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


AP source: Saints, Cameron Jordan agree on 3-year extension
The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity on Tuesday because the extension, which follows the two years left on his current contract ...

Associated Press    June 12, 2019


Trump Jr. Glad Senate Testimony 'Is Finally Over' - The New York ...
Trump Jr. contradicted Cohen's claim to the senators, according to a person close to Trump Jr. and familiar with Wednesday's interview. He claimed he did not ...

New York Times    June 12, 2019


Wyden and Klobuchar press FBI for answers about Russian attack ...
... that FBI agents did visit VR Systems offices in 2016 after the company reported the spearphishing campaign to it, according to someone familiar with the issue.

Politico    June 12, 2019


CVS Stock Slips on Report Judge Will Rule Against Aetna Merger ...
On Monday evening, the New York Post reported that Leon appeared to be planning to scuttle the deal, citing “sources close to the health-industry giants.”.

Wall Street Journal    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.

New York Times    June 12, 2019


Huawei Asks Verizon to Pay for Over 200 Patents-WSJ - The New ...
A person briefed on the matter said it could impact more than a dozen Verizon vendors. The United States last month put Huawei on a blacklist that barred it from ...

New York Times    June 12, 2019


White House pulls rule that would require two-member crew in ...
A former senior-level Obama official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because he did not want to jeopardize his current job, conceded that point.

Washington Post    June 12, 2019


Algeria floats idea of larger OPEC+ oil cut, rollover still likely - sources
But four OPEC sources familiar with the matter said Algeria had put forward the idea of increasing the cut to 1.8 million bpd. Two of the sources, both OPEC ...

CNBC    June 12, 2019


Howard Schultz cuts staff and will take the summer off from exploring ...
... is taking the summer off from exploring a potential run for the presidency in order to recover after undergoing three back surgeries. A source close to the former ...

CNN    June 12, 2019


Donald Trump Jr. says there was 'nothing to change' in testimony ...
The source said that Trump Jr. also reiterated that he did not tell anyone ahead of time besides the participants about the Trump Tower meeting where a Russian ...

CNN    June 12, 2019


Broadcasting News Headlines | Reuters
... as next week whether to approve the $26.5-billion merger of wireless carriers T -Mobile USA and Sprint Corp, a person briefed on the matter said on Friday.

Reuters    June 12, 2019


Glencore puts Chad oilfields up for sale - sources
LONDON, June 12- 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 ...

CNBC    June 12, 2019


Iran says detained US resident to be released to Lebanon
State TV, like Fars, both quoted an anonymous source saying Zakka's forthcoming release should only be seen as a “sign of respect” for the Lebanese militant ...

CNBC    June 11, 2019


Foxconn announces leadership overhaul as chairman seeks Taiwan ...
Two people with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters that Tai had resigned from the committee to avoid possible conflict of interest between parent  ...

Reuters    June 11, 2019


EXCLUSIVE-Top Japanese chip gear firm to honor U.S. blacklist of ...
He did not want to be named given the sensitivity of the matter. Applied Materials and Lam Research declined to comment. Another major Japanese chip ...

CNBC    June 11, 2019


Exclusive: Top Japanese chip gear firm to honor U.S. blacklist of ...
He did not want to be named given the sensitivity of the matter. Applied Materials and Lam Research declined to comment. Another major Japanese chip ...

Reuters    June 11, 2019


Deutsche Bank Tax Probe Targets About 80 Current, Former Staff ...
... of Deutsche Bank AG are suspects in an investigation by German prosecutors into an alleged tax fraud, according to a person familiar with the matter.

Bloomberg    June 11, 2019


EXCLUSIVE-Top Japanese chip gear firm to honour U.S. blacklist of ...
Another major Japanese chip equipment supplier is also considering halting shipments to blacklisted Chinese firms, a person familiar with the matter said.

CNBC    June 11, 2019


Trump's Trustbusters Bring Microsoft Lessons to Big Tech Fight ...
Working in Simons's favor, a person familiar with the matter says, was his record in the case against Microsoft, which White House advisers had discussed.

Bloomberg    June 11, 2019


CCTV Script 10/06/19
“Recognizing the urgent need to address trade tensions” in the previous draft was deleted at the insistence of the United States, sources familiar with the matter  ...

CNBC    June 11, 2019


Exclusive: Zambian Government Has No Plans to Seize First ...
Two sources close to the company, who requested anonymity because of the sensitivity of negotiations, said First Quantum would stay, but would freeze ...

New York Times    June 11, 2019


Woodford Faces New U.K. Regulatory Pressure to Waive Fees ...
... provide infrastructure, resources and an operational platform, according to a person familiar with the matter, who asked not to be identified because the details  ...

Bloomberg    June 11, 2019


New Zealand Selects Lockheed C-130J as Preferred Military ...
... its A400M and Embraer SA had pitched its KC-390 to replace the country's 1960s-era Hercules transports, industry sources with knowledge of the matter said.

New York Times    June 11, 2019


EXCLUSIVE-Zambian government has no plans to seize First ...
“That's the smart thing to do to wait for relations to be less toxic,” another of the sources said. So far First Quantum has retreated from threats to shut in production ...

CNBC    June 11, 2019


U.S. Officials Believed Kim Jong Un's Dead Half-brother Was Likely ...
... leader Kim Jong Un—was a CIA source who also probably worked with Chinese intelligence services, say former U.S. officials with knowledge of the matter.

Newsweek    June 11, 2019


Ares, Leonard Green Are Said to Near Deal for EQT's Press Ganey ...
... health-survey business Press Ganey Associates Inc. in a deal that could be valued at more than $4 billion, according to people with knowledge of the matter.

Bloomberg    June 11, 2019


Chinese Financial News Site Closed for 'Rectification' - The New ...
... of ideas for financiers," said a Shanghai-based investment banker and regular reader who declined to be identified by name due to the sensitivity of the case.

New York Times    June 11, 2019


AP source: Saints, Cameron Jordan agree on 3-year extension
A person familiar with the situation says Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan has agreed to a three-year extension worth up to $55.5 million.

USA Today    June 11, 2019


Investor Ackman Opposes United Technologies' Aerospace Merger ...
... Corp's planned $120 billion (£94 billion) aerospace merger with defence contractor Raytheon Co, a person familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.

New York Times    June 11, 2019


GM Expected to Invest $150 Million to Boost Truck Output in Flint ...
... on Wednesday it is investing about $150 million at its Flint Assembly in Michigan to boost production of heavy duty trucks, sources briefed on the matter said.

New York Times    June 11, 2019


GM expected to invest $150 million to boost truck output in Flint ...
... on Wednesday it is investing about $150 million at its Flint Assembly in Michigan to boost production of heavy duty trucks, sources briefed on the matter said.

CNBC    June 11, 2019


GM expected to invest $150 million to boost truck output in Flint ...
... on Wednesday it is investing about $150 million at its Flint Assembly in Michigan to boost production of heavy duty trucks, sources briefed on the matter said.

Reuters    June 11, 2019


Italy mandates banks for syndicated sale of new 20-yr BTP bond ...
MILAN, June 11- The Italian Treasury has mandated banks for a syndicated sale of a new 20- year BTP bond, two sources close to the matter told Reuters on ...

CNBC    June 11, 2019


Renault/Fiat Case 'Not Closed', Says French Transport Minister ...
FCA and Renault are still looking for ways to resuscitate their merger plan and win the approval of Renault's alliance partner Nissan, sources close to the ...

New York Times    June 11, 2019


Arcadia on the brink after Intu rejects revised CVA plan | Business ...
Sources close to Intu, the owner of 17 big shopping centres across the UK including the Trafford Centre in Greater Manchester and the Metrocentre in ...

The Guardian    June 11, 2019


State attorneys general in U.S. plan lawsuit to stop Sprint-T-Mobile ...
... plan to file a lawsuit as soon as Tuesday to stop the $26 billion merger of Sprint Corp and T-Mobile US Inc, according to three sources familiar with the matter, ...

Reuters    June 11, 2019


Russia's oil output rises to 11.04 mln bpd on June 1-10 - sources
... at 11.04 million barrels per day on June 1-10, up from an average of 10.87 million bpd on June 1-3, two sources familiar with official data said on Tuesday.

CNBC    June 11, 2019


Democrats must not water down principles like abortion rights, climate
“I would be embarrassed to be a Democrat with what they're doing,” said a white woman who gave her age as over 70, but refused to give her name. “They're ...

USA Today    June 11, 2019


Exclusive: Top Japanese Chip Gear Firm to Honor U.S. Blacklist of ...
He did not want to be named given the sensitivity of the matter. Applied Materials and Lam Research declined to comment. You have 3 free articles remaining.

New York Times    June 11, 2019


The Daily 202: Here's the soundtrack of 2020. What presidential ...
... to serve as ambassador in 2017, he told the Trump administration he would commit to staying in Russia for two years, according to several people close to him ...

Washington Post    June 11, 2019


Exclusive: U.S. State AGs Prepare Lawsuit to Stop Sprint and T ...
... of Sprint and T-Mobile, a deal that would reduce the number of nationwide wireless carriers from four to three, according to three sources familiar with the matter.

New York Times    June 11, 2019


State attorney generals prepare lawsuit to stop Sprint T-Mobile merger
... of Sprint and T-Mobile, a deal that would reduce the number of nationwide wireless carriers from four to three, according to three sources familiar with the matter.

CNBC    June 11, 2019


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

Politico    June 11, 2019


Mary Max, Wife of Pop Artist Peter Max, Dies by Apparent Suicide ...
... using assistant artists even though Mr. Max himself had not painted seriously in four years, according to nine people with direct knowledge of his condition.

New York Times    June 11, 2019


Foxconn Has Enough Capacity Outside China to Meet Apple's U.S. ...
Two people with direct knowledge of the matter said Tai had resigned from the committee to avoid possible conflict of interest between parent Foxconn and its ...

New York Times    June 11, 2019


Sudan Civil Disobedience Campaign Keeps Businesses in ...
A source said the announcement was due to be made officially on Tuesday. The military council had made no comment on the report. You have 3 free articles ...

New York Times    June 11, 2019


AP source: Saints, Cameron Jordan agree on 3-year extension - The ...
The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity on Tuesday because the extension, which follows the two years left on his current contract ...

Washington Post    June 11, 2019


The Latest: US Resident Held in Iran Freed, Flies to Beirut - The ...
The official spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity in line with regulations. Zakka has been imprisoned in Iran since 2015. He is one of several  ...

New York Times    June 11, 2019


U.S. Pushes for Saudi Progress on Khashoggi Probe Before ...
The official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the Saudis needed to complete their investigation and take action ahead of the anniversary but did not  ...

New York Times    June 11, 2019


The Latest: Official says pilot radioed that he was lost - The ...
... to discuss the radio calls publicly because of the ongoing federal safety investigation and spoke to The Associated Press Tuesday on condition of anonymity.

Washington Post    June 11, 2019


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