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


INSIGHT-Iran scrambles to lift petrochemical sales as sanctions ...
One vessel made at least six voyages to India from Iran and transported cargoes of ammonia, according to ship-tracking data and sources with knowledge of the ...

CNBC    June 12, 2019


Expectations Low for Trump-Xi Talks, Preparations Limited - The ...
Sources familiar with the matter, including officials and diplomats in Washington and Beijing, say there has been a lack of preparatory work for the meeting, due ...

New York Times    June 12, 2019


Hong Kong protests: Live updates - CNN
One tram driver, who did not want to be named, said of the protests, "For all these people it is bad, for Hong Kong maybe it is good." Ben Westcott. 36 min ago ...

CNN    June 12, 2019


UAE's Sharjah Islamic Bank readies capital-boosting dollar sukuk ...
... is expected to issue U.S. dollar-denominated sukuk, or Islamic bonds, by the end of June to boost its Tier 1 core capital, sources familiar with the matter said.

Reuters    June 12, 2019


As Protesters Fill Hong Kong's Streets, Businesses Are Alarmed, Too
... Washington have taken greater interest in the territory, according to two people with direct knowledge of these meetings but not authorized to speak publicly.

New York Times    June 12, 2019


CWT lenders put MRI metals trading, warehousing units up for sale ...
While lenders had seized the assets in April, they had determined not to interfere with the trading business in case they diluted its value, a source said at the time ...

Reuters    June 12, 2019


Slack Listing Is Said Likely to Value It at Up to $17 Billion - Bloomberg
... Inc. is expected to be valued by investors at $16 billion to $17 billion when it lists its shares publicly next week, according to people familiar with the matter.

Bloomberg    June 12, 2019


SoftBank Taps Goldman to Begin New Fund Investor Talks in July ...
... Kazakhstan and Oman, said the people, who asked not to be named because the matter is private. SoftBank may contribute $40 billion to $50 billion, up from ...

Bloomberg    June 12, 2019


Hong Kong protests send stocks lower, spark scramble for cash ...
... people are really concerned about political risks, worried about foreign capital leaving Hong Kong,” said one of the analysts, who asked not to be named.

Reuters    June 12, 2019


Exclusive: Asylum Seekers Returned to Mexico Rarely Win Bids to ...
A DHS spokeswoman, who declined to be named, said the department could not comment on Reuters' findings but said the program allows the United States "to ...

New York Times    June 12, 2019


Grab eyes Singapore banking license as regulator studies virtual ...
... up to apply for a digital-only bank license in Singapore if the banking regulator decides to open up the sector, said the people, who declined to be identified as ...

CNBC    June 12, 2019


Michigan HS Students Slam Lesson Blaming How Girls Dress for ...
One father, who declined to be identified as the school is private and he feared retribution, told WXYZ-TV: "He was telling a woman, if you dress a certain way ...

Newsweek    June 12, 2019


INSIGHT-Iran scrambles to lift petrochemical sales as sanctions ...
... petrochemicals exports, said two separate international trading sources, who like the other sources declined to be identified due to the sensitivity of the matter.

Reuters    June 12, 2019


Berthing of Ships Halted at Sikka Port in West India as Cyclone ...
The port would be closed for at least 1-2 days, the source said. Indian authorities have evacuated thousands of people along the western coast as a severe ...

New York Times    June 12, 2019


Iran Scrambles to Lift Petrochemical Sales as Sanctions Hammer Oil ...
While the November sanctions applied to petrochemicals as well, the four industry sources said there was a degree of ambiguity given the multiple types of  ...

New York Times    June 12, 2019


2020 election: Howard Schultz sticks with McCain strategist Steve ...
"Steve has advised Howard for quite a while and will continue to do so," said a senior Schultz aide who declined to be named. Schultz, the aide added, ...

CNBC    June 12, 2019


Chinese steel mills chase low grade ore, discount at 2.5-year-low ...
He declined to be named as he is not authorized to talk to media. Traders said further margin weakness will spur demand for lower grade ore from farther afield,  ...

Reuters    June 12, 2019


Huawei asks Verizon to pay over $1 billion for over 230 patents ...
... 230 of the Chinese telecoms equipment maker's patents and in aggregate is seeking more than $1 billion, a person briefed on the matter said on Wednesday.

Reuters    June 12, 2019


Allen Parker May Stay as Wells Fargo (WFC) CEO as Others Opt Out ...
... Bancorp CEO Richard Davis, who now runs the charity Make-A-Wish America, also passed on the opportunity, according to a person briefed on the matter.

Bloomberg    June 12, 2019


'Waiting for a miracle': hope and resolve on the streets of Hong Kong ...
One young woman, who did not want to be named, sat under an umbrella and on top of a mess of barricades and road barriers that separated police and ...

The Guardian    June 12, 2019


Algeria floats idea of larger OPEC+ oil cut, rollover still likely - sources
The pact ends this month and the group meets in coming weeks to decide their next move, which sources said would most likely involve rolling over the existing  ...

Reuters    June 12, 2019


Exclusive: Italy Seeks Delay to EU Budget Decision, Awaiting Tax ...
... to open a disciplinary procedure over its finances, which are expected to look healthier after tax revenue data in July, four coalition sources said on Wednesday .

New York Times    June 12, 2019


Exclusive: Renault chairman weakened as Macron snubs meeting ...
But Macron's office declined a proposed sit-down, the sources said. “There is no meeting with Senard on the president's agenda,” an Elysee official said on ...

Reuters    June 12, 2019


Cain, Backed by Dodgers Owner, Eyes $500 Million for Debut Fund ...
... in European real estate and private equity opportunities, said one of the people , who asked not to be identified because the information isn't public. A Cain ...

Bloomberg    June 12, 2019


U.S. Government Posts $208 Billion Deficit in May - The New York ...
Treasury officials who asked not to be identified said May's deficit would have been about $159 billion - smaller than the unadjusted results - when taking into ...

New York Times    June 12, 2019


Facebook Has No Plans to Move to Vornado's 'Penn15' Tower in NYC
... to Facebook, which has been scouting out office space around New York City, said the person, who asked not to be identified because the matter is private.

Bloomberg    June 12, 2019


Exclusive: Italy seeks delay to EU budget decision, awaiting tax data ...
... picture on its public finances will look rosier after the arrival of mid-year tax returns in July, senior coalition sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters .

Reuters    June 12, 2019


Huawei Is Said to Demand Patent Fees From Verizon - The New ...
... of Verizon, with Huawei demanding that the American wireless giant pay licensing fees on hundreds of patents, according to two people briefed on the matter.

New York Times    June 12, 2019


Justice Dept. Seeks to Question CIA in Its Own Russia Investigation
... Department officials intend to interview senior C.I.A. officers as they review the Russia investigation, according to people briefed on the matter, indicating they ...

New York Times    June 12, 2019


FAA says has no timetable for Boeing 737 MAX's return to service ...
... or conduct a certification test flight that is required before it can submit the fix and training upgrade for approval, two people briefed on the matter told Reuters.

Reuters    June 12, 2019


As Democrats deepen probes, Trump accuses them of being 'totally ...
on Twitter, by treading cautiously around the impeachment question but emphasizing, a senior Democratic aide said, that her caucus “will continue to legislate, ...

Washington Post    June 12, 2019


Glencore Puts Chad Oilfields Up for Sale-Sources - The New York ...
Mining and trading giant Glencore has put its oilfields in Chad up for sale, three sources familiar with the matter said, in a retreat from its foray into oil production ...

New York Times    June 12, 2019


Macri's Main Rivals in Argentine Presidential Election Strike Alliance ...
... scheduled for October struck a formal alliance on Wednesday with Sergio Massa, a key centrist political figure, according to two sources familiar with the matter.

New York Times    June 12, 2019


Trump judicial nominee withdraws in the face of GOP opposition ...
Michael Bogren, a Trump judicial nominee, is withdrawing from consideration amid a Republican backlash, according to three sources familiar with the matter.

MSNBC    June 12, 2019


Rising influence of controversial Trump trade adviser Navarro ...
... Senate lunches and meetings of the Senate Finance Committee after hearing complaints about him, current and former senior administration officials said.

Washington Post    June 12, 2019


Trump elevates Poland at the expense of Germany with troop decision
Senior administration officials said Tuesday that the agreement with Poland abides by the Founding Act. They also noted that it was a political agreement rather ...

Washington Post    June 12, 2019


House expected to approve back pay for federal contractors from ...
... Commerce, Justice and Interior departments, according to a House Democratic aide who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss internal deliberations.

Washington Post    June 12, 2019


Former Starbucks CEO Takes 'Detour' From White House Run - The ...
Two aides who spoke on the condition of anonymity to share internal discussions are confirming that Schultz's Seattle-based campaign has made significant ...

New York Times    June 12, 2019


Exclusive: Ethiopia Plans to Issue Telco Licences by Year-End ...
... the year, ending a state monopoly and opening up one of the world's last major closed telecoms markets, three people with direct knowledge of the process said.

New York Times    June 12, 2019


Kenya's Biggest Bank Said to Plan Ethiopia Hub as Sector Opens ...
... Plc. plans to set up a representative office in Ethiopia as the East African nation opens up its financial sector, according to a person with knowledge of the matter.

Bloomberg    June 12, 2019


Goldman-backed chat platform Symphony raises $165 mln in new ...
The company, headquartered in Palo Alto, California, is valued at $1.4 billion after the latest funding round, according to a person with knowledge of the matter.

CNBC    June 12, 2019


Michael Wolff
... Read Intelligence Report, Sources Say. Reading the full written document is not Trump's favored “style of learning,” a person familiar with the situation said.

Newsweek    June 12, 2019


A Buyout Won't Solve Saks Owner's Real Issue: Department Stores ...
If the company goes private, there are no material changes planned for its structure or strategy, a person familiar with the situation said. The company has said it ...

Wall Street Journal    June 12, 2019


Donald Trump Jr. Tells Senate Panel He Hasn't Lied - The New York ...
... on Hillary Clinton and that he was not kept abreast of negotiations over a proposed real estate project in Moscow, a person familiar with his testimony said.

New York Times    June 12, 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  ...

New York Times    June 12, 2019


EXCLUSIVE-Renault chairman weakened as Macron snubs meeting
But sources close to the chairman played down the rebuffed meeting request and said he was determined to stay put. Senard and Macron “communicate ...

CNBC    June 12, 2019


Exclusive: Renault Chairman Weakened as Macron Snubs Meeting ...
Renault declined to comment. But sources close to the chairman played down the rebuffed meeting request and said he was determined to stay put.

New York Times    June 12, 2019


Faced with official falsehoods, White House correspondents ponder ...
But this member — who asked not to be named, because he wasn't authorized to speak for the group — said he was not aware of any discussion about ...

Washington Post    June 12, 2019


Remains of Cyprus serial killer's 7th victim found in lake - The ...
The official, who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because he's not authorized to publicly disclose details of the discovery, said the  ...

Washington Post    June 12, 2019


The Latest: Judiciary Panel to Interview Ex-Trump Aide Hicks - The ...
... is mentioned throughout Mueller's report. The people familiar with the deal requested anonymity because they were not authorized to publicly discuss it. __.

New York Times    June 12, 2019


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