Anonymous Source Tracker

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


Your Monday Briefing - The New York Times
How we know: The technology was described by five people with direct knowledge of the system. The Times also reviewed databases used by the police , ...

New York Times    April 14, 2019


Fire engulfs Notre Dame - Bloomberg Business
... last July on $50 billion worth of U.S. goods to non-agricultural imports, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the discussions were private.

Bloomberg    April 14, 2019


Novartis AG (NVS) Quote| Reuters.com
ZURICH, April 11 Stadler Rail's initial public offering issue price has been set at 38 Swiss francs per share, a source said, near the upper end of the company's ...

Reuters    April 14, 2019


Catalent to Buy Paragon Bioservices for $1.2 Billion-WSJ - The New ...
... privately held Paragon Bioservices Inc for $1.2 billion (917.64 million pounds), the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday, citing people familiar with the matter.

New York Times    April 14, 2019


Saudi wealth fund in talks to raise up to $8 bln bridge loan -sources ...
One of the sources said the $5 to $8 billion loan, which could be for a period of less than one year, will be repaid from the proceeds PIF gets from selling its ...

Reuters    April 14, 2019


Italy - Factors to watch on April 15 - Reuters
... network because the scheme will be modified as talks continue with Open Fiber over a possible combination of their networks, a source close to matter said on ...

Reuters    April 14, 2019


Trump targets legal, illegal immigration in latest push - The ...
... according to two people familiar with the plans who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to disclose private conversations.

Washington Post    April 14, 2019


Trump peace package for Middle East likely to stop short of ...
The U.S. official spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss plans for the still- secret package. Some Arab and Israeli officials familiar with discussions around ...

Washington Post    April 14, 2019


Naomi Campbell 'cools off romance with Liam Payne'
A source said at the time: “Liam and Naomi were keen to keep a low profile. They entered and exited the arena via the back door and were quickly whisked up to ...

Associated Press    April 14, 2019


China's JD.com Boss Criticises 'Slackers' as 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 ...

New York Times    April 13, 2019


AP source: Luke Walton reaches agreement to be Kings coach
A person with direct knowledge of the agreement says Luke Walton will become coach of the Sacramento Kings, just a day after parting ways with the Los ...

USA Today    April 13, 2019


AP source: Luke Walton reaches agreement to be Kings coach ...
A person with direct knowledge of the agreement says Luke Walton will become coach of the Sacramento Kings, just a day after parting ways with the Los ...

ABC News    April 13, 2019


TIM Asks Italian Watchdog to Delay Review Over Network Spinoff ...
... asked watchdog AGCOM to postpone its review of a plan to spin off its fixed- line network because the scheme will be modified, a source close to matter said ...

New York Times    April 13, 2019


Uber Is Said to Ready Its Pitch as the Amazon of Transportation ...
... to China-based e-commerce kingpins Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. and Tencent Holdings Ltd., in addition to Amazon, said a person familiar with the situation.

Bloomberg    April 13, 2019


Doctors Use Electrical Implant to Aid Brain-Damaged Woman - The ...
She and her family asked to remain anonymous, and the researchers did not reveal further details other than to remark on her improvement. “Her life has ...

New York Times    April 13, 2019


Trump 'strongly looking' at releasing migrants in Dem cities - The ...
... for blocking legal asylum-seekers, according to two people familiar with the conversation who spoke on condition of anonymity to describe a private exchange.

Washington Post    April 13, 2019


TIM asks Italian watchdog to delay review over network spinoff: source
... asked watchdog AGCOM to postpone its review of a plan to spin off its fixed- line network because the scheme will be modified, a source close to matter said ...

Reuters    April 13, 2019


China's JD.com boss criticises 'slackers' as 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 ...

Reuters    April 13, 2019


Failure to extradite Assange to Sweden would endorse 'rape culture ...
... itself – the fact it is alleging conspiracy with a source – means a publisher or journalist could be accused of conspiracy with a source,” said Robinson.

The Guardian    April 13, 2019


Värde Partners, Inc.: Private Company Information - Bloomberg
Värde Partners, Inc. has pulled out of the bidding for Banca Carige S.p.A. - Cassa di Risparmio di Genova e Imperia (BIT:CRG), a source said, BlackRock, Inc.

Bloomberg    April 13, 2019


GM-Rivian tie-up talks may be dead
... Automotive Inc. about the largest U.S. carmaker buying an equity stake have reached an impasse and may be dead, people familiar with the matter said.

Associated Press    April 13, 2019


AP Source: Luke Walton Reaches Agreement to Be Kings Coach ...
A person with direct knowledge of the agreement says Luke Walton will become coach of the Sacramento Kings, just a day after parting ways with the Los ...

New York Times    April 13, 2019


Venezuela's military, despite U.S. expectations, has not turned on ...
This official and others spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss a sensitive foreign policy matter. Opposition leader Juan Guaidó, whom many nations ...

Washington Post    April 13, 2019


Feds signal adult children in 'Varsity Blues' cheating scandal may ...
... who were at least 18 years old when it was conceived, according to a source familiar with the letters who spoke to ABC News on the condition of anonymity.

ABC News    April 13, 2019


University at Buffalo suspends frats; student hurt by reported hazing
Further details have not been disclosed. But the television station cited a source close to the investigation who said student was "on life support" Friday night.

USA Today    April 13, 2019


Breaking Bad: Japan prof 'made students produce ecstasy' | AFP.com
The ecstasy allegedly produced has not been found and has "probably been discarded," added this official, who asked to remain anonymous. If charged and ...

Agence France-Presse    April 13, 2019


Elon Musk subpoenaed in Johnny Depp's multimillion-dollar lawsuit ...
But a source close to the situation countered, “As of now, Elon has not received anything.” Heard wrote an op-ed in the Washington Post about her experience ...

Fox News    April 13, 2019


Exclusive: Foreign Insurers Gear Up to Tap China's $1.6 Trillion ...
... are in early talks with authorities to enter China's private pensions sector, people with knowledge of the matter said, as Beijing opens up to overseas companies.

New York Times    April 12, 2019


Bankrupt China teapot refinery plans restart after bailout -sources ...
... Group aims to restart its key crude oil unit in June, a year after it was idled following a bankruptcy filing, according to four sources with knowledge of the matter.

Reuters    April 12, 2019


Dozens of Asylum Seekers Returned to Mexico Under Trump Policy ...
... Tuesday, the day after the ruling, said the Mexican immigration source, who asked not to be named because he was not authorized to speak to the media.

New York Times    April 12, 2019


Cuban doctors kidnapped in Kenya by suspected al-Shabab Islamic ...
The police officer is dead but the two doctors were taken away," a senior police officer, who asked not to be named, told AFP. "From the modus operandi and the  ...

CBS News    April 12, 2019


UPDATE 1-Germany to halve 2019 growth forecast -government ...
The source said the government, which will give an updated forecast next week, expected the economy to grow by 0.5 percent, lower than a recent estimate of ...

Reuters    April 12, 2019


McConnell won't say if Senate would back Herman Cain for Fed ...
Powell told lawmakers that he saw his role as totally apolitical. He also said the Fed does not consider political pressure in its decision making, the source said.

Washington Post    April 12, 2019


Trump to Hold Event Friday on 5G, Rural Broadband: White House ...
Pai is expected to announce additional funds to help rural areas that lack broadband get access to the high-speed service, officials briefed on the matter told ...

New York Times    April 12, 2019


US EPA to Revise Proposed Freeze of Vehicle Fuel Economy Rules
Two U.S. officials briefed on the matter said they expected the EPA to wind up requiring a small increase in the yearly fuel efficiency gains, likely around ...

New York Times    April 12, 2019


Regulations
... an interview at the agency's headquarters "our final regulation is not going to be the same as our proposal." Two U.S. officials briefed on the matter said they.

CNBC    April 12, 2019


Exclusive: Arrival of Putin's Judo Partner Squeezed Shell Out of LNG ...
According to the two sources close to Shell, Gazprom did not consult with Shell about bringing in the firm, which is called RusGazDobycha, but instead ...

New York Times    April 12, 2019


Axios: Trump, Miller in favor of reinstating family separation policy
Axios reports that Stephen Miller is part of the President's plans to make new hardline border policies adding that "sources close to Outgoing Homeland Security ...

MSNBC    April 12, 2019


Explainer: Who is in the driver's seat in battle for South Korean ...
Sources close to the deal said there were only a handful of serious bidders. Chinese gaming giant Tencent, its South Korean peer Kakao, as well as private ...

Reuters    April 12, 2019


Minnesota businessman and wife found dead at home
Two people were found dead at the home of prominent Minnesota businessman Irwin L. Jacobs. Several sources close to the family confirmed to NBC affiliate ...

NBC News    April 12, 2019


Exclusive: HNA-Linked Hong Kong Airlines Seeks $255 Million ...
The demand came at a tense extraordinary shareholder meeting last week and at which former majority owner HNA did not speak at all, the sources said of the ...

New York Times    April 12, 2019


Trump Says Weighing Sending Illegal Immigrants to U.S. Sanctuary ...
One immigration expert, who asked not to be identified, noted that undocumented immigrants in federal custody could be at one of several stages of the ...

New York Times    April 12, 2019


China's General Lithium to launch 60,000 T spodumene converter ...
... of Yichang, in central China's Hubei province, said the official, who asked not to be identified, during an interview on the sidelines of an industry conference.

Reuters    April 12, 2019


Sky to Return Pay-Tv Assets to Mediaset After Antitrust Probe - The ...
A source close to the deal said Sky paid 23 million euros (£20 million). But the deal was subject to unconditional approval from Italy's competition watchdog, ...

New York Times    April 12, 2019


Police Arrest BCV Workers Who Met With Guaido - Bloomberg
... at dawn Friday detained two central bank employees who met with opposition leader Juan Guaido, according to a person with direct knowledge of the matter.

Bloomberg    April 12, 2019


Investigation launched into handling of Jussie Smollett case - ABC ...
The FBI is reviewing the circumstances surrounding the dismissal of the criminal charges against Smollett, two law enforcement sources briefed on the matter ...

ABC News    April 12, 2019


Snow problem: Second storm in a month hits western Nebraska
Power went out in Thedford for an hour Wednesday and three hours Thursday morning, said the store cashier, who declined to give her name. By contrast, only  ...

Associated Press    April 12, 2019


ECB Model Suggests Euro Zone Growth Could Slow Further-Sources
... 0.2 percent in the first three months of the year and may be somewhat weaker in the second quarter, the sources, who asked not to be named, told Reuters.

New York Times    April 12, 2019


Greece to Strike Deal This Weekend to Repay IMF Early-Official ...
"The IMF repayment will be agreed on this weekend," the senior official, who asked not to be named, told Reuters on the sidelines of the IMF and World Bank ...

New York Times    April 12, 2019


Greece to strike deal this weekend to repay IMF early -official
"The IMF repayment will be agreed on this weekend," the senior official, who asked not to be named, told Reuters on the sidelines of the IMF and World Bank ...

CNBC    April 12, 2019


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