Anonymous Source Tracker

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


JPMorgan, Citigroup Disband Odd-Lot Trading Desks - Bloomberg
... while at JPMorgan less than five people had been executing such trades, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the information isn't public.

Bloomberg    March 15, 2019


Lachlan Murdoch Wants the Drama to Be Onscreen at Revamped Fox
... acquisitions that expand its existing assets, in areas like production and new sports rights, said the people, who asked not to be identified discussing the plans  ...

Bloomberg    March 15, 2019


Fox Is Said to Decide Not to Bid for Nexstar TV Stations - Bloomberg
... instead on getting better terms on the deals it has with affiliate stations, said the person, who asked not to be identified because the deliberations are private.

Bloomberg    March 15, 2019


New Zealand mosque shooter's livestream sparks social media ...
According to a source familiar with the situation, YouTube has removed thousands of videos related to the mass shooting. The tech giant uses smart detection ...

Fox News    March 15, 2019


Greece backs Bolivian leader's call for Venezuela dialogue - The ...
The official, who spoke ahead of Morales' visit, asked not to be named pending official statements. Late Thursday, Morales accused Guaido of acting like a ...

Washington Post    March 15, 2019


Argentina seeks market makers to help stabilize the peso - sources
Both sources asked not to be named because the plan has not been made public . Argentina's central bank declined to comment. Argentina's treasury minister ...

CNBC    March 15, 2019


Ethiopian Crash Investigators Find Piece of Wreckage With Similar ...
... of an Ethiopian jet with the trim set in an unusual position similar to that of a Lion Air plane that crashed last year, two sources familiar with the matter said.

New York Times    March 15, 2019


What We Know About Boeing 737 MAX Crash and What Comes Next
... in the wreckage of the Ethiopian jet with the trim set in an unusual position similar to that of the Lion Air plane, two sources familiar with the matter said.

New York Times    March 15, 2019


Interserve to Learn Its Fate in Knife-Edge Investor Vote - The New ...
A person familiar with the situation has told Reuters that if the deal fails the company will go for a so-called pre-pack administration that will wipe out all existing ...

New York Times    March 15, 2019


FIFA to Push on With 48 Team Qatar World Cup Plan-Source - The ...
The source said that the council meeting is likely to conclude on Friday with an expression of support for continued investigation of the possibility of adding an ...

New York Times    March 15, 2019


Free Agency: Disenchantment works, trench warriors coveted - The ...
A person with direct knowledge a person ...

Washington Post    March 15, 2019


Google Faces Third EU Antitrust Fine Next Week-Source - The New ...
Alphabet unit Google is likely to be hit with a third EU antitrust fine next week related to its AdSense advertising service, a person familiar with the matter said on ...

New York Times    March 15, 2019


Burundi children detained for scribbling on leader's image
The parent and teacher in this case in Kirundo spoke on condition of anonymity out of fear for their safety. Burundi has been in political turmoil since President ...

Associated Press    March 15, 2019


NOT REAL NEWS: A Look at What Didn't Happen This Week - The ...
The user fills his feed with comedic memes and videos and refused to be identified. Photos taken by Palm Beach Daily News photographer Meghan McCarthy ...

New York Times    March 15, 2019


Exclusive: Some lessors prepare to end aircraft lease deals with Jet ...
... over unpaid dues and are preparing to move the leased planes abroad, escalating a crisis for the carrier, five sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

Reuters    March 15, 2019


Latam Lender Replaces Venezuela's Maduro Representative With ...
... 24-member executive board agreed to delay a discussion on recognising Guaido until next week, board sources with knowledge of discussions told Reuters.

New York Times    March 15, 2019


Cantor Fitzgerald to expand prime brokerage in Europe: sources ...
... Fitzgerald plans to expand its prime brokerage operations in Europe and has hired Sean Capstick in London to lead the efforts, two sources with knowledge of  ...

Reuters    March 15, 2019


Latam lender replaces Venezuela's Maduro representative with ...
... board of member countries agreed to delay a discussion on recognizing Guaido until next week, board sources with knowledge of discussions told Reuters.

Reuters    March 15, 2019


Utah Jazz ban second fan for separate Russell Westbrook incident
The person requested anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly until the ban was officially announced. During the incident, which ...

USA Today    March 15, 2019


Brazil does not see US backing OECD bid on Bolsonaro trip: source
The Brazilian official, who requested anonymity to speak freely, said that Brazil hopes to show Washington it has become a fully fledged market economy and ...

Reuters    March 15, 2019


Russia's Sibur's IPO won't take place before autumn -bankers ...
... public offering (IPO) before this autumn, as it is waiting for its huge new plant in western Siberia to be launched first, four banking sources close to the deal said.

Reuters    March 15, 2019


The Daily 202: Mosque attack shows our interconnected world is ...
Joe Biden met privately with Stacey Abrams in D.C. The AP's Bill Barrow reports: “A person close to Abrams confirmed the meeting, saying it was set at Biden's ...

Washington Post    March 15, 2019


The murder of reputed Gambino mob boss, Francesco 'Franky Boy ...
Sources said Cali, 53, appeared unaware of impending danger because he turned his back on his killer to put the license plate inside the rear of the SUV.

ABC News    March 15, 2019


Saipem joint venture push with U.S. drillers draws a blank: sources ...
In previous attempts to find a partner Saipem boss Stefano Cao held talks with Subsea 7 in 2017 but negotiations broke down, two of the sources said, and ...

Reuters    March 15, 2019


Iraq Begins Legal Proceedings Against 14 French Islamic State ...
Security sources said the 14 stand accused by the Iraqi National Intelligence Service of carrying out "terrorist acts" in Mosul and running some of Islamic State's ...

New York Times    March 15, 2019


UPDATE 1-Turkcell CEO Terzioglu steps down after four years ...
One analyst who declined to be named said Terzioglu, who became CEO in 2015, was well-regarded for his role reshaping the company's strategy and guiding ...

Reuters    March 15, 2019


Israeli Warplanes Strike Gaza After Rockets Fired Toward Tel Aviv ...
A security official briefed on the situation, who declined to be identified by name or nationality, told Reuters the launch was "the result of an error - that an attack ...

New York Times    March 15, 2019


New Zealand terror attack at mosques in Christchurch: Live updates ...
... in order to identify any possible US-based connections to the New Zealand shooter, according to a law enforcement official who was speaking on background.

CNN    March 15, 2019


Snapchat to Launch Gaming Platform Next Month-Cheddar - The ...
... Inc plans to announce its gaming platform for developers next month, online news service Cheddar reported on Friday, citing a person familiar with the matter.

New York Times    March 15, 2019


Springfield, Greene County residents tell DNR about TCE concerns
One woman, who would not give her name because she did not want to offend her employer, berated state officials, pointing her finger at them. "These sons of ...

USA Today    March 15, 2019


Argentina seeks market makers to help stabilize the peso - sources ...
... embattled peso currency when the Treasury starts newly announced dollar sales in April, two people with direct knowledge of the plans told Reuters on Friday.

Reuters    March 15, 2019


TPG Rise founder leaves firm in wake of U.S. college admissions ...
TPG decided to do this given the change in circumstances this week and not because it was triggered by McGlashan's departure, the source said. A spokesman ...

Reuters    March 15, 2019


Homan: Santa Clara County hasn't honored an ICE detainer in over ...
Earlier today, “The Ingraham Angle” was contacted by an anonymous source with knowledge of the case. This person obtained, what they said, was the copy of ...

Fox News    March 15, 2019


Disney reinstated director James Gunn for 'Guardians of the Galaxy 3'
The person who spoke to CNBC requested anonymity because the matter is confidential. Gunn's reinstatement will not impact his commitment to write and direct ...

CNBC    March 15, 2019


NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week - ABC News
The user fills his feed with comedic memes and videos and refused to be identified. Photos taken by Palm Beach Daily News photographer Meghan McCarthy ...

ABC News    March 15, 2019


Uber, Lyft May Yet Save Year From Worst IPO Start Since 2016 ...
The world's biggest ride-hailing business is planning to file publicly in April for an IPO, said people familiar with the matter who asked not to be identified ...

Bloomberg    March 15, 2019


UPDATE 1-Russian-Venezuelan lender Evrofinance faces ...
A source close to the exchange explained that the bourse itself — Russia's biggest — has not imposed any restrictions on the bank's accounts or assets.

Reuters    March 15, 2019


Boeing 737 MAX Software Patch Expected Before End-March ...
Boeing Co plans to release upgraded software for its 737 MAX in a week to 10 days, sources familiar with the matter said.

New York Times    March 15, 2019


U.S. North Korea Envoy Urges Security Council Unity on Sanctions ...
... implemented amid ongoing North Korea denuclearization talks, according to a diplomat who was present at the meeting and requested anonymity to discuss it ...

Bloomberg    March 15, 2019


Argentina seeks market makers to help stabilize the peso: sources ...
Both sources asked not to be named because the plan has not been made public . Argentina's central bank declined to comment. Argentina's treasury minister ...

Reuters    March 15, 2019


Burundi Children Detained for Scribbling on Leader's Image - The ...
The parent and teacher in this case in Kirundo spoke on condition of anonymity out of fear for their safety. Burundi has been in political turmoil since President ...

New York Times    March 15, 2019


Exclusive: Uber Plans to Kick Off IPO in April-Sources - The New ...
... Inc is planning to kick off its initial public offering in April, putting it close on the heels of smaller rival Lyft Inc, people familiar with the matter said on Thursday.

New York Times    March 15, 2019


Norway's Equinor Is Said to Explore Sale of Eagle Ford Division ...
Equinor ASA is considering selling all or some of its operations in the Eagle Ford shale in the U.S., according to people familiar with the matter, as it focuses on ...

Bloomberg    March 15, 2019


Activists in Hong Kong and Taiwan Feel Heat as China Fears ...
"Beijing is trying everything in its power to prevent this," said a security source in the Taiwan government, who declined to be named given the sensitivity of the ...

New York Times    March 15, 2019


ANALYSIS-Italy's drive to join China's Belt and Road hits pot holes
... much work to be done on the China deals, including what money is involved," said a business source involved in the negotiations, who declined to be named.

CNBC    March 15, 2019


U.S. officials say massive smuggling effort is speeding immigrants to ...
The official who shared them did so on the condition of anonymity to disclose internal operations details. They depict an upstart, highly profitable entrepreneurial ...

Washington Post    March 15, 2019


Van der Sloot Hotel Room Crime Scene - Photo 17 - Pictures - CBS ...
The Flores crime scene photos were obtained by 48 Hours | Mystery from sources close to the investigation. Credit: CBS News/48 Hours | Mystery.

CBS News    March 15, 2019


China's new investment law replete with question marks - POLITICO
Another sticking point is conditions for removing joint venture requirements in certain sectors, according to the sources, who declined to be identified because of ...

Politico    March 15, 2019


In Caracas, water an obsession after days of blackout | AFP.com
"We're managing... tomorrow I'll come back to wash the sheets and towels in the fountain," said the woman, who declined to be identified. Hundreds of people ...

Agence France-Presse    March 15, 2019


Shipbroker McQuilling ends tanker contracts with Venezuela's PDVSA
... it would end all charter contracts with the company as a result of U.S. sanctions , according to an internal document and a person familiar with the matter.

Reuters    March 15, 2019


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