. "Her only chance of ...

Fox News    April 30, 2019


The Daily 202: Stacey Abrams not running for Senate in Georgia is ...
In a post on its website, Uber said that its driver hiring freeze was a result of the city's new regulations — which a source said meant its new wage rules. (Politico).

Washington Post    April 30, 2019


Brexit: Labour restates 2nd referendum 'option' policy despite ...
Afterwards a source said: The NEC agreed the manifesto which will be fully in line with Labour's existing policy; to support Labour's alternative plan, and if we ...

The Guardian    April 30, 2019


Four Seasons care home operator on brink of administration ...
Sources close to Four Seasons said the administration would allow the business to be sold and should not affect residents in the group's 250 care homes.

The Guardian    April 30, 2019


Mueller complained to Barr about Russia report memo - POLITICO
One of those sources close to some of the Mueller prosecutors said in an interview after the report's release last week that at least in the way of the redactions, ...

Politico    April 30, 2019


Meghan gets support from Queen Elizabeth, Serena Williams ahead ...
"In fact, sources close to the couple say that while they want to embrace the traditional side, they also want to reflect the modernity of their relationship." As for the ...

ABC News    April 30, 2019


Tiger Woods to visit the White House next week - CBS News
... fifth Masters in April, will head to the White House next week at the invitation of President Trump, sources with knowledge of the matter confirm to CBS News.

CBS News    April 30, 2019


May Said to Want Conclusion to Labour Brexit Talks Next Week ...
According to a person familiar with her thinking, the premier realizes British voters are calling for progress and she wants negotiations with Jeremy Corbyn's  ...

Bloomberg    April 30, 2019


Sanilac Co. pot grower traverses gray area selling 'clones'
But organizers behind the business refused to be identified earlier this year. Jones compared Michigan Genetics to cannabis gifting and said it's an example of ...

USA Today    April 30, 2019


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