Anonymous Source Tracker

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


AP source: Buffalo Bills to cut running back Chris Ivory
The person spoke on the condition of anonymity Tuesday because the Bills have not announced their plans. ESPN.com first reported the news. Ivory had one ...

Associated Press    March 26, 2019


OxyContin maker Purdue reaches $270 million settlement in ...
... to resolve a lawsuit by the state of Oklahoma accusing the company of helping fuel an opioid abuse epidemic, a person familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.

Reuters    March 26, 2019


Why Carlos Ghosn Fell: Plotters at Nissan Feared a French Takeover
Mr. Ghosn thought about stepping down as chief executive of Renault, according to a person close to Renault. That would have meant losing some control of the ...

Wall Street Journal    March 26, 2019


The Latest: Official: Barr's review of report to take weeks - The ...
The official spoke on condition of anonymity Tuesday to discuss the Justice Department's plans. The official also said there were no plans for the department to ...

Washington Post    March 26, 2019


UPDATE 4-Turkish central bank moves help lira, policy questions ...
... lira swap market transactions in London well below a 25-percent limit set by the banking watchdog, four sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

CNBC    March 26, 2019


AP source: Buffalo Bills to cut running back Chris Ivory - The ...
A person with direct knowledge of the Buffalo Bills' plans confirms to The Associated Press that running back Chris Ivory has been informed he will be released ...

Washington Post    March 26, 2019


Democrats' $15 minimum wage bill hits a speed bump
The entire leadership is behind this bill, according to a senior Democratic aide. “ Chairman Scott will continue to work with his colleagues to advance this key ...

NBC News    March 26, 2019


Boeing MCAS anti-stall system was activated in Ethiopia crash: source
The information was presented Thursday to US authorities, including the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the source said the source said the ...

Agence France-Presse    March 26, 2019


Yuan l Reuters.com
... banks that did its IPO from working for rivals by tying them up in rare year-long non-compete clauses, several people with direct knowledge of the matter said.

Reuters    March 26, 2019


Venezuela's main oil port halted following blackout -sources, data ...
... port of Jose, operated by state-run company PDVSA, has been halted following a massive power blackout on Monday, according to sources close to the facility.

Reuters    March 26, 2019


UPDATE 3-OxyContin maker Purdue reaches $270 mln settlement ...
As part of the overall settlement, Purdue will contribute $102.5 million to help fund an addiction treatment center at Oklahoma State University, a source said.

CNBC    March 26, 2019


BlackRock Inc (BLK.N) Quote| Reuters.com
MILAN, March 25 U.S. funds Varde Partners and BlackRock plan to submit rival bids for troubled Italian lender Banca Carige by mid-April, three sources close to  ...

Reuters    March 26, 2019


Kashmir conflict: Educated Kashmiri youth are joining an anti-India ...
Last year, 191 Kashmiri youths joined militant groups, according to an Indian army official who spoke on the condition of anonymity, nearly 52 percent more than ...

Washington Post    March 26, 2019


UPDATE 1-UAE's Shuaa Capital, ADFG mandate banks on merger ...
The deal is on fast track to be completed before June, said a source close to the deal who declined to be named because of commercial sensitivities.

Reuters    March 25, 2019


YouTube Cancels High-End Dramas and Comedies: Bloomberg ...
YouTube has canceled high-end dramas and comedies on its paid service platform, Bloomberg reported on Sunday, citing people with knowledge of the matter.

New York Times    March 25, 2019


Israel says six wounded near Tel Aviv in long-range Gaza rocket attack
It blamed the rocket launches on Hamas, though a security official who declined to be identified by name or nationality later said that the salvo, which missed any  ...

Reuters    March 25, 2019


Ice Cube Said to Recruit Serena Williams for Sports Network Bid ...
... Snoop Dogg as content partners for its $10 billion bid to buy 21 regional sports networks from Walt Disney Co., according to a person familiar with the matter.

Bloomberg    March 25, 2019


Boeing invites pilots, regulators to briefing as it looks to return 737 ...
A U.S. official briefed on the matter Saturday said the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has not yet signed off on the software upgrade and training but the ...

Reuters    March 25, 2019


WRAPUP 4-Boeing sets briefing on 737 MAX as Ethiopian carrier ...
A U.S. official briefed on the matter on Saturday said the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) had not yet signed off on the software upgrade and training but ...

CNBC    March 25, 2019


Boeing sets briefing on 737 MAX as Ethiopian carrier expresses ...
A U.S. official briefed on the matter on Saturday said the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) had not yet signed off on the software upgrade and training but ...

Reuters    March 25, 2019


Washington - Regional News
A U.S. official briefed on the matter Saturday said the FAA has not yet signed off on the upgrade... President Donald Trump · Trump's 'economic illiteracy' caused ...

CNBC    March 25, 2019


Mueller report: Russia responds to the Mueller investigation summary
... presented several times and Barr's evaluation of Mueller's report does not make any changes," a Kremlin source, who did not want to be identified, told CNBC.

CNBC    March 25, 2019


Democrats demand to see Mueller report as battle shifts - The ...
People familiar with the calls requested anonymity to discuss them freely. Republicans unified to call for Congress to move on. “This case is closed,” said House ...

Washington Post    March 25, 2019


Uber could announce $3 billion deal with Careem early this week ...
Uber Technologies Inc is set to offer over $3 billion to buy Dubai-based rival Careem Networks FZ, two sources familiar with the deal told Reuters.

Reuters    March 25, 2019


Australia's Wesfarmers makes $1.1 billion bid on rare earths | Reuters
I think it will be interesting to see what other bidders come out,” said an analyst for Wesfarmers to declined to be named as he was not authorised to speak to ...

Reuters    March 25, 2019


Texas land trust takes step to counter activist investor | Reuters
... by two weeks the date of a special meeting where shareholders will vote to fill a vacant trustee spot, a person with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

Reuters    March 25, 2019


Anonymous customer leaves $2,000 tip to surprise of waiters
Silver Street Tavern waitress Samantha Clark says the couple, who asked to remain anonymous, were friendly and easy to wait on, although noting there were a ...

Associated Press    March 25, 2019


Anonymous Customers Leave $2,000 Tip to Surprise of Waiters ...
Silver Street Tavern waitress Samantha Clark says the couple, who asked to remain anonymous, was friendly and easy to wait on, although the man said ...

New York Times    March 25, 2019


Anonymous customers leave $2,000 tip to surprise of waiters - The ...
Silver Street Tavern waitress Samantha Clark says the couple, who asked to remain anonymous, was friendly and easy to wait on, although the man said ...

Washington Post    March 25, 2019


Fentanyl addiction: How one man tries to avoid becoming another ...
I work 40 to 50 hours a week." Jacob, who started using at 15 after he was prescribed Hydrocodone for a bad cough, asked to remain anonymous. But he's far ...

CBS News    March 25, 2019


College admissions scandal: USC student says Rick Singer solicited ...
She asked to remain anonymous. In the midst of her college application process, the 21-year-old said her mother got a call from Singer, reports CBS News ...

CBS News    March 25, 2019


Mueller report could ward off would-be Trump primary challengers ...
"I do think it's going to make it more difficult to draw a contrast in a primary,” said the operative, who asked to remain anonymous to speak more freely. ROBERT ...

Fox News    March 25, 2019


Avenatti, facing multiple federal charges, suggests Los Angeles ...
"And of course, [Barela] is represented by a person close to Trump." (Avenatti's comments came just a day after Attorney General William Barr announced that ...

Fox News    March 25, 2019


In Syria, Assad loyalists are turning on their government as living ...
... has not brought the respite residents were hoping for, said a Damascus-based writer, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because he fears for his safety.

Washington Post    March 25, 2019


BlackRock Makes Two New Investment Stewardship Hires-Sources ...
Sources familiar with the hirings who requested anonymity to discuss personnel issues confirmed the hires. BlackRock declined to comment. Several executives ...

New York Times    March 25, 2019


UPDATE 1-Brazil govt's spat with Petrobras nears end, paving way ...
According to the source, who requested anonymity to discuss private talks, negotiations have turned to the terms of an oil auction for the excess oil in the ...

CNBC    March 25, 2019


Brazil, Petrobras 'practically agreed' on transfer-of-rights value -source
According to the source, who requested anonymity to discuss private talks, negotiations are now focused on hashing out the terms of an oil auction for billions of ...

CNBC    March 25, 2019


UPDATE 1-Brazil govt's spat with Petrobras nears end, paving way ...
According to the source, who requested anonymity to discuss private talks, negotiations have turned to the terms of an oil auction for the excess oil in the ...

Reuters    March 25, 2019


Brazil, Petrobras 'practically agreed' on transfer-of-rights value -source
According to the source, who requested anonymity to discuss private talks, negotiations are now focused on hashing out the terms of an oil auction for billions of ...

Reuters    March 25, 2019


MOVES-BlackRock makes two new investment stewardship hires ...
Sources familiar with the hirings who requested anonymity to discuss personnel issues confirmed the hires. BlackRock declined to comment. Several executives ...

Reuters    March 25, 2019


Dispute erupts over Mueller's findings on Trump, Russia and ...
A person familiar with the matter said there were no current plans to turn over the document to the White House, which still had not seen it Monday. The person ...

Washington Post    March 25, 2019


Bannon, Priebus, McGahn won't turn over docs unless White House ...
... their period at the White House without the administration's approval, their lawyer Bill Burke told lawmakers, according to a person familiar with the matter.

CNN    March 25, 2019


JPMorgan asks 300 staff to move if no Brexit deal - source | Reuters
A source said that JPMorgan staff in London asked to sign new contracts had already been consulted on the matter, and those who did not wish to move would  ...

Reuters    March 25, 2019


Uber Drives Middle East Mapping Push Ahead of IPO: Source - The ...
Workers at Wipro use official websites and social media handles, as well as other resources, to fact-check data, the source said. Wipro said it does not comment ...

New York Times    March 25, 2019


Bongo Back in Gabon After Five-Month Medical Leave to Treat Stroke
"The president has returned definitively," the source said the source said.

New York Times    March 25, 2019


Ivory Coast weather offers mixed prospects for cocoa mid-crop
He declined to be identified as he was not allowed to disclose the information. Farmers said plenty of big pods on trees were ripe and should make for a healthy  ...

CNBC    March 25, 2019


Ivory Coast weather offers mixed prospects for cocoa mid-crop ...
He declined to be identified as he was not allowed to disclose the information. Farmers said plenty of big pods on trees were ripe and should make for a healthy  ...

Reuters    March 25, 2019


China tech firms, seeking passion and energy, promote younger staff
Like other employees interviewed for this story, he declined to be identified because he is not authorised to speak to the media. A JD.com spokeswoman said it ...

Reuters    March 25, 2019


Heal Me With Plants - The New York Times
Ms. Belfiore and her roommate, Carol — a food broker from Massapequa, N.Y., who was recovering from spinal surgery, and who declined to give her last name  ...

New York Times    March 25, 2019


Airbus (AIR FP) Seals Long-Awaited Aircraft Order From China ...
The purchase is due to be announced as soon as Monday afternoon in Paris, said the person, who asked not to be named discussing information that's not ...

Bloomberg    March 25, 2019


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