Anonymous Source Tracker

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


Centerbridge Partners Considers Selling Reddy Ice - Bloomberg
... starting a sale process in the second half of the year, said one of the people, who asked not to be identified because they weren't authorized to speak publicly.

Bloomberg    April 15, 2019


Biotech group Chi-Med plans Hong Kong listing of up to $500 million
Biotech company Hutchison China MediTech, known as Chi-Med, has filed for a Hong Kong listing, which four sources close to the matter said could raise up to ...

Reuters    April 15, 2019


An unlikely casualty of a hard Brexit - Turkey's exports - Reuters
... to keep it down, but import and production costs increase under almost all scenarios,” said one local Turkish vehicle producer who did not want to be named.

Reuters    April 15, 2019


U.S. to Press Allies to Keep Huawei Out of 5G in Prague Meeting ...
... it more difficult for China's Huawei to dominate 5G telecommunications networks, according to people familiar with the matter and documents seen by Reuters.

New York Times    April 15, 2019


Cyprus Is Said to Consider Early Repayment of Russian Loan ...
While the government is seriously considering early repayment, no final decision has been made yet, said one of the officials, who asked not to be named citing ...

Bloomberg    April 15, 2019


Sports Direct sheds 300 jobs by shutting Wigan warehouse ...
One worker, who asked not to be named, told Wigan Today: “It was a bolt from the blue. No one had any inkling it was coming. People were in tears. People ...

The Guardian    April 15, 2019


Measles Outbreak: Yeshiva's Preschool Program Is Closed by New ...
A teacher at United Talmudical Academy, who declined to give his name, said that all students who were not vaccinated were sent home weeks ago. “It was a ...

New York Times    April 15, 2019


Schlumberger Is Leaning Toward Olivier Le Peuch as Next CEO ...
... board is leaning toward picking Chief Operating Officer Olivier Le Peuch to become its next chief executive officer, according to a person familiar with the matter.

Bloomberg    April 15, 2019


UPDATE 5-Goldman offers fresh details on overhaul progress as ...
... disclose the total sum of that wind-down portfolio, which is largely comprised of capital-intensive, long-dated derivatives, a person familiar with the matter said.

CNBC    April 15, 2019


Brazil's Itaú private equity unit buys 20 pct stake in education group ...
... bought a 20 percent stake in education group Wiser Educação, for 200 million reais ($51.73 million), a person familiar with the matter said on Monday.

Reuters    April 15, 2019


Carlos Ghosn Improperly Charged Renault for a $3,400 Scooter ...
... whether Ghosn was entitled to the benefit as part of his compensation, said one of the people, who declined to be named because the details aren't public.

Bloomberg    April 15, 2019


China Starts Review of Anti-Dumping Measures on U.S. Distillers ...
"It is still too risky to make any moves at this moment as tariffs are too high," the trader said. The trader declined to be named as he was not authorized to speak ...

New York Times    April 15, 2019


China starts review of anti-dumping measures on US distillers grains
The trader declined to be named as he was not authorized to speak to the media. The commerce ministry said in its statement that any interested party can ...

Reuters    April 15, 2019


NMAA may cancel state spirit competition
A Northern New Mexico coach who requested anonymity added that there were fans from opposing schools who almost fought each other, as well as coaches ...

Associated Press    April 15, 2019


UPDATE 1-Greece to seek ESM consent for early repayment of IMF ...
Greece wants to repay about 3.7 billion euros in IMF loans, the source said. The European Stability Mechanism would have to be repaid the same amount, ...

CNBC    April 15, 2019


Cary High band director resigns after suspension, investigation
A former student who did not want to be identified told WRAL News that he sent emails in 2010 and 2011 to the human resources department at Wake County ...

Associated Press    April 15, 2019


Goldman offers fresh details on overhaul progress as revenue slides ...
... disclose the total sum of that wind-down portfolio, which is largely comprised of capital-intensive, long-dated derivatives, a person familiar with the matter said.

Reuters    April 15, 2019


Who Goes Public When? Tech Companies Maneuver to Stand Out ...
Pinterest, a digital pin board company that is also going public, wanted to beat Friday's holiday, according to a person familiar with the situation. It wound up ...

New York Times    April 15, 2019


Greece to seek ESM consent for early repayment of IMF loans this ...
... bailout fund's consent to the early repayment of expensive loans owed to the International Monetary Fund, a source close to the process told Reuters Monday.

Reuters    April 15, 2019


Democrats Subpoena Deutsche Bank and Others Amid Trump Probe
... along with additional lenders, said two people familiar with the matter who asked not to be named because they weren't authorized to speak publicly.

Bloomberg    April 15, 2019


Exclusive: Foxconn Chairman Says Aims to Step Down to Pave Way ...
A source with knowledge of the matter told Reuters that Lu Sung-Ching, the chairman of Foxconn Interconnect Technology Ltd, the electronic and optoelectronic ...

New York Times    April 15, 2019


Exclusive: Foxconn chairman says aims to step down to pave way ...
He will remove himself to the second line and he would not be involved in the daily operations,” the source said. Foxconn's shares rose after the news and ...

Reuters    April 15, 2019


Venezuela oil workers despair in Maracaibo - CNN
He and the others-who asked to remain anonymous for fear of reprisal-could be picked up by Venezuelan intelligence for talking to journalists.

CNN    April 15, 2019


Trump Sees an Obstacle to Getting His Way on Immigration: His ...
One senior administration official at the White House, who requested anonymity to discuss what he called a sensitive topic, said many of the administration's ...

New York Times    April 15, 2019


UPDATE 5-Trump urges 'rebrand' of 737 MAX, Boeing has other ideas
A full rebranding of the MAX was not likely, according to a person familiar with Boeing's thinking, who noted that renaming an aircraft is a significant undertaking .

CNBC    April 15, 2019


High-ranking DHS official departs for post as Pentagon's chief ...
Sources familiar with the negotiation told ABC News that Hoffman had been looking to leave DHS prior to outgoing Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen's departure earlier ...

ABC News    April 15, 2019


AB InBev enrolls Citi, BAML to work on $5 billion Asia IPO: sources ...
The sources said AB InBev aims to spin-off the business to reduce its net debt, which stood at $102.5 billion at the end of December, a figure inflated by its late ...

Reuters    April 15, 2019


House committees issue subpoena to Deutsche Bank, JP Morgan ...
The subpoena is seeking information about loans Deutsche Bank gave to Trump and the Trump Organization, a person familiar with the matter told CNN.

CNN    April 15, 2019


UPDATE 1-Ex-KKR Asia veterans raise $2.5 bln for first China ...
... fund Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec (CDPQ), said a person with direct knowledge of the matter, declining to be identified as the matter was private .

CNBC    April 15, 2019


Female Iranian boxer 'to stay in France' after fight win | AFP.com
Sadaf Khadem and her trainer Mahyar Monshipour are currently in the French city of Poitiers, the spokesperson, who asked not to be named, said. Khadem, 24  ...

Agence France-Presse    April 15, 2019


Trump to Allow Suits for Cuban Revolution Seized Property | Time
Sign Up Now. A senior Trump administration official provided details of the shift, speaking on condition of anonymity ahead of the official announcement.

Time    April 15, 2019


Mueller report expected to be released Thursday morning
And several members of Mueller's team, speaking on the condition of anonymity, reportedly have said that the evidence that Trump tried to obstruct the probe is ...

CNBC    April 15, 2019


Feds send letters indicating charges could come for adult children in ...
... believed to have known about the scam and who were at least 18 years old at the time, according to the person who spoke only on the condition of anonymity.

CBS News    April 15, 2019


Trump restricts travel, remittances under new Cuba policy | Miami ...
... we don't want to hurt the families,” said the senior administration official who asked to remain anonymous in order to explain the rationale behind the changes.

McClatchy    April 15, 2019


Credit Suisse Stops Some Japan Bond Underwriting
... in Japan, a business that offered only limited profits for the Swiss bank given the low number of deals it handled, according to a person familiar with the matter.

Bloomberg    April 15, 2019


UPDATE 2-Greek bond yields near record lows as IMF repayment ...
... Mechanism -- the euro zone's bailout fund -- for the early repayment of IMF loans worth about 3.7 billion euros, a source close to the process told Reuters.

CNBC    April 15, 2019


China's JD.com boss criticizes 'slackers' as the company makes cuts
Three JD employees, who declined to be named as they were not permitted to speak to the media, told Reuters that morale at the company was low after several ...

CNBC    April 15, 2019


Swiss stocks - Factors to watch on April 15 - Reuters
... Europe's leading vending machine operator, is planning an initial public offering (IPO) on the Swiss stock exchange within months, people close to the matter ...

Reuters    April 15, 2019


Freudenberg & Co. Kommanditgesellschaft: Private Company ...
KG unit in 2019, people close to the matter said, in a deal which could value the business, making anti-vibration components for cars, at about $2.32 billion.

Bloomberg    April 15, 2019


Vultures Circle Berlusconi's Forza Italia as Support Ebbs Away - The ...
Another source in Forza Italia, who declined to be named, said she expected Berlusconi would finally take a step back if next month's vote went badly, with ...

New York Times    April 14, 2019


Pelosi Requests Security Review to Protect Ilhan Omar After Trump ...
Ms. Pelosi was not responding to new information about the safety of Ms. Omar, according to a senior Democratic aide. She called for the review based on ...

New York Times    April 14, 2019


Google's Ireland Tax Arrangement Said to Draw More EU Scrutiny ...
... with rules limiting tax perks provided by individual European governments, according to one person, who asked not to be named as the matter is private.

Bloomberg    April 14, 2019


One Month, 500,000 Face Scans: How China Is Using A.I. to Profile ...
... direct knowledge of the systems, who requested anonymity because they feared retribution. The New York Times also reviewed databases used by the police, ...

New York Times    April 14, 2019


Assange arrested in London after Ecuador pulls asylum | AFP.com
A Ruptly reporter who shot the scene and requested anonymity told AFP that Assange shouted "UK must resist" as he was being dragged into the van. Assange ...

Agence France-Presse    April 14, 2019


Mitch McConnell, Never a Grandstander, Learns to Play by Trump's ...
... president request $400 million for a new Department of Veterans Affairs hospital in Louisville, according to a person with direct knowledge of the conversation.

New York Times    April 14, 2019


Jerrold Nadler: Donald Trump pardon vow for Kevin McAleenan ...
The comments come after CNN reported senior administration officials said the president told Mr. McAleenan, who has been named acting secretary of the ...

Associated Press    April 14, 2019


Inside Trump's hidden life on the golf course - POLITICO
A person close to a person close to the White House.

Politico    April 14, 2019


Dispute With U.S. Energy Trader Worsens Haiti's Fuel Crisis - The ...
A government official, who asked not to be identified, said fuel distribution companies in Haiti had not paid the government for gasoline and diesel it purchased ...

New York Times    April 14, 2019


Trump's reelection bid to report $30 million raised in first quarter ...
The official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss internal fundraising figures, also said Trump's reelection bid has had raised more than $1 million ...

Washington Post    April 14, 2019


US-China trade: Washington tempers demand that Beijing curb ...
Another point of contention between the two countries, telecommunications, may drive China to increase the state's role rather than reduce it, the source said.

CNBC    April 14, 2019


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